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OTTO PHAN IS HERE TO MAKE CHICAGO GREAT SUSHI, AT LAST

OTTO PHAN IS HERE TO MAKE CHICAGO GREAT SUSHI, AT LAST

Meet the owner-chef of Kyōten, who wants to show you what sushi with “young energy” can be


People - September 13, 2018 - 9:00 am - Michael Gebert


TALKING WITH STEVE DOLINSKY ON WHY CHICAGO IS PIZZA CITY, USA

TALKING WITH STEVE DOLINSKY ON WHY CHICAGO IS PIZZA CITY, USA

The TV food reporter talks up Chicago pizza, and talks a little trash on New York’s, in his new book


Scene - September 5, 2018 - 8:02 am - Michael Gebert


LIFE AND ICE CREAM ADVICE FROM PRETTY COOL’S DANA SALLS CREE

LIFE AND ICE CREAM ADVICE FROM PRETTY COOL’S DANA SALLS CREE

Why her new shop only serves ice cream pops, why all the corners are round, and whose memories it’s trying to evoke


People - August 29, 2018 - 8:14 am - Michael Gebert


MEET THE CHEF BEHIND THE MOST INTERESTING DISH IN CHICAGO

MEET THE CHEF BEHIND THE MOST INTERESTING DISH IN CHICAGO

Meet Schwa’s new chef de cuisine, Norman Fenton, and see how they make Schwa’s latest magic trick


People - August 21, 2018 - 7:08 am - Michael Gebert


GRACE CASE GO AWAY, OPEN AGAIN SOME OTHER DAY

GRACE CASE GO AWAY, OPEN AGAIN SOME OTHER DAY

A by-no-means unbiased observer looks at… the worst idea for a lawsuit in the history of Chicago restaurants


Scene - August 7, 2018 - 10:03 am - Michael Gebert


SOUTH AFRICAN BBQ, FROM THE CHEF WHO JUST INVENTED IT

SOUTH AFRICAN BBQ, FROM THE CHEF WHO JUST INVENTED IT

Working around the world has brought Andrew Dunlop to a barbecue place in one Chicago neighborhood


Neighborhoods - August 2, 2018 - 8:21 am - Michael Gebert


IS CHICAGO’S CLASSIC ITALIAN BEEF AN ENDANGERED SPECIES?

IS CHICAGO’S CLASSIC ITALIAN BEEF AN ENDANGERED SPECIES?

Recent attempts to do new Italian beef stands have failed. Is there a future for the regular guy’s beef san?


Scene - July 26, 2018 - 10:39 am - Michael Gebert


MEET YOUR INSTRUCTORS AT ITALIAN PIZZA SCHOOL

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTORS AT ITALIAN PIZZA SCHOOL

World-class pizza education comes to the Chicago area with the new Scuola Italiana Pizzaioli in Lisle


People - July 19, 2018 - 8:54 am - Michael Gebert


“RESTAURANTS HAVE SOULS”: HOW QUIOTE HAS EVOLVED IN A YEAR

“RESTAURANTS HAVE SOULS”: HOW QUIOTE HAS EVOLVED IN A YEAR

How one of 2017’s hot openings has evolved its cuisine, its bar—and its idea of success


People - July 12, 2018 - 7:47 am - Michael Gebert


MASTERING JAPANESE COMFORT FOODS AT MOMOTARO

MASTERING JAPANESE COMFORT FOODS AT MOMOTARO

Momotaro chefs learn that even something as comfortable as eggs over rice requires patient study and practice—when it’s Japanese


Scene - June 28, 2018 - 9:43 am - Michael Gebert