“U.S. Pizza Cup” from Paulie Gee’s Logan Square If you’ll excuse the alliteration, the pandemic has made plenty of pizza parlors pretty popular, particularly for pickup. But for the last century or so, ordering a pizza in Chicago meant you had one of three options: a round, thin-and-crispy, square-cut pie; a circular deep-dish – chunky … Continued
Pizza in Chicago has, for too long, been associated with one of two styles: deep or stuffed. But since my book came out a few months ago, I have been trying to shift the conversation to tavern style, artisan and Neapolitan. My latest find is in Bridgeport, near the home of the White Sox, where a … Continued
There are dozens of Chinese restaurants in Chicagoland, but only a handful, if that, of ones specializing in Taiwanese cuisine. There are plenty of similarities, but still, some notable differences that are all quite delicious.
Whereas retail boasts sales aplenty after the holidays, restaurants typically suffer low attendance – not to mention worn-out staff whose vacation (if such a respite exists) lasts a few short days in January. Restaurant Week, running from Friday, January 22 through Thursday, February 4, aims to ameliorate a typically quiet two weeks with prix-fixe feasts across … Continued
This week, we’re off to Bridgeport, just south of downtown Chicago, home to countless mayors and one of the city’s legendary bakeries. At the Bridgeport Bakery (no website, how quaint), they’re gearing up for Paczki Day right about now, but one thing you can always count on are the doughnuts. Both yeast and cake versions … Continued