Media Digest Addenda for the week of December 1, 2010
This week in the Chicago Reader
's newly-expanded Food & Drink
...in this new feature called Key Ingredient
, chefs will be challenged to come up with a use for a mystery ingredient. In the inaugural installment, Julia Thiel challenges Alinea's Grant Achatz to come up with a recipe which incorporates kluwak kupas. Each week's chef decides who gets challenged next and which ingredient he or she will have to work with. For next week's challenge, Achatz has handed the challenge off to Curtis Duffy of Avenues, who will come up with a use for Chinese black beans.Eager Cleaver
...LTH contributor Mike Sula checks in with Rob Levitt, who discusses, among other topics, his new Butcher & Larder in Noble Square, which is set to open next week.Prize Pork
...the aforementioned Sula, along with Martha Bayne and Heather Kenny provide brief reviews of several spots in town which serve charcuterie.What's New: Del Seoul
...Sula visits provides an early scouting report on this new, Korean-influenced spot in Lincoln Park.Hellos and Good-Byes
...Kate Schmidt rounds up some current openings and closings, including the upcoming closure of Drinks Over Dearborn, which will happen at the end of the year.A British Pub With Burger King Views
...LTH contributor Mike Sula visits Owen & Engine and Watershed. LTHer Kristina Meyer scouts Chicago Cut Steakhouse.In the Neighborhood: Logan Square
...brief reviews of several spots in this up and coming north side neighborhood. Submissions here are from the aforementioned Sula, LTHer David Hammond, Anne Spiselman, Martha Bayne and Ira Glass.
From Chicago Magazine
's on-line Dining section
In this week's edition of Dish
, Penny Pollack, Graham Meyer, & Lena Singer report on the opening of Bluette in Wilmette, the first suburban foray from David Richards, chef/co-owner of Sweets & Savories and co-owner of Mado. The Dish team also gives a poke to LTHForum.com.Because there’s amazing food on almost every corner
...in this photogallery, Esther Kang, Megan Lovejoy, Jennifer Moore, Penny Pollack, Jeff Ruby, Lena Singer, Jennifer Tanaka, Kim Thornton, Todd Urban, and Cassie Walker share their favorite dishes in the city and suburbs.
From this week's Time Out Chicago
- Restaurants & Bars
...Amy Carr checks out the slew of recently-opened British-style pubs in town.The hot seat: Chef Susan Goss of West Town Tavern
...David Tamarkin interviews Ms. Goss about her new, self-published cookbook.Three-way
...Julia Kramer finds out what 3 local chefs are currently doing with quince.The feed: Six places celebrating Hanukkah
...Kathleen Costanza compiles the lists and provides a few details.Hot sauce: Winter punch bowls
...Julia Kramer reports on the seasonal libations being served at three local bars.Drink and be a Mary
...Jason A. Heidemann checks out the holiday cocktails and beers at 6 local gay bars.
From this week's Daily Herald - Food
section:Classic cookies fit into modern holiday baking
...Deborah Pankey explains that holiday cookies are the perfect antidote for our often too-fast-paced lifestyles. Several applicable recipes are provided.
Posted this week at Dining Chicago.com
:Eat this! Timballo Siciliano, something different to do with pasta
...LTH contributor Leah A. Zeldes gets the recipe for Ristorante al Teatro’s Timballo Siciliano, from chef Vince Geraci.
Posted this week at NewCity Chicago
's Newcity Resto
site:No new content has been posted at New City's site this week.
=====Even more from LTH contributors:
Posted recently at Culinary School AdviserRob Levitt
...LTHer Jeff Tobin provides an in-depth profile of and interview with Rob Levitt, who, along with his wife Allie, recently left Mado and plan to open their own shop, The Butcher & Larder, in Noble Square.Creative Solutions for Dormant Space
...in this piece posted at GapersBlock.com
, LTHer Amber Gibson explores how the pop-up concept is being applied at various businesses around town. Though the piece isn't entirely focused on food, there's an interview with Jason Hammel, (Lula Cafe and Nightwood) in which he recounts his recent experiences with pop-up restaurants.
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