It’s September 26, the eve of Chicago Gourmet, one of my favorite events of the year. And so my mind turns to, what else? Our world’s eating elite. Did I ever tell you about the time I took competitive eating couple Rich LeFevre and his wife, Carlene, to the buffet at Sam’s Town in Las […]Read more "How to Prepare for Chicago Gourmet: Advice from the Eating Pros"
A few months ago, I wrote a piece on Chicago’s creative taco scene for Chicago Sun-Times, and, in the process, got to speak with taco historian (well, technically food historian, but when else will I ever get a chance to say taco historian?) Jeffrey Pilcher, who literally wrote the book on tacos when he penned […]Read more "A Chicago Taco Crawl with a Taco Historian"
Last week I was invited on “The Travel Show” radio program/podcast by the first family of travel: Arthur and Pauline Frommer. We talked about my latest guidebook, Frommer’s EasyGuide to Chicago, which was released in August. It was a hoot. If you want to listen in, you’ll learn fun facts about the latest on the […]Read more "Talking About Chicago with the Frommers"