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IT’S A GOOD JAMES BEARD YEAR FOR RESTAURANTS, ANYWAY

IT’S A GOOD JAMES BEARD YEAR FOR RESTAURANTS, ANYWAY

Chicago restaurants have never had more of a presence at the Beards—and Chicago food media has never had less


Scene - March 16, 2016 - 9:34 am - Michael Gebert


I WORKED A POP UP—AND LIVED TO TELL THE TALE!

I WORKED A POP UP—AND LIVED TO TELL THE TALE!

Ex-Schwa chef Brian Fisher wanted to show what he can do. Our author was pressed into service to help make it happen


Scene - February 26, 2016 - 9:07 am - Ben Feldheim


IS FIRST WE FEAST RIGHT ABOUT WHAT’S WRONG WITH FOOD MEDIA?

IS FIRST WE FEAST RIGHT ABOUT WHAT’S WRONG WITH FOOD MEDIA?

The New York-based food website had its take on where food media has gone in 2016. What they got right—and what they missed


Scene - February 9, 2016 - 9:30 am - Michael Gebert


MOTO, AND THE DREAMS OF FULTON MARKET

MOTO, AND THE DREAMS OF FULTON MARKET

A look back at a restaurant that brought us its vision of the future, and what happened on the way there


Scene - January 25, 2016 - 10:05 am - Michael Gebert


CULTURALLY APPROPRIATE THIS. IT’S BETTER FOR EVERYBODY

CULTURALLY APPROPRIATE THIS. IT’S BETTER FOR EVERYBODY

Is eating ethnic food potentially oppressing? No, it’s potentially enlightening for all of us


Scene - December 4, 2015 - 8:56 am - Michael Gebert


TRIBUNE FOOD COVERAGE LOSING PANG, CARO—WHERE’S IT GOING?

TRIBUNE FOOD COVERAGE LOSING PANG, CARO—WHERE’S IT GOING?

As writers leave to pursue their futures, what can we read about what the Tribune thinks their food section’s future is?


Scene - November 16, 2015 - 10:06 am - Michael Gebert


MEAT MATTERS<br> (TO CHEFS—AND IT SHOULD TO YOU, TOO)

MEAT MATTERS
(TO CHEFS—AND IT SHOULD TO YOU, TOO)

In which a butchering demo prompts the question—why teach people how to butcher something most people don’t eat, anyway?


Scene - November 13, 2015 - 8:35 am - Michael Gebert


MY 18 HOURS IN THE RESTAURANT COMPLEX THAT NEVER SLEEPS

MY 18 HOURS IN THE RESTAURANT COMPLEX THAT NEVER SLEEPS

Three restaurants share two buildings on Chicago Avenue. I hang out there from dawn to midnight, just to see what it’s like


Scene - November 4, 2015 - 8:36 am - Dennis Lee


CHICAGO <br>IN THE (FOODIE) MOVIES

CHICAGO
IN THE (FOODIE) MOVIES

Two documentaries—Breakfast at Ina’s and For Grace—capture the struggles and aspirations of Chicago restaurateurs. How well do they do it?


Scene - October 27, 2015 - 8:52 am - Joe Campagna


FRENCH FOOD IS BACK! (JUST IN TIME FOR MICHELIN)

FRENCH FOOD IS BACK! (JUST IN TIME FOR MICHELIN)

Talking the fall and rise of French food in Chicago with Martial Noguier (Bistronomic) and Jason Paskewitz (The Blanchard)


Scene - October 26, 2015 - 10:05 am - Michael Gebert