Won Kim does not care that your grandma hates his food. One month into a five-month sabbatical from Bridgeport’s Korean-Polish Kimski, and the chef is feeling fine. “I think I did a pretty good job trying to respect each culture,” he says. “I was downright fucking paranoid and scared to honor the babcias and the […]
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Trini Zaddy and Alteconomy conjure Afro Caribbean-Korean food for Monday Night Foodball
Sometime last summer Jennifer Kim told me she was keenly interested in collaborating with Nariba Shepherd for a proposed Monday Night Foodball, the Reader’s ongoing weekly guest chef pop-up series at the Kedzie Inn in Irving Park. Kim, of course, is the ex-Passerotto chef who emerged amid the pandemic as the driving force behind Alteconomy, […]
Hold the Banana Phone for Monday Night Foodball
There’s been an earthshaking development in the current schedule for Monday Night Foodball, the Reader’s weekly chef pop up series. Barbecue Life Coach Gary Wiviott has canceled his November 22 stand at the Kedzie Inn in order to, as they say, “spend more time with family.” Something like that. We’ll have him back next year […]
Jennifer Kim is bottling love
As Passerotto closes, its chef reimagines the future by preserving the past.
Achieve nirvana for under $30
A trip to King Spa cleanses the body and mind.
Thattu, the city’s only Keralite restaurant, began with a biscuit
There’s a specialist in the cuisine of Kerala tucked inside the new West Loop food hall Politan Row.
Andersonville’s Passerotto is a tale of two peninsulas
One Off Hospitality vet Jennifer Kim’s unlikely union of Korean and Italian is seamless and inspired.
Stella’s Batting Cages hits it out of the park with Major League Baseball snack foods—and sushi
Robin Choi chefs up a suburban snack bar.
Worlds collide in the Korean-Polish street food of Kimski
The extension of Maria’s Packaged Goods & Community Bar serves up Korean-Polish under the direction of street artist and one-time Food Network star Won Kim.
Boo-Il Galbi is one of Chicago’s last great Korean barbecue joints
Real Korean barbecue keeps sizzling in Albany Park.
The octopus and fish go down fighting at Shiroi Sushi
The food dies right on the table at the Korean-owned sushi spot in Glenview.
Koreatown: A Cookbook documents Korean food culture’s current state of affairs in Chicago and beyond
Authors Deuki Hong and Matt Rodbard host a six-course dinner at Mott St in honor of the book’s release.
Seattle-style sticky meats go Chipotle at Glaze Teriyaki
Lakeview is the right environment for this New York-based chain.
A Korean bar crawl through Chicago and beyond
A tour of local K-bars where you’ll find the best food for benders
Niles’s other Korean supermarket has a hidden food court full of treasures
From bone soup to Korean corn dogs, Assi Plaza is serving it.