Meet others in San Diego County who used to live in the Chicago metropolitan area. Renew acquaintances from your old neighborhood, discuss which restaurant makes the best pizza, and defend your support of the Sox or Cubs.

AS OUR GROUP GROWS, WE WILL ORGANIZE MORE EVENTS -- SO PLEASE BE PATIENT AND DON'T LEAVE BECAUSE WE'RE NOT DOING ENOUGH. Please tell all your ex-Chicago friends about us and send them our link:

If you want your old neighborhood(s) or town(s) listed under your name, please send an e-mail message to

Here's a map of Chicago neighborhoods:

Also, if you're a fan of Chicago sports teams, you might be interested in this group:

Here are some local restaurants with Chicago-style food or owners who are ex-Chicagoans

BJ's Restaurant:

Butcher Shop:

Chicago Barbque: Chicago on a Bun:

Davanti Enoteca:


Milton's: Miramar Pizza:


Pizzeria Uno:

Players Sports Bar:

Rosie O'Grady's Pub:

Sweet Home Chicago Pizza: The Spot: 

If you know of others, please let us know.

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