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Cookware in Chicago??

knet Jan 31, 2010 10:25 AM

Visiting Chicago this week - any recommendations for good cookware stores to check out?

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    pkmeeta RE: knet Jan 18, 2011 02:35 PM

    Le crueset outlet at aurora IL, williams sonoma outlet at huntley or world kitchen outlet at gurnee. Sad but all 3 are far away from each other

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      MikeB3542 RE: pkmeeta Jan 18, 2011 02:48 PM

      Those almost don't count as "Chicago" -- if you can make it to Milwaukee, check out:

      Fein Bros.,
      2007 N Dr Martin Luther Kng Dr,
      Milwaukee, WI 53212-3192,
      (414) 562-0220


    2. kaleokahu RE: knet Jan 18, 2011 02:41 PM

      How about independent stores (as opposed to franchises)?

      Post answers here: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/749688

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        ferret RE: knet Jan 18, 2011 02:42 PM


        the other poster's suggestions are just the outlet stores that you can find all over the Country. Northwestern is unique to Chicago.

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          knet RE: knet Jan 18, 2011 05:02 PM

          Wow - in the words of Politeness, holy thread resurrection batman! I started this thread a year ago without much response and now coincidentally it is revived as I head back to Chicago. So thanks for the suggestions, question is still very active, I will definitely check out Northwestern

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            Chemicalkinetics RE: knet Jan 18, 2011 05:18 PM

            This is really odd.

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              Coogles RE: knet Jan 19, 2011 08:46 AM

              There are a number of restaurant supply stores that are open to the public (at least they used to be, might want to verify first) around the 1100 block of West Madison if you're interested in commercial cookware/appliances. Gold Brothers is one that comes to mind.


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                MikeB3542 RE: knet Jan 19, 2011 01:58 PM

                No, we're just all the people who are still writing "2010" on our checks!

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                smkit RE: knet Jan 18, 2011 09:23 PM

                I posted a similar question recently to the Chicago board, and Northwestern was also mentioned. I do find it strange that more independent cooking stores aren't located in Chicago though. Maybe they do exist, but the feedback isn't coming through CH.

                I guess the housewares show makes up for that though...

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