Did you miss the good times last Monday, when Joey Pham (@flavorsupreme), Kelly Ijichi (Mom’s Chicago), and their Monday Snack Gathering* cohort conjured magic from the depths of the Kedzie Inn’s roiling deep fryer? Chicken gyoza showered in black truffles flew around the dining room like a flock of sizzling hummingbirds. From that you’d never […]
In January 2020 I assumed I had a lock on the annual Kedzie Inn chili cookoff, with a three-day smoked brisket braised with Cremeria La Ordena mole picoson. I spent a lot of time peering into the Dutch oven, building it, finessing it—no, caressing it—making sure the judges would drown in its smoldering, head-spinning complexity. So I […]
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Two chefs join forces for an unlikely but fitting fusion.
Spend the holiday on a culinary trip around the globe without leaving Chicago.
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The sauces are volatile and the crustaceans are fresh at this Cajun-style “boiling point.”
Lincoln Square’s new pho shop fills an oceanic void for Vietnamese soup.
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Bich Minh Nguyen’s new novel is lovely modern takeoff on Laura Ingalls Wilder’s classic series.
Spicy Thai Lao is in a blink-and-you-miss-it south-suburban strip mall. But you don’t want to miss it.
At Vu Sua, Macku Chan channels the 90s.
Don’t bet on the noodles at the Horseshoe Casino.
Eric Aubriot and the third coming of their French-Vietnamese Pasteur
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