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Window to the World

*Please note that ISCChicago has a No Show Policy. In addition to no-shows, excessive last-minute cancellations will also likely get you removed and banned.*

Chicago is a wonderfully diverse city; each culture has its personality, language, customs, traditions, and cuisine. Each month we will explore various geographical regions by visiting restaurants deemed representative of the cuisines of those regions.

Each restaurant has been selected based on critical reviews, uniqueness, or Zagat or Michelin recommendations (NEVER Yelp, or Check, Please!, or Diners, Drive-Ins, and Drives. Do not even make a recommendation because the restaurant had been featured on any of those; that's one sure way to ensure it will never be included on our schedule). Selections run the gamut from simple street food to 12-course meals fit for royalty. This means sometimes there will be dishes and dining practices that are very unfamiliar, but that's the fun of culinary exploration.

All meetups have been planned with the goal of enjoying a wonderful meal with wonderful company in mind. However, while meeting new people and reacquainting with old friends make the meal more enjoyable, the meal is, and always will be, the chief focus of each meetup. Please do not take up precious spots if you are not interested in the main attraction (like going to Garlic Fest if you don't like garlic in your food or a "meat-heavy" dinner and you're vegetarian).

Oh, by the way, this is a dictatorship, not a democracy. We go when and where the organizer wants to go, and approval or revocation of membership is solely at the discretion of the organizer. And the word "ethnic" is taboo.

If the presence of another member makes you uncomfortable, please let us know immediately so the offending member is removed and banned.

Banned members will not be reinstated. There is no period after which a banned member can re-apply to join.

Anyone who has been banned or has had their membership revoked and attempts to attend an event either by attending as another member's guest or without a proper RSVP may be asked to sit elsewhere if the event is held at a public venue or asked to leave if the meetup is a private event.

For those of you who are interested in the more exotic elements of the culinary world, please check out our other Meetup group, Adventurous Eating.

Click here to learn more about ISCChicago.

Let's explore authentic cuisines together!

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Window to the World

  • August 20 · 6:00 PM


    12 Culinary Explorers | 5.00

    From the restaurant's website: "Welcome to Semiramis.  Everything we serve is made from scratch daily, using only the freshest ingredients.  Start with our... Learn more
  • July 23 · 5:00 PM

    Southern comfort

    6 Culinary Explorers | 5.00 | 3 Photos

    From the Michelin Guide: "Luella's is named for Chef Darnell Reed's Southern-born great-grandmother, and for good reason: one bite of its soul-infused fare will... Learn more
  • June 25 · 12:30 PM

    hand-pulled noodles

    9 Culinary Explorers | 5.00

    From the restaurant's website: "Welcome to Slurp Slurp Noodles! Home to authentic and yummy hand pulled noodles, we are located on Wentworth Ave, right in the heart of... Learn more
  • May 26 · 7:00 PM

    Asian street food

    6 Culinary Explorers | 5.00 | 10 Photos

    From Eater Chicago: "Head to the second restaurant from the people behind the acclaimed Ruxbin for creative, eclectic, delicious takes on Asian street food, cocktails,... Learn more
  • March 17 · 6:30 PM

    live fire cooking

    4 Culinary Explorers | 5.00 | 6 Photos

    Join The Supper Club for an unforgettable meal to celebrate our sixth(!) anniversary. From the restaurant's website: "El Che Bar exudes the contemporary rhythms of... Learn more
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  • ISCChicago founded The International Supper Club of Chicago

    on March 6

Founded Mar 6, 2011

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