Food & Dining

Mom's at Politan Row turns the table on Japanese 'Western food'

Chicago Reader (Food & Drink) 7/18 1:00A Mike Sula
Chefs Randi Howry and Kelly Ijichi tap a nostalgia in the making. I promise I'm not just going to write about food hall vendors for the rest of my life, but this summer it feels like I could. Much...

Subo Filipino Kitchen is Albany Park's answer to a Pinoy wave

Chicago Reader (Food & Drink) 7/11 1:00A Mike Sula
The mother and son behind the late Three R's Filipino Cafe have regrouped at the Brown Line’s terminus. Chocolate meat is on the menu every day at Albany Park's Subo Filipino Kitchen. If you happen to...

Who wouldn’t run for ice cream?

Chicago Reader (Food & Drink) 7/10 1:00A Leor Galil
But the best parts of a “Freeze run” are the friends made and sights seen along the way. I prefer to call myself a runner rather than actually engage in the act of running.…

The Momo World—almost an International House of Dumplings

Chicago Reader (Food & Drink) 7/4 1:00A Mike Sula
A University Village storefront shows the global versatility of the Nepali street food. Madhu Budhathoki knows about the viral urban legend known as the Momo challenge. A customer at his University...

Indonesian and creole are in tune at Bumbu Roux

Chicago Reader (Food & Drink) 6/27 1:00A Mike Sula
At Politan Row, Chris Reed of the Rice Table is cooking from his parents’ different traditions. Indonesian and creole food have practically nothing in common—except for Chris Reed. He's the chef...

RIP Wanda Kurek, the queen of Whiskey Row

Chicago Reader (Food & Drink) 6/26 1:00A Mike Sula
The 95-year-old bar matron has passed, but Stanley's will go on. "If I quit I'll be like all those old ladies sitting there with their mouths open," she says.…

It's not about coffee at Café Antigua

Chicago Reader (Food & Drink) 6/20 1:00A Mike Sula
A snug snack shop across from the Guatemalan consulate offers a taste of Central America in Jefferson Park. Coffee is one of the reasons that more Guatemalans are caught trying to get into the United...

Craving: South Side — a look at the area's Black food culture

Chicago Tribune (Food & Dining) 6/13 5:00P
The South Side of Chicago is rich with the food and drink traditions of the area's Black community. From rib tips at Lem's Bar-B-Q to soul food at Original Soul Vegetarian to newer spots like Shawn Michelle's Homemade Ice Cream and Soul Shack,...

The 5 best jerk chicken dishes on Chicago’s South Side

Chicago Tribune (Food & Dining) 6/13 3:15A Nick Kindelsperger
Spend time driving around a majority Black neighborhood on the South Side, and you’re bound to run across a jerk chicken shop. Sure, there’s still soul food and barbecue to be found, but jerk is everywhere. In fact, there are more jerk chicken...
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