Food & Dining

Chef Abu Hani is back in the kitchen at Sheeba Mandi House

Chicago Reader (Food & Drink) 11/20 12:00A Mike Sula
Albany Park has a new Yemeni restaurant from a veteran Yemeni restaurateur. Abu Hani opened his first restaurant in 2000, when he was an ambitious 17-year-old student at Theodore Roosevelt High...

Staff Pick: Best budtender

Chicago Reader (Food & Drink) 11/6 6:00A Jamie Ludwig
Lorena Cupcake Lorena Cupcake is an arts and culture writer, social media expert, and—­according to the Reader's Best of Chicago poll—one of the city's top budtenders. Originally from California,...

Staff Pick: Best Greek Restaurant

Chicago Reader (Food & Drink) 11/6 6:00A Mike Sula
Psistaria Greek Taverna This year marks the 27th in a row I've contributed, in one form or another, to an alternative weekly's Best of issue. Most years, the reward for engaging in the tedious process...

Staff Pick: Third runner-up, best pizza

Chicago Reader (Food & Drink) 11/6 6:00A Jamie Ludwig
Leor Galil Among the contenders for the title "Best pizza" this year, you might have been surprised to see the name of Reader staff writer Leor Galil. How does a music writer become a pizza, you...

Phillip Foss in El

Chicago Reader (Food & Drink) 10/31 12:00A Mike Sula
The restless innovator and Michelin-starred chef bares his soul in a new graphic novel. Phillip Foss has never had much of an internal censor. A gentler way of putting it is that he's always worn his...

Dabbing for beginners

Chicago Reader (Food & Drink) 10/24 12:00A Mike Sula
High-potency cannabis concentrates needn't be scary once you know your way around them. Richard Park's budtenders go through a one-year training program before they're allowed to talk, unmonitored, to...

If it all goes south, Joe Donut will be here for you

Chicago Reader (Food & Drink) 10/17 12:00A Mike Sula
Tricked-out dunkers and savory breakfasts from the North Shore spell comfort on the cheap. Who's going to notice a breakfast biscuit next to a display case filled with Fruity Pebbles doughnuts,...

Joe Guzzo is sweet on complexity, not so much on sugar

Chicago Reader (Food & Drink) 10/10 6:30A Mike Sula
Marz Community Brewing's nonalcoholic drinks are just as wild as its beers. Last week a latch popped on the main mash tun at Marz Community Brewing, sending water, wheat, and oats cascading all over...

Cooking for Good Times is Paul Kahan's last cookbook

Chicago Reader (Food & Drink) 10/8 12:10P Mike Sula
It's a party at Paul's. That's what he told me anyway, a few months ago when we talked about his second and presumably last cookbook Cooking for Good Times, which hits the market Tuesday in all its...
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