The Food & Drink Issue 2023
Mariko Kallister knows the way of soba
Meet Chicago’s master of handmade Japanese buckwheat noodles.
Inside TXA TXA Club, one of Chicago’s hottest (and hardest to get) reservations.
Little treat season
A note from an editor for the Reader’s 2023 Food & Drink issue
The accidental postrock diner
In the 1990s, Jim’s Grill attracted loads of underground musicians with a cheap, vegetarian-friendly menu of American diner classics and Korean food.
Fishing, family, and other things that are toxic but life-giving
An eclectic mix of people practice powerline fishing at Montrose Harbor, catching and eating coho salmon despite the health risks caused by pollution.
Food, glorious food!
Why is it so costly?
At Pour Souls Cocktail Counter, Tim Williams goes the extra mile
The Wicker Park spot offers unique cocktail mixers and vintage glassware for purchase.
Dinner and a Petit show
Fairmont Chicago’s new culinary experience Le Petit Chef immerses guests in augmented reality.
Fritzi’s Delicatessen is a complete statement
Paul Stern’s pandemic project has quickly become an exemplary Ashkenazi Jewish deli in Oak Park.
The breeze is warm, the summer is long, and the patio is (almost) open for the new season of Monday Night Foodball
Check out the new spring-summer schedule for the Reader’s weekly chef pop-up at Ludlow Liquors
I have good news, bad news, and splendid news. Bad news: through no fault of her own Alisha Norris Jones, aka Immortal Milk, has pulled out of the next (April 3) Monday Night Foodball, the Reader’s weekly chef pop-up at Ludlow Liquors in Avondale. Good: Jones has rescheduled for a Monday in late summer and will be bringing along some very special guests (more on that in July). Meantime, you can still hang at the bar this Monday and…Keep reading