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Chicago Tailgators Provides Chicago with a Kosher Option for Catering and Events

By Kelly Church

For nearly eight years, Chicago Tailgators has been giving the kosher community an easy, affordable option for tailgating food and catered events. The Skokie, IL business is owned by Steven Greenberg, who learned from his own experiences tailgating events, seeing how beneficial a business like Chicago Tailgators would be for the area.

"The seed to this business was planted in the municipal lot in Cleveland, Ohio, as I prepared a tailgate for 15 people," Greenberg said. "By the time I had finished my eighth or ninth large tailgate I believed that owning a catering company that would give the kosher community an opportunity to have food that was good and different [would thrive]."

Chicago Tailgators offers online ordering for grab and go menu items, they do full service catering along with drop off event orders. Menu items range from steaks, several styles of chicken and fish options including tilapia and salmon to chicken fingers, buffalo wings, chicken schnitzel and more. Salads and soups are also available for lighter options.

"Our beef ribs are amongst the best that I have ever tasted," Greenberg said. "The Italian beef is full of flavor and the fried chicken has depth. I love these the most primarily because they represent who we are. Our goal when we started was to present kosher food that was more unique to the non-kosher world."

Chicago Tailgators also has an event space that they rent out for special events. Located in Skokie, it's described as a modern, stylish venue that can hold up to 75 guests for a sit down event and up to 200 for events such as a open house.

"When people have a party here I see the hosts getting compliments on what a nice hall they have chosen," Greenberg said. "We have hosted people here that have thrown a Chanukah party, bridal shower, formal dinner party, wedding and even a boutique sale with passed hors d'oeuvres for a clothing [or] jewelry artist."

"Chicago Tailgators is going to give you the best customer service hands down," Greenberg said. "Our food is awesome and I believe that the prices are in line with the quality and quantity that you would expect to receive."

For more information on Chicago Tailgators, visit or call 224-534-7787.

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