The nights are getting colder. Your body, sensing the darkness ahead, craves warmth, reassurance, fat. It’s finally pozole season. But for Javier Garcia it’s never not pozole season. He grew up in Guadalajara, eating bowls of the thick, sticky, hominy, and pork stewy-soup (stoup?) for every event, birthday, and celebration. His mom’s pozole ruined him […]
Geno Bahena is back at Mis Moles
Did you think a little pandemic was going to stop Chicago’s most peripatetic chef?
Understanding Mezcal by Jay Schroeder is a witty distillation of the world of agave spirits
Get a grip on agave with this slim volume from Quiote’s beverage director.
25 places to eat fresh, housemade tortillas
A not-comprehensive list of places serving tortillas hechas a mano
Chef Dan Salls pays tribute to his culinary mentor, Rick Bayless
The Quiote chef says the restaurateur and Mexico: One Plate at a Time host helped him fall in love with Mexican food.
The Obamas will reveal more details about their presidential center Wednesday, and other Chicago news
Also, an analysis of how the “Laquan effect” has changed Chicago.
Poll: Illinois voters disapprove of both Madigan and Rauner, and other Chicago news
Also, three CPS students wrote an open letter thanking Chance the Rapper.
Rauner urges state legislators to pass the Illinois senate’s ‘grand bargain,’ and other Chicago news
Also, the list of Beard Award semifinalists is full of Chicagoans.
CPD clears officers who stopped U.S. rep Bobby Rush, and other Chicago news
Also, Obama’s endorsement has been lucrative for alderman Sophia King’s reelection campaign.
Teachers’ union overwhelmingly votes to authorize strike, and other Chicago news
Also, Donald and Ivanka Trump hit town Wednesday to raise money with Mike Ditka.
This video recap of the 2016 Key Ingredient Cook-Off will make you ravenous
Ryan Pfeiffer of Blackbird and Abraham Conlon of Fat Rice were this year’s Key Ingredient Cook-Off winners.
Get tickets to the Reader’s Key Ingredient Cook-Off happening this Friday, May 20
Chefs from Fat Rice, Topolobampo, Blackbird, and more of Chicago’s best restaurants are cooking custom dishes in the West Loop.
Alinea, Grace chef Curtis Duffy, and Land and Sea Dept. all wore Beards last night
James Beard Awards went to three Chicago chefs and restaurateurs during the 2016 ceremony at the Civic Opera House.
Dos Urban Cantina offers a glimpse at the future of Mexican food
Mike Sula reviews—and recommends—Dos Urban Cantina in Logan Square.
Ixcateco Grill is a breath of fresh cilantro in Albany Park
A longtime Bayless vet brings midscale southern Mexican to a neighborhood rife with taquerias, tamaleros, and chicken joints.