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Next, Ing, Haymarket Pub & Brewery, and other Fulton Market restaurants

Carnivale | $$$ We started with the ceviche tasting at this theatrical pan-Latin offering from Jerry Kleiner; our favorites were the scallop, flavored with coconut curry and basil oil, and the crab, glazed in habanero jelly and served in a tomato, mango, and horseradish sauce. The main courses we tried were homey: rum-glazed pork shoulder […]

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Eight spots for spring

Strictly Seasonal Search the Reader‘s online database of more than 4,300 Chicago-area restaurants—and add your own review—at Browntrout | North Center | $$$ The most unfortunate name, Browntrout (see, in fact commemorates a simply prepared rod-and-reel-caught fish that sustained chef Sean Sanders and his wife while they honeymooned in remote New Zealand. Sanders, […]

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Cris Mazza

Among Cris Mazza’s many honors—starting with a 1984 PEN/Nelson Algren Award for her first novel, How to Leave a Country—is the dubious distinction of coining the term “chick-lit.” She and Jeffrey DeShell invented it for their 1995 anthology, Chick-Lit: Post-Feminist Fiction. A literary innovator and excavator of complex emotional terrain, Mazza later lamented that her […]