The city, last year was deemed to have the most outstanding restaurant in the country, made a less than impressive showing this year despite hosting the event.
There are 13 nods to Chicago.
The Lula Cafe chef’s menu is its own form of contemporary art.
The Marisol chef is inspired daily by her boss’s creativity with ingredients.
The Reader’s Key Ingredient Cook-Off returns for its third year, this time featuring 22 chefs cooking with five different ingredients at the Lacuna Artist Lofts.
Challenged to create a dish with jellyfish, Lula Cafe chef Sarah Rinkavage pickles and fries it.