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YOUR RESTAURANT CHANGED THE NEIGHBORHOOD. <br>NOW LEAVE

YOUR RESTAURANT CHANGED THE NEIGHBORHOOD.
NOW LEAVE

Dan Salls’ The Salsa Truck and The Garage helped his part of the West Loop get hot. What’s happening with him now is the story of how Chicago is changing


People - March 28, 2016 - 9:11 am - Michael Gebert


MEET JENNER TOMASKA, THE BEARD-NOMINATED RISING STAR CHEF NO ONE KNOWS

MEET JENNER TOMASKA, THE BEARD-NOMINATED RISING STAR CHEF NO ONE KNOWS

Jenner Tomaska has been a secret weapon in the kitchen at Next since its first year. Now he’s getting some recognition


People - March 24, 2016 - 8:57 am - Michael Gebert


FOODITOR TALKS TO JONATHAN GOLD, L.A.’S FOOD SEEKER TURNED MOVIE STAR

FOODITOR TALKS TO JONATHAN GOLD, L.A.’S FOOD SEEKER TURNED MOVIE STAR

The new documentary City of Gold explores the cultures of Los Angeles through the eyes of a food critic. We talk with star Jonathan Gold and director Laura Gabbert


A/V - March 21, 2016 - 8:25 am - Michael Gebert


HOW DO YOU TAKE THE BRISTOL IN A NEW DIRECTION?

HOW DO YOU TAKE THE BRISTOL IN A NEW DIRECTION?

Since opening in 2008, Bucktown’s The Bristol has been one of Chicago’s best-loved, most influential restaurants. Sean Pharr talks about remaking it for 2016


People - March 18, 2016 - 8:24 am - Michael Gebert


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


THIRTEEN HUNDRED POUNDS OF CHICAGO SAUSAGE PARTY

THIRTEEN HUNDRED POUNDS OF CHICAGO SAUSAGE PARTY

On the northwest side, a Chicago family’s old sausage recipe has become an annual tradition for people from all walks of life


Neighborhoods - March 15, 2016 - 9:21 am - Michael Gebert


CONNECTING WITH THE ANCIENTS (GRAINS, THAT IS) AT HEWN

CONNECTING WITH THE ANCIENTS (GRAINS, THAT IS) AT HEWN

For baker Ellen King, being able to work with heritage midwest grains meant getting to know your farmer, your miller, and wheat itself


Growing - March 10, 2016 - 8:48 am - Michael Gebert


INTRO IS NOW ABOUT THE NEIGHBORHOOD. INTRO IS NOW ABOUT VEGETABLES.

INTRO IS NOW ABOUT THE NEIGHBORHOOD. INTRO IS NOW ABOUT VEGETABLES.

We talk to Executive Chef Stephen Gillanders about Intro’s evolution—and to new visiting chef Jessica Largey about her vegetable-driven (but not vegetarian) menu


People - March 3, 2016 - 6:46 am - Michael Gebert


FRESHLY MADE FOOD COMES TO ENGLEWOOD AT THE DREAM CAFE & GRILLE

FRESHLY MADE FOOD COMES TO ENGLEWOOD AT THE DREAM CAFE & GRILLE

Howard Bailey thinks Englewood could be the next Wicker Park—and he’s trying to get there one homemade meal at a time


Neighborhoods - February 23, 2016 - 9:21 am - Michael Gebert


SEE NAOKI NAKASHIMA’S BEAUTIFUL SASHIMI PLATES AT NAOKI SUSHI

SEE NAOKI NAKASHIMA’S BEAUTIFUL SASHIMI PLATES AT NAOKI SUSHI

After 13 years at Shaw’s Crab House, Naoki Nakashima gives Lincoln Park a top sushi restaurant inside Intro


People - February 16, 2016 - 10:11 am - Michael Gebert