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Market Scene: Chicago's Green City Market

Nick Kindelsperger 4 comments

The temptation of the Chicago Green City Market in July is a little much to take. Should one leave with mounds of fresh fruit, or focus on the incredible bounty of carrots, radishes, and lettuces? I walked around in... More

Chicago: A Negroni Fit for the President

Cocktails and Spirits with Paul Clarke Michael Nagrant 6 comments

"A great Negroni makes you want to munch like you just smoked a Snoop Dogg's bong worth of hash." What do you get when President Obama's favorite chef (Tony Mantuano of Spiaggia) decides to do a restaurant side project at... More

Chicago: There's A New Chef In Town At Sepia

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Sepia's interior. Photo from official website. Sepia restaurant in Chicago's West Loop is a testament to the success that can come from having a vision and sticking to it. While the idea of having one foot in the past and... More

Chicago: Hard Cider in the City

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Longtime Green City Market veteran fruit slinger Peter Klein, of Seedling Orchard in South Haven, Michigan, unveiled a hard cider a few weeks ago here in Chicago. Like me, he's a huge fan of Normandy ciders and was inspired by... More

Freddy's Pizza & Gelateria: A Cicero Tradition Worth Celebrating

Daniel Zemans 8 comments

Serious Eats contributor Daniel Zemans checks in with another piece of intel on the Windy City pizza scene. Daniel also blogs about Chicagoland pizza with his friends on the Chicago Pizza Club blog. --The Mgmt. Freddy's Pizza & Gelateria 1600... More

Foie Gras for Dessert? Yes, at Chicago's Grocery Bistro

Michael Nagrant 9 comments

Andre Christopher, chef of Chicago's new Grocery Bistro, is a man of many contradictions—a recent vegetarian convert who serves and cooks meat, and a guy who serves dinner for dessert and dessert for dinner. And, though it's intended as... More

O'Fame: Fresh Ingredients Do Not Necessarily Make a Good Pizza

Daniel Zemans 7 comments

Serious Eats Chicago contributor Daniel Zemans checks in with another piece of intel on the Windy City pizza scene. Daniel also blogs about Chicagoland pizza with his friends on the Chicago Pizza Club blog. --The Mgmt. O'Famé 4159 N. Western... More

Gigio's Pizzeria: New York Slices in Chicago

Daniel Zemans 7 comments

Serious Eats contributor Daniel Zemans checks in with another piece of intel on the Windy City pizza scene. Daniel also blogs about Chicagoland pizza with his friends on the Chicago Pizza Club blog. --The Mgmt. Gigio's Pizzeria 4643 N. Broadway... More

A Visit to the 2009 National Restaurant Association Show

Daniel Zemans 5 comments

I learned two lessons at the 90th National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show, which was in Chicago from May 16 to 19. First, I got to physically see just how huge the restaurant industry is. Conceptually, of course, the... More

Market Scene: Chicago in May

Nick Kindelsperger 5 comments

Federal Plaza Farmers' Market Adams and Dearborn streets; chicagofarmersmarkets.us. Tuesdays, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. I was a bit surprised to pop up from the Blue Line to find Federal Plaza in downtown Chicago filled with vendors. All of... More

Marcello's: Satisfying Chicagoans for More Than 60 Years

Daniel Zemans 12 comments

Daniel Zemans, our man in Chicago, checks in with another piece of intel on the Windy City pizza scene. Daniel also blogs about Chicagoland pizza with his friends on the Chicago Pizza Club blog. --The Mgmt. Marcello's (Father & Son)... More

Chicago: I Want This Sandwich ... NOW

Adam Kuban 2 comments

SE contributor Michael Nagrant, oh he of Hungry Magazine, on the revamped menu at Chicago's Goose Island: "And the pork's put to great use, maybe best on a grilled ham and cheese topped with a runny fried egg on pretzel... More

Monticchio: Not Quite Neapolitan, Not Chicago-Style, Not Bad, but Not Very Good

Daniel Zemans 9 comments

Serious Eats contributor Daniel Zemans checks in with another piece of intel on the Windy City pizza scene. Daniel also blogs about Chicagoland pizza with his friends on the Chicago Pizza Club blog. —The Mgmt. Monticchio 4882 N. Clark Street,... More

Pizza By Alex: Merging Two of Chicago's Greatest Culinary Traditions

Daniel Zemans 2 comments

Serious Eats contributor Daniel Zemans checks in with another piece of intel on the Windy City pizza scene. Daniel also blogs about Chicagoland pizza with his friends on the Chicago Pizza Club blog. --The Mgmt. Pizza By Alex 5040-44 W.... More

Chicago Alderman Objects to Felony Franks Hot Dog Stand

Adam Kuban 4 comments

"Alderman Bob Fioretti said Friday his Second Ward on the city's West Side has major crime problems, so he thinks the stand's name, Felony Franks, is simply not in good taste." [AP]... More

Market Scene: Chicago's First Flowers

Nick Kindelsperger 2 comments

Few things in life content me more than a stroll through a farmers' market during peak season. I have dreams about strolling through Chicago's Green City Market and having to decide between the dozen varieties of carrots and apples.... More

Chicago: The Best Thing I Ate This Year (So Far)

Michael Nagrant 1 comment

"Each pop of salty roe and greedy bite of sweet sea kissed crab flesh dances on your tongue until your brain explodes." Avenues chef Curtis Duffy. Photograph from curtisduffy.blogspot.com A few weeks ago, while on an anonymous reviewing mission at... More

Chicago: Felony Franks Hot Dog Stand Staffed by Ex-Cons

Adam Kuban 4 comments

"Felony Franks--'Home of the misdemeanor wiener,' as one of its slogans says, and 'Food so good it's criminal'--is a project of Jim Andrews, who started hiring formerly incarcerated people at his West Loop-based paper wholesaling firm after employees who didn't... More

Cheogajip: Where Pizza Gets Lost in Translation

Daniel Zemans 5 comments

Serious Eats contributor Daniel Zemans checks in with another piece of intel on the Windy City pizza scene. Daniel also blogs about Chicagoland pizza with his friends on the Chicago Pizza Club blog. --The Mgmt. Cheogajip 8273 W Golf Road,... More

Hot Doug's Closes for Seatbelt Law Anniversary

Erin Zimmer 5 comments

Don't swing by Hot Doug's, the institutional Chicago hot dog joint, between April 27 and 30. They are protesting the 20th anniversary of the mandatory seatbelt law in Italy, according to their website. They will reopen on May 1.... More

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