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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


TALKING RESTAURANTS IN 2017 WITH KEVIN BOEHM AND JASON HAMMEL

TALKING RESTAURANTS IN 2017 WITH KEVIN BOEHM AND JASON HAMMEL

Two of Chicago’s most interesting restaurateurs talk about the challenges ahead for their restaurants—and themselves


Scene - January 3, 2017 - 8:02 am - Michael Gebert


2016 <br>WAS THE BEST YEAR IN THE HISTORY OF CHICAGO DINING

2016
WAS THE BEST YEAR IN THE HISTORY OF CHICAGO DINING

From chef-driven chefs to the profusion of global flavors, Chicago was a great place to eat this year


Scene - December 20, 2016 - 8:56 am - Michael Gebert


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


REINVENTING YOURSELF IN PUBLIC: FORMENTO’S, NOW WITH TODD STEIN

REINVENTING YOURSELF IN PUBLIC: FORMENTO’S, NOW WITH TODD STEIN

You just have your third chef changing one of the most visible Italian restaurants in the city while the diners keep coming. No pressure


People - December 13, 2016 - 8:54 am - Michael Gebert


A SHORT CHAT <br>WITH ANNA AND DAVID POSEY OF ELSKE

A SHORT CHAT
WITH ANNA AND DAVID POSEY OF ELSKE

Elske, open now, brings a relaxed approach to modern and Nordic cuisine to a corner spot along Randolph street


People - December 9, 2016 - 8:16 am - Michael Gebert


ANNOUNCING <br>FOODITOR’S FIRST GUIDEBOOK, <br>THE FOODITOR 99

ANNOUNCING
FOODITOR’S FIRST GUIDEBOOK,
THE FOODITOR 99

On sale for the holidays at Amazon and for Kindle!


Guides - November 30, 2016 - 8:35 am - Michael Gebert


IN THIS TINY STORE ARE FOUND THE TREASURES OF THE WORLD

IN THIS TINY STORE ARE FOUND THE TREASURES OF THE WORLD

Epic Spices is a name behind many top dishes in Chicago—but you won’t see it on the menu


Growing - November 22, 2016 - 8:01 am - Michael Gebert


RESTORING A BADASS CHICAGO PIZZA OVEN AT ORD PIZZERIA

RESTORING A BADASS CHICAGO PIZZA OVEN AT ORD PIZZERIA

At this Lakeview pizzeria, your pizza comes off a slice of Chicago’s industrial history full of ingenuity—and danger


People - November 15, 2016 - 8:01 am - Michael Gebert


WANT TO HEAR A STORY? THREE YEARS OF BETWEEN BITES

WANT TO HEAR A STORY? THREE YEARS OF BETWEEN BITES

Why Chicago food figures reveal themselves in front of a live audience at this quarterly “live lit” series


Scene - November 8, 2016 - 8:12 am - Michael Gebert