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Serious Eats Neighborhood Guides: Tom Van Lente's Lincoln Park

Neighborhood Guides Amber Gibson 2 comments

After 13 years in Lincoln Park, TWO's executive chef, Tom Van Lente, recently moved to Logan Square with his wife. But he has nothing but good things to say about his old 'hood though. "We were sad to leave," Van Lente says. "I love Lincoln Park." More

Better with Bacon: 13 Bacon Dishes We Love in Chicago

Chicago Nick Kindelsperger 5 comments

We love the dishes where the bacon is everywhere and nowhere, so all you can detect is the haunting aroma of smoke and the salty profile of the cure. But we are not immune to the pleasures of the occasional bacon overload, just so long as each calorie-laden fatty bite is worth the extra mile on the treadmill. More

Knockout Noodles: The Best Noodle Dishes of 2012 in Chicago

Chicago Roger Kamholz Post a comment

Boy, my Atkins diet has not been going well. Yes sir, I've been hitting the carbs pretty hard this past year in search of Chicago's best noodles. And looking back on 12 months' worth of Knockout Noodles columns, I feel confident when I say this is an exciting time to be a noodle lover in this town. More

8 Pasta Dishes We Love in Chicago

Chicago The Serious Eats Chicago Team 3 comments

For the past year, Roger has explored Chicago's dining scene the best way he knows how: one bowl of noodles at a time. But these are the ten pastas that stood out from the rest, and they make for a great introduction to Chicago's amazing Italian restaurant scene. More

Knockout Noodles: Riccardo Trattoria

Knockout Noodles Roger Kamholz Post a comment

For evidence of Riccardo Trattoria's staying power, I submit the spaghetti carbonara. Tender strands of pasta come dressed in a rich sauce of bacon, egg yolk, and pecorino cheese. I could really geek out here on the finer points of noodle texture, sauce viscosity and adhesion, and ingredient-driven seasoning management, but that kind of tech talk seems too architectural when what we have here is art on the plate. More

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