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BITTER EX: GOING TOGETHER LIKE A COCKTAIL AND BITTERS

BITTER EX: GOING TOGETHER LIKE A COCKTAIL AND BITTERS

A new bitters company, now on Kickstarter, grew out of a relationship that ended—but didn’t turn bitter


People - April 25, 2017 - 8:23 am - Kate Silver


HELLO, MY NAME IS DANA CREE AND I LOVE ICE CREAM

HELLO, MY NAME IS DANA CREE AND I LOVE ICE CREAM

The Publican pastry chef not only loves it, she wants to bring it to the people with her new ice cream cookbook


People - April 17, 2017 - 8:17 am - Michael Gebert


FOR THIS SYRIAN FAMILY, HONEYDOE IS A TASTE OF HOME

FOR THIS SYRIAN FAMILY, HONEYDOE IS A TASTE OF HOME

In a complex time for both of their lands, this immigrant family caters Syrian food—to feel more at home in Chicago


People - March 27, 2017 - 12:33 pm - Hannah Tate and Maya Miller


NAKORN, OR WHOSE AUTHENTICITY IS IT, ANYWAY?

NAKORN, OR WHOSE AUTHENTICITY IS IT, ANYWAY?

The women who run Evanston’s NaKorn cook an upscale version of the Thai food they grew up on. Who’s to say that’s not “authentic?”


People - March 24, 2017 - 8:48 am - David Hammond


HOW A MODERN CHEF TAKES OVER A VERY OLD RESTAURANT

HOW A MODERN CHEF TAKES OVER A VERY OLD RESTAURANT

Milwaukee chef Thomas Hauck is trying to update century-old Karl Ratzsch Restaurant—back to its roots


People - March 21, 2017 - 8:02 am - Michael Gebert


HOW TO RUN YOUR FAMILY’S BAKERY FOR 106 YEARS

HOW TO RUN YOUR FAMILY’S BAKERY FOR 106 YEARS

As Swedish Bakery closes, the fourth-generation owner of at-least-106-year-old Roeser’s Bakery wonders about its future


People - March 7, 2017 - 7:21 am - Janet Rausa Fuller


THEY WANT TO BUILD CHICAGO’S NEXT GREAT RESTAURANT EMPIRE

THEY WANT TO BUILD CHICAGO’S NEXT GREAT RESTAURANT EMPIRE

The team behind the West Loop’s BLVD has their eyes on being the next big restaurant group—once they survive their first restaurant


People - February 21, 2017 - 7:42 am - Michael Gebert


THE MOST INFLUENTIAL CHEF (NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT) IN CHICAGO

THE MOST INFLUENTIAL CHEF (NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT) IN CHICAGO

Rita Dever helped create some of the most popular restaurants in Chicago—in the Lettuce Entertain You test kitchen


People - February 14, 2017 - 8:32 am - Amber Gibson


A YEMENI WELCOME AT MANDI NOOR ON LAWRENCE

A YEMENI WELCOME AT MANDI NOOR ON LAWRENCE

A new family restaurant in Albany Park highlights the food of a country we should probably pay more attention to than we do


People - February 7, 2017 - 9:15 am - Michael Gebert


THINGS WE LEARNED IN THE FIRE OF AN ARGENTINE GRILL

THINGS WE LEARNED IN THE FIRE OF AN ARGENTINE GRILL

Cooking with visible fire is the hot new thing. We ask El Che Bar’s John Manion what he’s learned after six months of it


People - February 3, 2017 - 10:37 am - Michael Gebert