In this week’s Omnivorous: a local Macedonian takes on Puglian food.
Last week Mike Sula wrote about underground distillers. In this week’s Omnivorous he looks at several regional craft distillers who are going the legit route, among them Paul Hletko, whose Few Spirits will be the first distillery in the history of Evanston. Other locals looking to set up shop are Miriam Matasar and Brenton Engel, […]
Taxim’s David Schneider wanted to know what his people ate before bechamel sauce.
Billy Dec’s Asian venture, Cafe Iberico’s pintxos bar, and Mexican-Mediterranean fusion in Back of the Yards
At a chef’s request, a local landscaper tracks down the mysterious Italian ingredient called mentuccia
Six local bartenders do their best to redeem Chicago’s native wormwood liqueur.
As late as the early 90s, Jeppson’s Malort bottle hangers featured 11 cocktail recipes, including the Jeppson Collins, the Nordic Peril, and the Jeppsoni. Most of them, according to company owner Pat Gabelick, were “bogus.” But the Sweet Swede wasn’t: putting a sugar cube in the mouth before downing a shot—”that’s the way the Swedes […]
Seasonal hotel fare in Streeterville, fashionable flatbread in Wicker Park, and Span-American tapas in the South Loop
Martial Noguier’s rocky landing on the Gold Coast, and his replacement at One SixtyBlue
For Tribune entertainment reporter Mark Caro, Chicago’s foie gras battles were a gift.
A rare peek at the machinations (and machines) behind a Saturday-night service
Adorable meat loaf, wine by the ounce, and a taste of Nepal
The charcoal-fired rotisserie chicken boom clears the way for an underrepresented Latin American cuisine.
The return of Trader Vic’s, a trattoria from Merlo, and a pinch hitter at Farmerie 58
Where to try the cuisine of the Shandong ren, or Chinese-Koreans, in Chicago