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Staff Picks: What's the Best Pizza in Chicago?

Staff Picks Nick Kindelsperger 45 comments

It's a time of transition for Chicago pizza. With the critically beloved Great Lake either temporarily closed or gone for good, what better time to take stock and ask our writers about their favorite pizza? More

9 Crab Dishes We Love In Chicago

Chicago Amy Cavanaugh 1 comment

When I moved to Chicago after growing up in New England, I wondered where I would get my seafood fix. Thanks to modern transportation, it's not difficult to dine on seafood not long out of the ocean, even in the middle of the country. But I still wondered how exactly the crabs got here More

The Vegetarian Option: Balena

The Vegetarian Option Amber Gibson 3 comments

At Balena, the menu is meant for sharing. It can be nearly impossible to decide what to order when everything looks so delicious, so the more people you're dining with, the better. More

Nick's Favorite New Chicago Restaurants of 2012

Chicago Nick Kindelsperger 4 comments

These new restaurants are literally all over the map, and come from both respected restauranteurs and hungry novices. The only similarity is that I was legitimately surprised by what I ate. More

Snapshots from the Food & Wine Chef Showcase in Chicago

Chicago Dennis Lee 3 comments

This past Monday, I had the unique opportunity to visit the Food & Wine Chef Showcase, hosted at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Featuring over twenty Chicago area restaurants and chefs, it was a truly impressive exhibition of food and wine. More

The 11 Best Dishes at Chicago Gourmet

Chicago The Serious Eats Chicago Team 1 comment

These are the eleven bites that stuck out amongst the other 120-odd things we tried over the weekend at Chicago Gourmet. From sandwiches to salads to carbonated fruits (yes, carbonated fruits), here are the bites we'd happily stand in line again for. More

Scenes from the Green City Market's Chefs' BBQ Benefit

Chicago Nick Kindelsperger 2 comments

Last night, some of the best chefs in Chicago set up shop in Lincoln Park for the Green City Market's Chefs' BBQ Benefit, which helps raise money for educational initiatives at the market. The original plan was to try and eat every single dish, but considering there were over 80 restaurants at the event, I had to make do with sampling as much as I could. I did pretty well. More

8 Rabbit Dishes We Love in Chicago

Chicago Nick Kindelsperger 10 comments

Bring on the bunnies. For too long rabbit has merely been an exotic offering, something written out on menus for a bit of shock value. But there is a long and delicious history of eating rabbit in most of the world's best cuisines. They must be on to something. Here are just a few of our favorite rabbit dishes from around town. More

First Look: Balena

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Balena, a massive new Italian-inspired restaurant in Lincoln Park, opens to the public this week. We sat down with chef Chris Pandel to talk through a few of these dishes you'll soon be able to order. More

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