Nemanja Milunovic became a chef because he didn’t like his mother’s cooking. “I just wanted to be better,” he says. “Growing up, her food was not that good. She was working all the time. She cared, but not really. She was always cooking fast. She didn’t have passion.” Operating out of an Avondale ghost kitchen, […]
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Trump: If Rahm can’t solve Chicago’s gun violence crisis, he should ask for federal help, and other Chicago news
Also, former CPD superintendent Garry McCarthy says Black Lives Matter is causing an increase in violent crime.
Make a River Roast dinner for two last for weeks
Get the $39 chicken for two and keep dining off the tasty leftovers.
Eat outside at these twenty restaurants this summer
It’s finally time to feed your face, alfresco.
181 tasty things I ate in 2014
I ate it all.
The Michelin Guide is still your dad (and more food news)
Pronouncing on Michelin’s announcements, the Chicago Film Festival returns, and other events in the food world.
What I saw (and ate) as a judge at the Hamburger Hop
Chicago Gourmet’s burger-off was heavy on the sweet stuff.
There’s a raging inferno at River Roast
Fire-roasted hunks of meat are the centerpiece at Tony Mantuano and John Hogan’s River Roast, but stick with the smaller plates if you don’t want to get burned.
Key Ingredient: Jimmy Bannos Jr. makes pasta with sea urchin gonads
Challenged to create a dish with uni, Purple Pig chef Jimmy Bannos Jr. makes pasta with the sea urchin gonads.
Key Ingredient: John Hogan creates foam with fermented squid guts
Challenged to create a dish with shiokara, River Roast chef John Hogan makes a foam with the fermented squid guts.
Benefits for Zanella girls, and other food-related events in the last days of summer
Supporting the daughters of widowed chef Dean Zanella, and other events coming up.
Key Ingredient: Takashi Yagihashi puts a Japanese spin on an Italian delicacy
Challenged to create a dish with bottarga, Yagihashi serves the cured fish roe over noodles.