This time of year is just murder on people with special requests, allergies and gluten-intolerance. There are backyard barbecues, graduation lunches and wedding showers, not to mention menus full of pasta, starch and flour.
For a food explorer, dining out is not just for sustenance. It is an opportunity to eat at someone else’s table, taste their food, and learn their culture. You don’t have to travel far either. Your curiosity and a willingness to try are your passport.
A famous Chicago hot dog maker is steamed at a competitor. Vienna Beef is suing the owner of a rival company called Red Hot Chicago, accusing him of either stealing Vienna's 118-year-old recipe or lying to customers by claiming that he's using it. And the rival is