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Bettina Chang
Bettina Chang is an editor, writer and design fiend living in Chicago. She loves awkward dancing, colorful furniture and cheese.

Entries by Bettina Chang

Grandma J's Local Kitchen: Food and Booze for the Soul

(0) Comments | Posted May 1, 2013 | 11:58 AM

My grandma makes a mean pan-fried milkfish, and her pork and daikon soup is pretty legit. But she lives in southern Taiwan, and Grandma J's Local Kitchen is less than a mile down the street. Plus, Grandma J serves fried chicken and waffles and has a Bloody Mary...

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Brand BBQ: New-Age 'Q With a Large Side of Decadence

(3) Comments | Posted December 14, 2012 | 5:02 PM

I knew I had got myself into the right job when our company dinners started happening at BYOB restaurants. The first was Tango Sur, where our collection of red wines and artisan beers overloaded the tiny candlelit tables and my boss, having just stopped at the liquor store, said, "You...

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Chilam Balam: Mexican Small Plates for the Non Blackout-Inclined

(0) Comments | Posted October 29, 2012 | 9:28 AM

Listen, we didn't get into this whole BYOBlog business to talk about classy restaurants that graciously allow patrons to bring their own $30+ wines. Our enterprise relies upon the availability of Yellowtail at CVS and corner bodegas with critter wines priced under $10. We love food, but we also love...

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The Lazy Parrot of the Caribbean: Laid-Back Bucktown BYO Beer, Wine and Liquor

(1) Comments | Posted August 29, 2012 | 12:16 PM

I was languishing in the suburbs at my parents' house (like every recently graduated Millenial) when my two best friends started writing for this blog. Sure, I finagled my way as the designated driver or on hour-plus CTA rides to attend a few of their BYOB escapades, but I often...

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