Along with Chicago’s many beaches and tons of interesting things to do, our city’s diverse, affordable, and appetizing eating scene is one of the main things that makes this a terrific place to live. All parts of town are worth visiting. The idea was to pick a top eatery in each of the city’s 77 officially designated community areas, along with a few runners-up: delicious destinations that reflect the local culture.
Introducing Key Ingredient: Pandemic Pantry
Fooditor 99 and Unique Eats & Eateries of Chicago both offer a curated look at the Chicago restaurant scene.
Chicago food writer Michael Gebert launches Fooditor, a local food site covering a wide range of topics.
Video tells the story of local farmers networking at the Good Food Festival.
Some of the behind-the-scenes antics from Key Ingredient
Chawanmushi with dried-shrimp kettle corn, cocktail-hour Ants on a Log, and Malort Face: a sneak peek at a few of the entries in our upcoming cook-off.
Coming May 3: Twenty-six Chicago chefs, five ingredients, primo booze, and bucks for the Healthy Schools Campaign
Michael Gebert’s newest video, “The Butcher’s Karma,” is now streaming online.
A “meaty” film premiere, a cookbook signing, a wild game dinner, and more
Thoughts on the first 50 episodes of Key Ingredient
Two videos from this weekend’s second annual Chicago Food Film Festival
A video history of Chicago barbecue—including the contested origins of Mumbo Sauce.
Julia Thiel and Michael Gebert score another Beard award for the Reader with a win for their multimedia feature Key Ingredient.
The superfood the Aztecs called “stone’s excrement.”