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Lindsey's Top 10 Sweets in Chicago in 2012

Behind the Sweets Lindsey Becker 1 comment

I'll repeat what I've said in the past: in terms of sweets, Chicago is a blessed city. In no particular order—because it was hard enough to pick my favorites—here are my top ten for the year. More

Behind the Sweets: Dana Cree's Take on Mont Blanc at Blackbird

Behind the Sweets Lindsey Becker 3 comments

When Dana Cree invited me into her world of desserts at Blackbird, I was obviously excited, but I had no idea the outrageous experiences in store for me. Not only was I serendipitously around for a 15th anniversary toast before the start of service, but I also got to talk to Dana during a staff meal. 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

8 Rhubarb Dishes We Love in Chicago

Chicago Lindsey Becker Post a comment

Yes, some people may think of rhubarb as more of an ingredient to cover up or ignore rather than feature, but I found eight restaurants in Chicago not only brave enough to spotlight this spring and summertime vegetable, but places that do it so well that I am now craving rhubarb. More

The Top 10 Chicago A Sandwich a Day Posts in 2011

Nick Kindelsperger Post a comment

Here are the ten most popular A Sandwich a Day posts from out short stint here in 2011. Turns out I completely underestimated Chicago's sandwich scene, as there are great sandwiches in just about every neighborhood. The diversity was also striking. Sandwiches were overloaded and excessive, or sleek and minimal. More

A Sandwich a Day: Pork Belly Sandwich at Blackbird

A Sandwich a Day Daniel Zemans Post a comment

What happens when one of the best restaurants in Chicago plays with sandwiches? If it's at Blackbird and the sandwich in question is the organic pork belly, then your mind is going to be blown. More

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