Podcast: West Town Tavern cookbook authors talk Spring food & wine inspiration

March 23, 2011

 

West Town Tavern book.mp3

Susan and Drew Goss (pictured) have been fixtures on the Chicago food scene for as long as I can remember. I still remember the first time I had the Dutch pot roast and cornbread at their late, lamented, Zinfandel (where La Madia now stands) in River North. At West Town Tavern, Susan still works with the seasons, making her refined-yet-rustic American food, while Drew works the front of the room, offering unique and sometimes obscure wine recommendations that always seem to go so well with Susan's food. The couple just released their first cookbook, and it's the kind of book you really want to cook from, getting the pages dirty along the way. I spoke with them this week at their home, as they pondered the warmer weeks and months to come.