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  • Tony Gourmet Group
  • The Mayor of Chinatown

Kevin Pang files a deep and moving profile of the Mayor of Chinatown, Tony Hu.

Jeffrey Russell, owner of Evanston’s delightful Cross-Rhodes, died in a fall, reported the Evanston Review.

Mark makes bourbon salt with a cupcake holder at From Belly to Bacon.

More of the week’s food news after the jump: