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  • The nation's 50 best pizzas? You decide

    The nation's 50 best pizzas? You decide
    When talking about food, as soon as you say “the best,” as in the best 10 barbecue spots or the best coffee in the land, prepare for a fight. Which is what will surely happen withFood Network magazine’s list of the 50 best pizzas in the...
  • Blasphemy or not: Is it OK to put ketchup on a Chicago hot dog?

    Blasphemy or not: Is it OK to put ketchup on a Chicago hot dog?
    Frankly Yours - a Schuamburg High School lunch institution. Nearly every day, I'd walk up to the counter with two bucks. "Dog and fries - KETCHUP ONLY." That's right. Not only would I order ketchup on a hot dog, I'd order NOTHING BUT KETCHUP. What did I...
  • Downstate plates

    Downstate plates
    No longer is Chicago just "the best place to eat between New York and San Francisco," but now it is endorsed by outsiders as one of the finest dining cities in the world. The Michelin Guide's entry into Chicago last November, plus Alinea's No. 6 ranking...
  • Next partners with Apple to release Paris 1906 digital cookbook in iTunes store

    Next partners with Apple to release Paris 1906 digital cookbook in iTunes store
    Several months ago, Nick Kokonas hinted of a forthcoming digital cookbook from Next’s Paris 1906 menu, with a pay-what-you-want model. Now the finished product is a month from publication, and we know a few more details. Next is partnering...
  • Cable ready: "The Wiener's Circle" reality TV show to debut on truTV

    Cable ready: "The Wiener's Circle" reality TV show to debut on truTV
    Reality televison is about to get a sprinkling of celery salt and X-rated language. The Wiener's Circle (2622 N. Clark) may be known for its hot dogs, but it's famous for the wild times employees have with late night customers. Co-owner Larry Gold...
  • Reviewing (and giving props to) the restaurants you already know

    Reviewing (and giving props to) the restaurants you already know
    In this town, there’s a small group of us who call food writing our profession. And we're in a sort of race to discover the latest and best restaurants, then write about it first. What the Tribune realized was that when we focused only on what&...
  • Ten @ 10: Emptying my reporter's notebook with some recent favorite dishes

    Ten @ 10: Emptying my reporter's notebook with some recent favorite dishes
    Five nights out of seven, I’m dining out for work, enjoyment, and to fulfill some sadomasochistic need. That averages to 25 plates of food to try every week. Sadly, the Tribune does not have enough newsprint to document all the great dishes I’...
  • Ten @ 10: Scariest food encounters

    Ten @ 10: Scariest food encounters
    Halloween candy is a nightmare only for nutritionists, dentists and those mothers who think raw carrot sticks and a UNICEF box are all one needs for trick or treating. So, what a relief when the Tribune’s Kevin Pang proposed a Ten @ 10 Halloween...
  • Asking for the 'secret menu'

    Asking for the 'secret menu'
    When Kevin Pang's story came up in a news meeting about an Arlington Heights Chinese restaurant with a special menu for Asian customers, I emailed Kevin with two questions: How often does that happen? And can a non-Asian still ask for the other menu?...
  • Picture this

    Picture this
    When did we start taking pictures of our food? Maybe a better question: When did we stop feeling self-conscious about the stares from other customers when using a camera in a restaurant? At what point did getting the right shot of our Chilean sea bass...
  • Franks ‘N’ Dawgs to offer charcuterie program

     
    Tribune food writer Kevin Pang has the scoop on a new project from Franks ‘N' Dawgs: Our friends at Franks ‘N' Dawgs have informed us of a rather exciting development: The Lincoln Park spot will be the first hot-dog stand in Chicago to start a...