Meet & Eat

Interviews with our contributors.


Meet & Eat: Matt Kirouac, Writer of Brunch Dish

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Ever since he started, Matt has been on a mission to find the best brunch possible, and it doesn't seem to matter where in the city that leads him. More

Meet & Eat: Titus Ruscitti, Writer of South Side Eats

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I've been a huge fan of Titus's work since I first moved to Chicago five years ago, so you better believe I was excited to bring him on board. Though he's only been around for a couple months, he hasn't wasted any time, covering some hidden gems on the South Side, along with a bunch of great tacos. More

Meet & Eat: Lindsey Howald Patton

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My favorite part about having Lindsey on the staff is that she's dedicated to finding great eats in Chicago's neighborhoods, from Ethiopian in Edgewater to Indian in Rogers Park. She's also put together guides to eating ceviche and pickles in the city. I can't wait to see where she goes next. More

Meet & Eat: Molly Durham

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I'm pleased to announce a new addition to the team! Molly has written for a number of other publications in Chicago and started writing for us a few weeks ago. Currently, she's covering the downtown sandwich scene, but that's only the beginning of her food obsessions. More

Meet & Eat: Amber Gibson, 'Vegetarian Option' Writer

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Since Amber started with us back in January, she's covered a little of everything. Though she started with sandwiches, she also took over the Vegetarian Option column. Somehow, she's also found time to write about where you should eat during Restaurant Week and where to find American caviar. I'm so thrilled to have her on the team, even if food writing is only one part of her busy career. More

Meet & Eat: Nathan Lurz, Serious Eats Chicago Intern

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I'm pleased to announce that we have another new intern at Serious Eats Chicago. For the past month, Nathan Lurz has been bringing us sandwich dispatches from the far North Side. But, as you'll learn below, he also has a weakness for Thai curries. More

Meet & Eat: Eric Singerman, Serious Eats Chicago Intern

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You may have noticed that I quickly introduced a brand new intern last week on A Sandwich a Day post. Now it's time for you to get to know him a little better. More

Meet & Eat: Rachel Gillman, Chicago's Gluten Free Guide

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When Rachel asked if she could cover the gluten free options in Chicago, I agreed as quickly as possible. I knew next to nothing about that part of the scene and wasn't that excited to explore. But Rachel has convinced me that not only are there options, there are delicious ones, too. More

Meet and Eat: Josh Conley

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I'm really glad to have Josh on the crew, both because we now have a contributor covering the many great sandwich options on the far North Side, and because, like me, he takes food personally. Plus, he likes to stab sandwiches with knives, just so he can get the right shot. More

Meet and Eat: Carol Hilker

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Carol is not afraid to travel to get the story. For the past few months, she's been all over Chicago to interview food truck entrepreneurs for her biweekly column, We Chat With. Her posts manage to showcase the drive and determination of those in the food industry, while always digging up some delicious new food finds along the way. But now it's time to hear her story. Take it away, Carol! More

Meet and Eat: Amy Cavanaugh

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Amy Cavanaugh joined our crew a few months ago, helping us devour everything at Hot Doug's and writing about a few sandwiches. But she's found her niche interviewing local chefs about where they like to eat. This morning, she wrote about Justin Large's favorite restaurants around the West Loop. Now it's time to learn a little more about what she actually likes. More

Meet and Eat: Debbie Carlos, Photography Intern at Serious Eats Chicago

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Over the past month or so, you've probably noticed some amazing pictures from Debbie Carlos. She's our very first photography intern at Serious Eats Chicago, and we've already put her through some demanding challenges, including helping us photograph every item at Hot Doug's. More

Meet & Eat: Nick Kindelsperger, Editor of Serious Eats Chicago

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Over the past few months, we've been introducing you to the writers here on Serious Eats Chicago. Today it's time for, well, me. This also means that I'm left to write an editor's note about the editor, which is obviously strange. So I'll keep this short and get started with the interview. More

Meet & Eat: Anna Deem, The Brunch Dish

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After a short break, it's time for you to meet another one of our writers. Anna has been covering the brunch scene since we launched back in November, and along the way we've all learned that she has a weakness for eggs Benedict and hash of any kind. More

Meet & Eat: Huge Galdones, Writer and Photographer

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If you've ever gawked at a particular photo on this site—like, say, this one—chances are high that Huge took it. As a highly in demand food photographer around town, it's kind of his job. He's a true gourmand who seems as sipping Champagne as he does digging into poutine. More

Meet & Eat: Lindsey Becker

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Lindsey has a sweet tooth, which is something you probably already knew thanks to her countdown of peppermint desserts in the city. But even if you didn't get a chance to catch up with that post (which you should) this picture of her hugging a Kitchen Aid should explain a lot. More

Meet & Eat: Blake Royer, 'Sausage City'

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Blake is a part of the old school. In the blog world, that means he's been writing for Serious Eats since early 2007—years before he even thought about living in Chicago. But in a general sense, it's also true. Sure, he's made his own bacon before, but how many other people have had to butcher the pig first? More

Meet & Eat: Joe Roy, 'TGI Fry-Day'

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Joe Roy is our fried food expert, something you should have noticed from his many TGI Fry-Day posts. He has opinions. He orders his fries extra crispy. He doesn't suffer too much grease. But you might not know that he also harbors a passion for Thai food, Italian subs, and perfectly griddled burgers. More

Meet & Eat: Kate Bernot, 'Sugar Rush'

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As you've probably noticed, Kate Bernot is our resident sweets expert. She picked her favorites cups of hot chocolate, and has also found the perfect dessert on Devon. She also has a weakness for coffee, but we'll let her take it from here. More

Meet & Eat: Roger Kamholz, Serious Eats Contributor

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As one of the most frequent contributors on the site, Roger has written about a plethora of topcis, including ramen, vegetarian dishes, and—most importantly—cocktails. If you see him at a party, demand that he make your next drink. Take it away, Roger. More

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