A Photo Adventure Through Chicago Gourmet

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How to Prepare for Chicago Gourmet: Advice from the Eating Pros

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 […]

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A Chicago Taco Crawl with a Taco Historian

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 […]

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Talking About Chicago with the Frommers

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 […]

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