Archive for November 2019

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving
Happy Thanksgiving from “A Bite of Chicago” On this special day we give thanks for our families, our friends, our health and Chicago’s second to none restaurant landscape. Enjoy the day. We’ll see you next Thursday.

Jazz up the holidays with irresistible appetizers from the Chopping Block

Jazz up the holidays with irresistible appetizers from the Chopping Block
The holidays can be a hassle but they don’t have to be. A little planning is all it takes to get ahead of the hassle. Why not try something a little different this year. This week the “RedEye” had a piece, “Chef Life” that looked at 52 different cooking schools in Chicago and the suburbs.... Read more »

Beef: The Comeback Kid

It wasn’t that people stopped eating beef. All you had to do was look at the line-up for burgers and the growing number of steakhouses to know that wasn’t the case. It was just that health conscious diners began to think twice about the amount of beef they ate. After all, the health diet gurus were... Read more »
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Fry the Coop turns up the heat on the chicken sandwich wars

Fry the Coop turns up the heat on the chicken sandwich wars
It’s hard to say whether Joe Fontana, the mastermind behind Fry the Coop and its unique line-up of chicken sandwiches, knew what was ahead when he opened his first “Coop” in Oak Lawn in 2017. But he was definitely ahead of the curve. With chicken wars raging amongst the big chains like Popeyes, Chick-fil-A and... Read more »