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MY WAY: THE FOODITOR GUIDE TO NEW PLACES ON THE NORTHWEST SIDE

MY WAY: THE FOODITOR GUIDE TO NEW PLACES ON THE NORTHWEST SIDE

Six independent, under-the-radar new businesses—that offer you the tastes of originality in a chain food world


Guides - April 17, 2018 - 8:44 am - Michael Gebert


C-CAP, THE FINAL EXAM FOR TOMORROW’S COOKS

C-CAP, THE FINAL EXAM FOR TOMORROW’S COOKS

Chicago high school students in culinary arts programs compete for scholarships—and contacts in the restaurant world


Scene - April 12, 2018 - 8:24 am - Michael Gebert


HALAL BEAUTIFUL: <br>FIRST HALAL LIFESTYLE FEST COMES TO CHICAGO

HALAL BEAUTIFUL:
FIRST HALAL LIFESTYLE FEST COMES TO CHICAGO

From fashion to food, I Heart Halal will showcase the halal lifestyle—and marketplace


Scene - April 6, 2018 - 9:42 am - Michael Gebert


A MILLION GNOCCHI FOR NONNA SILVIA’S

A MILLION GNOCCHI FOR NONNA SILVIA’S

Everyone used to have the neighborhood Italian place linking the old country to the new. Park Ridge still does


Neighborhoods - March 29, 2018 - 9:26 am - Michael Gebert


CHEF NICK JIRASEK IS NOT ELEVATING CHICAGO FOOD

CHEF NICK JIRASEK IS NOT ELEVATING CHICAGO FOOD

At Old Habits inside Ludlow Liquors, the Chicago native brings you the honest food of his people


Neighborhoods - March 21, 2018 - 8:59 am - Michael Gebert


BAND OF BOHEMIA <br>IS DIFFERENT

BAND OF BOHEMIA
IS DIFFERENT

Brewery and fine dining restaurant with a Michelin star in a residential neighborhood—BoB goes its own way


People - March 14, 2018 - 9:01 am - Michael Gebert


SOUTH SIDE BUTCHER SHOP RETURNS TO ITS ROOTS—LOCAL MEAT

SOUTH SIDE BUTCHER SHOP RETURNS TO ITS ROOTS—LOCAL MEAT

Whittingham Meats in south suburban Alsip is working with Illinois farmers to spread local beef to new markets


Growing - March 1, 2018 - 9:45 am - Michael Gebert


THE FOODITOR GUIDE TO THE BEST EATING BLOCK IN CHICAGO, 2018

THE FOODITOR GUIDE TO THE BEST EATING BLOCK IN CHICAGO, 2018

Authentic Mexican—and stick-to-your-ribs Dominican food—make one West Side block a standout


Guides - February 20, 2018 - 9:15 am - Michael Gebert


MFK. HAS A NEW CHEF. <br>A VERY NEW CHEF.

MFK. HAS A NEW CHEF.
A VERY NEW CHEF.

At 23, Alisa Elenz has shown the curiosity and the drive to take the reins at Lakeview’s Spanish-inspired cafe


People - February 13, 2018 - 9:44 am - Michael Gebert


WHERE DO YOU GO AFTER GRACE? A COFFEE ROASTERY

WHERE DO YOU GO AFTER GRACE? A COFFEE ROASTERY

Matt Danko was the future of Grace. Now he’s learning how to roast things (not just coffee beans) at Sparrow Coffee


People - February 7, 2018 - 7:53 am - Michael Gebert