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Monday Night Foodball

The spice must flow with Tasting India and Friends at the next Monday Night Foodball

Check out Jasmine Sheth’s all-star lineup of masala-slinging chefs at the Reader’s weekly chef pop-up at Ludlow Liquors.

On Memorial Day I rubbed some fat, Red Wattle pork chops with Vadouvan Masala, and the golden turmeric crust they developed on the grill lit up the night. Last summer I got my mitts on some ramen noodles freshly cut from a half-ton sentient machine and couldn’t think of a better prep than a raw egg and a drizzle of…

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We all know Chicago is a food town! But senior writer Mike Sula, with decades of Reader eats under his fingertips, brings depth whether writing about Chicago faves or hidden gastro gems. Every Friday he delivers exclusive highlights and reviews of some of Chicago’s best restaurants and chefs. This free weekly newsletter comes hot off the grill with coveted Chicago food coverage you won’t want to miss.

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