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YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE JEWISH TO LOVE THIS BOOK ABOUT PRESERVING

YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE JEWISH TO LOVE THIS BOOK ABOUT PRESERVING

The Chicago-based author of a new book on Jewish preserving shows how traditions meet modern tastes


Growing - August 17, 2017 - 8:40 am - Anne Spiselman


ITALIAN FOOD FOR OUR TIME: 25 YEARS OF MIA FRANCESCA

ITALIAN FOOD FOR OUR TIME: 25 YEARS OF MIA FRANCESCA

Scott Harris, founder of the popular Italian restaurant chain that started in Lakeview, recalls how it happened


People - July 25, 2017 - 7:55 am - Anne Spiselman


SPEAKING ORGANIC IN POLISH, AT KOLATEK’S BAKERY & DELI

SPEAKING ORGANIC IN POLISH, AT KOLATEK’S BAKERY & DELI

The widest range of organic foods in the city may be at this neighborhood Polish bakery and deli—because the owner likes it that way


People - June 23, 2017 - 9:54 am - Anne Spiselman


WHAT’LL YOU HAVE… IT IN? HOW CHICAGO BARS FIND GREAT GLASSWARE

WHAT’LL YOU HAVE… IT IN? HOW CHICAGO BARS FIND GREAT GLASSWARE

Presentation is half the cocktail. Chicago mixologists tell how great glassware and the right accessories make the show


Scene - December 6, 2016 - 8:47 am - Anne Spiselman


LOOKING BACK AT ALMA LACH, CHICAGO’S JULIA CHILD

LOOKING BACK AT ALMA LACH, CHICAGO’S JULIA CHILD

An exhibit at the University of Chicago captures the world of a pioneering woman food writer, editor and early TV star. Plus: Rich Melman on Alma Lach


Scene - November 1, 2016 - 8:35 am - Anne Spiselman


THE CHEF WHO’S MAKING CANTINA 1910 v. 2.0

THE CHEF WHO’S MAKING CANTINA 1910 v. 2.0

The lavish modern Mexican restaurant stumbled out of the gate, but new chef Scott Shulman is remaking it for the neighborhood


People - June 30, 2016 - 8:27 am - Anne Spiselman


DRINKING ISLAND WINES AT AVEC WITH EDUARD SEITAN

DRINKING ISLAND WINES AT AVEC WITH EDUARD SEITAN

The wine buyer for One Off Hospitality talks about how he got there, and his island wine dinner series at Avec


People - June 10, 2016 - 9:25 am - Anne Spiselman