Posts in category "Interviews"

Does the Mug Make the Moscow Mule?

Does the Mug Make the Moscow Mule?
In bars throughout Chicagoland this summer, there is a new(ish) must-have drink: the Moscow mule. Served in a shiny, elegantly cool copper mug, Moscow mules are easy to spot. And they are everywhere. So why are Moscow mules so popular right now? Is it the conspicuous copper mug? Or is it something else? First, a... Read more »

Dale Levitski, the Self-Proclaimed Reality TV Show Grandpa, on Frog n Snail, Seasonal Eating, and Lakeview

 Dale Levitski, the Self-Proclaimed Reality TV Show Grandpa, on Frog n Snail, Seasonal Eating, and Lakeview
On a cold, rainy day this past week (seriously, where is spring?), I sat down to speak with celebrity chef Dale Levitski at his restaurant, Frog n Snail. The restaurant had just celebrated its one-year anniversary and Dale a significant birthday (he started Frog’s dinner service on his birthday last year). Despite the weather outside,... Read more »

DAVIDsTEA: the Anti-Stodgy, Inviting, Fun Place to Find your Perfect Cup of Tea

DAVIDsTEA: the Anti-Stodgy, Inviting, Fun Place to Find your Perfect Cup of Tea
David Segal, co-founder and namesake of DAVIDsTEA, loves tea. And he wants you to love tea, too. I spoke with David via phone from his office in Montreal. What is tea? We think of tea as anything you put into hot or cold water that is not coffee. This is an expanded definition, because tea... Read more »
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An Interview with Brian Greene, Executive Chef at the Savoy

An Interview with Brian Greene, Executive Chef at the Savoy
Brian Greene is a super chill guy, down-to-earth and incredibly personable. But don’t let that fool you. He is also, at the young age of 27, the Executive Chef at one of the best new restaurants in the city, the Savoy. Brian took the time to speak with me on a recent Thursday afternoon. The... Read more »

Roti + Common Threads: Working Together to Create a Healthier World

Roti + Common Threads: Working Together to Create a Healthier World
Both healthy Mediterranean restaurant, Roti, and local not-for-profit, Common Threads, are trying to make the make the world a healthier place, one meal at a time. With similar missions, they’ve joined forces to help raise money for Common Thread’s programming, which uses cooking classes to educate children on the importance of nutrition and well being,... Read more »