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Buona Italian Beef Sandwich: a Chicago original

Buona Italian Beef Sandwich: a Chicago original
“A few things are undisputed about the Italian Beef Sandwich: it originated on the “Sout” Side of Chicago by Italian immigrants, is served in hundreds of places around the city and when made correctly should leave a trail of juice down your arm.” USA TODAY The Italian Beef Sandwich may just be the most Chicago of... Read more »

Chicago Eats Top 8 Doughnut Shops

Chicago Eats Top 8 Doughnut Shops
 Donuts or doughnuts, either way you spell it, are hot When it comes to doughnuts, Chicago is not lacking in places to get your doughnut fix. Doughnuts have been around for many moons and seem to be getting hotter every day. According to the NEW York Post (June 1, 2014), “Early 19th century: Legend has... Read more »

Chicago's best grilled cheese sandwiches

Chicago's best grilled cheese sandwiches
When it comes to grilled cheese sandwiches, I used to be a purist. Two square shaped pieces of white bread, gooey yellow cheese (cheddar or American), lots of butter slathered on both sides of the bread, a hot iron skillet, a spatula and that’s all that’s needed (kind of like the one pictured above). I... Read more »
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Michelin guide announces Chicago's starred restaurants for 2017

Michelin guide announces Chicago's starred restaurants for 2017
Four New Chicago Area Restaurants Receive Prestigious One Star—Chicago Now Has a Total of 26 Michelin Stars Michelin today announced its star selections for the seventh edition of the MICHELIN Guide Chicago 2017. Chicago is looking good. Michelin star selections are up from 22 starred restaurants last year to 26 this year. Chicago’s two-star dining... Read more »

Best Ice Cream in Chicago: Chicago Eats top eight

Best Ice Cream in Chicago: Chicago Eats top eight
Six years ago in 2010, I conducted an exhaustive study of Chicago’s ice cream shops and emporiums—if you can call eating ice cream exhaustive. Since that time some of the ten best that I determined to be my favorites are no longer around and new shops are making waves. A lot has changed yet a... Read more »

10 must try foods at Taste of Chicago

10 must try foods at Taste of Chicago
The Taste of Chicago menu has been kicked up another notch for 2016. There’s something for everyone with over 200 food offerings from calorie rich and delicious puffs of doom, to Humana’s list of relatively low calorie “Healthy Choices” to gluten free, a fun variety of food truck foods and pop-up choices, to the traditional... Read more »
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James Beard Awards: Try these Chicago restaurants before they get even hotter

James Beard Awards: Try these Chicago restaurants before they get even hotter
The James Beard Foundation has just announced its list of Restaurant and Chef Award semifinalists for the 26th annual James Beard Foundation Awards. The semifinalists are selected from more than 20,000 online entries in 21 categories from ten different regions across the U.S. Chicago is represented by at least one nominee in each category. The... Read more »
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