Something You Should Eat

  • Banh Mi at Saigon Sisters

    (Videography by Todd Rosenberg)   All month long we’re roaming around the Chicago French Market, sampling some of the best bites. So far, we’ve introduced...

  • Shrimp & Chicken Perlau at Wisma

    (Videography by Todd Rosenberg)   We continue our grazing exercise through The Chicago French Market this month, with a trip to the Wisma kiosk. Chef...

  • Frietkoten Fries…At The Chicago French Market

    (Videography by Todd Rosenberg)   A few weeks ago, I offered up my Top 5 French Fries in Chicago, and realized I had completely forgotten...

  • Poutine at The Bad Happy Poutine Shop

      At first glance, it looks like a mound of something your 16 year-old cousin would throw together after a late-night run through a fast...

  • Strawberry Sundae at Lockwood

    It’s one of my favorite times of the year, ingredient-wise, but strawberry season is, sadly, also too brief. I try to pack them into everything...

  • Pineapple Custard Pie at Telegraph

      After yesterday’s post regarding Mindy Segal’s re-booted HotChocolate, I didn’t really think about running another sweet feature, but I’ve had this one in the...

  • Peking Duck (in Beijing)

      It was a tough slog, but after eating 6 ducks in four days, I felt like I conquered my own personal Great Wall of...

  • Tamales Garibay

    Oh the humble tamale. Bastardized via one too many big city food cart; compromised in quality, the result of sitting too long in a steam...

  • Cubano Sandwich at Cafecito

      I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love a grilled sandwich, and the Cubans certainly know what they’re doing when it comes to applying heat...

  • Montreal Bagels

    I was just reading through Gail Simmons’ new book, Talking With My Mouth Full, and came across a section about her love of Montreal bagels,...

  • Basque Cake at The Bristol

      While Chicago’s Italian community slowly recovers from a zeppole-laced St. Joseph’s Day yesterday, there could be cause for lament, now that the window for...