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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


KITSUNE: CREATING THE TASTES OF JAPAN IN THE MIDWEST

KITSUNE: CREATING THE TASTES OF JAPAN IN THE MIDWEST

The chefs from Elizabeth are trying to figure out how to translate Japanese perfectionism for midwestern ingredients


People - January 13, 2017 - 9:20 am - Michael Gebert


FOOD WRITER WORKS NEW YEAR’S EVE AT CHICAGO STEAKHOUSE!

FOOD WRITER WORKS NEW YEAR’S EVE AT CHICAGO STEAKHOUSE!

Once, Lisa Shames worked New Year’s Eve. This year she hung around at Maple & Ash to see how the magic happens


People - January 10, 2017 - 8:23 am - Lisa Shames


MEET TEMPORIS, 2017’S FIRST BIG (LITTLE) RESTAURANT

MEET TEMPORIS, 2017’S FIRST BIG (LITTLE) RESTAURANT

Two chefs are about to open a tiny, intimate tasting menu restaurant in West Town—with a touch of mad science in the mix


People - December 16, 2016 - 8:28 am - Michael Gebert