Something You Should Eat

  • 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...

  • Charcuterie at 676 Restaurant

      While the nose-to-tail ethos tends to flourish at neighborhood places like The Bristol and The Publican, you wouldn’t think a tourist destination like the...

  • Tarte Flambée at Pierrot Gourmet

      Since we’re talking about love today, I should make a confession: I’ve always been in love with Alsatian food and wine. This tiny sliver...

  • Doughnuts at The Bridgeport Bakery

      This week, we’re off to Bridgeport, just south of downtown Chicago, home to countless mayors and one of the city’s legendary bakeries. At the...

  • Tuna Taco at Province

      Unlike the dark ages of the early ’00s, you can now find decent fish tacos around Chicago. One of the best Baja-style versions is...

  • Cha Siu Bao & Calamari Sticks from Shui Wah

      In honor of the Chinese New Year (Year of the Dragon, in case you were wondering), we’re celebrating with TWO Something(s) You Should Eat...

  • Fried Chicken from West Town Tavern

    Some word combinations just have that magic touch for me, conjuring images, smells and textures in an instant: “Italian Beef,” “daikon kimchi” and “fried chicken”...

  • Clam Chowder from Glenn’s Diner

      I’ve been a fan of Glenn’s Diner ever since the kids were little. The magical cereal “wall” drew us in, but the fresh seafood,...

  • Meatballs at Ripasso

      Theo Gilbert has certainly paid his dues in the eyes of Italian nonnas and sous chefs everywhere. He’s logged time at nearly every station...

  • Potato Latkes From The Bagel

      Last night, Jews around the world lit candles, spun dreidels and ate a boatload of potato pancakes, commemorating the miracle of oil that lasted...