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PB & J at Elaine’s

Not all PB & Js are created equal. In fact, sometimes, that “PB” doesn’t even mean peanut butter. In the case of this week’s SYSE, the folks at Elaine’s Coffee Call – the tiny cafe inside the Hotel Lincoln – have substituted pecan butter, and are combining it with seasonal preserves, then pressing it in … Continued

Shrimp Banh Mi at Del Seoul

Everyone has been talking about the Korean-style tacos served up at Del Seoul in Lincoln Park.  I do happen to love the well-marinated kalbi that’s finely chopped, buried beneath a mound of Napa cabbage and Asian greens dressed with gojujang (Korean red chili paste) and topped with sesame seeds; not as much of a fan of the store-bought tortillas, … Continued

Top 5 Italian Restaurants in Chicago

I realize the sheer number of Italian restaurants in our area makes this a somewhat daunting proposition. After last week’s “overrated” edition, I’m turning to my top 5 this week, and all of these places have a few things in common: for one thing, they make pretty much everything – from the grissini and focaccia, … Continued

Bread Pudding from Floriole

  If Wheaties is the “breakfast of champions,” then I’m Bruce Jenner. Marketing propaganda aside, I’ve never found the same satisfaction in a bowl of cereal as I have from a thick wedge of Sandra Holl’s fruity, caramel-laced bread pudding for breakfast. Holl has always sold her bread pudding at the Green City Market on Wednesdays and … Continued