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Crust Fund Pizza presents School Pizza Night at the next Monday Night Foodball

There’s been a startling discovery in the field of pizza research: lunch ladies invented the prototype for the Detroit-style pizza. Most people give credit for this monumental achievement to Gus Guerra of Buddy’s Rendezvous Pizzeria on Six Mile and Conant Street in the Motor City, but thanks to recently unearthed historical documents, we now know […]

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Born in Puerto Rico, seared, stewed, and fried in Chicago: Moncho Moncheo headlines the next Monday Night Foodball

“Hey, let’s just make sauce,” said Quique. Quique and Ale both got McNuggets for lunch. Quique ordered barbecue sauce. Ale had sweet and sour. That was 2006, on a third-grade field trip to Arecibo Observatory west of San Juan, Puerto Rico, “and that was the beginning of our culinary adventure,” says Alejandro Gonzalez. “We still […]

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The breeze is warm, the summer is long, and the patio is (almost) open for the new season of Monday Night Foodball

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 […]

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Better Boy reveals an easygoing, fine-dining future at the next Monday Night Foodball

Better Boy works hard. Better Boy thrives anywhere it grows. Better Boy is meaty and juicy. Better Boy explodes with flavor. No, I’m not talking about Solanum lycopersicum, everybody’s favorite brawny, bloodred, beefsteak tomato. I’m talking about Adam McFarland and Tom Rogers, the chef duo that grew out of a fertile landscape of esteemed fine-dining […]

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It’s all Indigenous (except for the fry bread) with Ketapanen Kitchen at the next Monday Night Foodball

There are more than 34,000 Native Americans living in Chicago according to the 2020 census—and that’s probably an undercount. So who’s cooking at all the weddings, funerals, feasts, ceremonies, and powwows? That would be Jessica Walks First, the omnipresent chef behind Ketapanen Kitchen. Walks First was born on the Menominee Indian Reservation in northeastern Wisconsin, […]