Food, Review

Review: Let’s Get This Bread—Top 5 Bakeries in Chicago

Review and photos by Lydia Schultz If you think finding good bread is easy, you’re wrong. Bread seems simple enough, but it takes substantial work to produce and find exceptional […]

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Cafes and restaurants, Food, Review

Review: Putting a Bit of Seoul Into Our Soul

Review and photos by Bruce Kong. What we know about Korean food can be summarized in a variety of recipes that include spice, vinegar and fermentation. Bulgogi, tteokbokki, and naengmyeon […]

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Chicago history, Events, Food, Lit, Live lit events, Nonfiction, Recipes

Review: Consuming My Religion: Holy Food, by Christina Ward

No matter how busy they were creating the universe, some gods always found time to lay down the law on what their worshippers should eat. Diets and deities have a […]

Dan Kelly /
Beyond, Event, Food

Dispatch: Dîner en Blanc Returns to Chicago, an Outdoor Dinner Party with Style and Community to Spare

Billed as Chicago’s largest dinner party, Dîner en Blanc is an annual, one-night-only pop-up event held in major cities all over the world for no other reason than to celebrate […]

Lisa Trifone /
Comedy, Food, Review, Stages

Review: You’ve Heard of Dinner Theater, Now Make Way for Brunch Theater—With Clowns

The article and photos are by Bruce Kong. Brunch continues to play a dominant role in the daily meal system, as a combined breakfast and lunch, it’s a blend of […]

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Cafes and restaurants, Food

Review: A New Perspective on Mediterranean at Ema

By Bruce Kong Mediterranean cuisine is known for countless, flavorful dishes that can be enjoyed under the hot summer sun. Fresh herbs play a primary role in Mediterranean cuisine, shunning […]

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Cafes and restaurants, Food, Review

Review: Osteria Langhe Offers a Glimpse of the Piedmont Region of Italy in Chicago

This article is written by Bruce Kong. It is no surprise that Italian cuisine is a staple in Chicago; much of what we know about it comes down to the […]

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Cafes and restaurants, Chicago history, Chicago history, Food, Lit, Nonfiction, Suburbs and exurbs

Review: Ignoring and Then Extracting Ghetto Gold, White Burgers, Black Cash, by Naa Oyo A. Kwate

Naa Oyo A. Kwate, the author of White Burgers, Black Cash: Fast Food from Black Exclusion to Exploitation, will be in conversation with Stacey Sutton on Thursday, April 27, at […]

Patrick T. Reardon /

What’s on Your Menu for Mother’s Day? Tips From a Non-Mom

Mother’s Day—celebrated just about everywhere. From flowers and chocolates to a day at the spa or brunch at a favorite spot, mothers can take one day to marvel at their […]

Cynthia Kallile /
Comics and Graphic Novels, Event, Food, Lit, Nonfiction

Review: Eating Cheap Without Eating Poorly, The Poorcraft Cookbook

The Poorcraft Cookbook By Nero Villagallos O’Reilly Iron Circus Comics If there’s one thing old people know it’s that young people are dumb. Selective amnesia makes each generation’s youth-haters forget […]

Dan Kelly /
Cafes and restaurants, Food

Essay: A Farewell to Dinkel’s—Because After 100 Years, It’s About to Close

Dinkel’s Bakery, a North Side institution, is closing its doors on April 30 after 100 years. Its bereft customers are lining up for beloved breads and pastries. One customer was […]

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Eat Well, Do Good at Wednesday’s Epic Chicago Chefs Cook for Ukraine Fundraiser

Wednesday night, you have an opportunity to eat delicious bites prepared by nearly six dozen of Chicago’s top chefs — and do a world of good for the war-afflicted people […]

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