Monica came to WBEZ in 2013 from the Chicago Tribune where she spent 16 years editing and reporting on food, culture and health. Before that she wrote and edited at the Daily Southtown and Chicago Sun-Times. Monica has won multiple writing awards and been nominated for the James Beard Award five times.
Monica is a fourth generation Chicagoan whose children are fourth generation Chicago Public School graduates.
Stories by Monica Eng
In fact, there are more than a dozen better-than-decent examples of the Jewish baked art form — schmear or no schmear.
From baking to birdwatching, Chicagoans share some of the ways they’ve managed to get through a year of social distancing.
The violin-playing, whistling musician wanted to know more about the Metro, the Hideout and Lyric Opera House, all places he’s performed.
Serious eater Monica Eng makes a semi-serious case for why the sweet steak should be considered the “most Chicago” sandwich.
Evanston and Oak Park have reopened playgrounds, with safety guidelines. Could Chicago do something similar?
One listener wants to know how to help struggling businesses. We put together a list of ideas with the help of industry experts.
Aquí pueden ver algunos pasos que usted, sus vecinos y los funcionarios electos pueden dar para ayudar a responder con el problema de ratas de la ciudad.
Top chef Arun Sampathavivat tells you what to get and how to eat it — hint: no chopsticks.
Maybe you find them annoying or maybe not, but one thing is certain: Chicago’s got a lot of them. So we’re taking on your geese questions.
From the Walnut Room restaurant to its window displays, Marshall Field’s figured out how to draw in the crowds during the holiday.