Finding really authentic Jamaican jerk chicken in Chicago isn't easy.‚ Some people swear by Daddy O's Jerk on the South Side, but for my money, I'll head to one of the four (soon to be five) Uncle Joe's Jerk restaurants on the South Side.‚ Owner Joe Niesh and his wife have somehow captured the fla
Vijay Puniani was tired of the Americanized Indian food on Devon Avenue in Chicago, and he realized there was a demand for tasty Indian but in a more fast-casual environment.‚ Inspired by Chipotle, he has created Chutney Joe's, the Indian answer to fast food, which he's hoping to open up around the
Jamaican Independence Day is coming up (Aug. 6) and in honor of that special day, a tribute to a very special dish: Jamaican Jerk. This indigenous rub of thyme, garlic, Scotch bonnet peppers and scallions is also part of a unique style of cooking - over the branches of the allspice tree.
This is prime season for The Chef's Garden. The Huron, OH-based farm is the go-to source for high-end chefs from all over the country, especially if they want baby, micro or petite versions of their herbs and vegetables.
With the 4th of July upon us, most folks will be grilling hot dogs and hamburgers this weekend.‚ I have the just the story to get you into the mood: the best hot dog story ever produced on Chicago Public Radio.‚ This piece garnered a James Beard Award several years ago, as well as a Peter Lisagor
The Trump International Hotel and Tower opens its drop-dead gorgeous Terrace tonight, and we had a little preview last night. With commanding views to the North, East and South, including a killer view of the Chicago River and Lake, it is without peer in Chicago.
Bruce Kraig is a Chicago Culinary Historian, Kendall College Instructor and writer, but he's also a hot dog aficionado. He has just written "Hot Dog - A Global History," which answers just about every question you've ever had regarding the beloved red hot.
Chicago chef Takashi Yagihashi not only has a noodle kiosk in Macy's and a namesake restaurant in Bucktown, but a new book out as well. We spoke over a bowl of ramen about the inspiration for it.