Archive for March 2019

White Sox Food Preview: It looks like another winning season

White Sox Food Preview: It looks like another winning season
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 was Sox Food Preview Day at Guaranteed Rate Field. The annual preview day, open to the media and other invited guests, is almost as exciting as the home opener. The ball club always does a beautiful job of putting together an exceptional line-up of food creations and surprises with the help... Read more »

Lunch at Sikia

The young man setting the table was moving slowly, stopping every now and then to make sure everything was in the right place. The young woman who brought our menus and took our drink orders did so with the same attention to detail. As it turns out, both had been on the job for less... Read more »

Yolk creates the unexpected for breakfast at their Bucktown test kitchen

Yolk creates the unexpected for breakfast at their Bucktown test kitchen
Yolk,  Taki Kastanis’s  popular breakfast and lunch destination, that opened its first location in the South Loop in 2006 has been on a roll (pun intended) ever since. After expanding throughout Chicago, Yolk opened locations in Indianapolis, Boca Raton, Dallas and Fort Worth gaining a cult-like following and appearing on many “best of” breakfast lists. Why Yolk? Yolk... Read more »

A First: Restaurant Week in West Lakeview

With “local” and “independent” fast becoming endangered species, the Lakeview Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the neighborhood’s first-ever Restaurant Week, an event designed to counter the trend. From March 22 to March 28, sixteen local restaurants will be offering special prix-fixe menus priced from $10 to $40. It’s both a good deal for diners and... Read more »
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    Carole is an arts, entertainment and food journalist. She writes "Show Me Chicago" and "Chicago Eats" for ChicagoNow and covers Chicago places and events for Choose Chicago (City of Chicago) as well as freelancing for a variety of publications.


    I started writing when I was in grade school. And when I wasn’t writing or thinking about writing, I was reading what someone else had written. So it wasn’t a stretch for me to think about writing as a career. Neither was it a stretch to think about writing about food, a subject I’d always found interesting, more in terms of history, cooking, restaurants and culture than eating and critiquing. Decades after selling my first story, my interest in writing about food continues, and “A Bite of Chicago” gives me another opportunity to pursue my passion with people who share it.

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