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A Warm Reception for Cold Storage

Lauren Shapiro Mandel | Posted 01.22.2017 | Chicago
Lauren Shapiro Mandel

GT Fish and Oyster has always been my favorite restaurant in Chicago. Then I went to Cold Storage.

Why Our Good Food Business Accelerator Matters

Jim Slama | Posted 12.13.2014 | Business
Jim Slama

FamilyFarmed, the non-profit group I founded, recently launched the Good Food Business Accelerator to stimulate entrepreneurship in local and sustaina...

Joseph Erbentraut

To Find Chicago's Next Culinary Superstar, Head Underground | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 06.13.2014 | Taste

The burgeoning underground dining scene could produce the next Grant Achatz.

News Of Hot Dog Stand's Closing Prompts EPIC First-World Freakouts

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 05.06.2014 | Taste

You'd think the world were about to end.

26 Food Things Only A Chicagoan Would Understand

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 04.08.2014 | Taste

Just admit it, you want to move to Chicago now.

Top Ten Chicago Restaurants

Andrea Poe | Posted 11.13.2013 | Travel
Andrea Poe

Chicago is a food town that has an almost allergic reaction to pretension. Restaurants that make it here can't rely solely on brand name decorators, media hype or reality-TV chefs. They have to be the real deal, serving great food, or they don't stay in business.

Jeni's Ice Cream Making Its Chicago Debut This Week

Posted 09.09.2013 | Chicago

Do you like free ice cream? What about free grass-grazed, gourmet ice cream that's frequently named among the nation's best? Jeni’s Splendid Ice ...

GE Labeling in Illinois: What You Should Know and What You Can Do

Jeannie Boutelle | Posted 10.05.2013 | Chicago
Jeannie Boutelle

Whether you agree or disagree on whether GE foods cause cancer, tumors and other illnesses, 64 other countries require GE labeling! What do they know that we don't?

Chicago Named Nation's Top Food City In New Poll

Posted 05.09.2013 | Chicago

According to the latest Munchies Awards announced on Wednesday, Chicago is a food city that's second to none. Foodie website The Braiser dubbed the...

Top Celebrity Chefs Talk Chicago's Food Scene

Posted 05.08.2013 | Chicago

Next week, Chicago's McCormick Place will play host to the National Restaurant Association's Hotel-Motel Show. From May 18-21, more than 60,000 sup...

Yes, Chicago Is About To Get Its First Olive Garden

Posted 03.28.2013 | Chicago

It used to be that if a Chicagoan had a hankering for a never-ending pasta bowl, "ample portions and [a] relaxed ambience," a trip out to the suburbs ...

WATCH: Bodybuilder Nails 'Triple-Double' Food Challenge

Posted 03.23.2013 | Chicago

In Chicago, the biggest restaurant challenge is often landing a table at a trendy hotspot, but at BadHappy Poutine, the gauntlet is of a more gut-bust...

Day 2 of Devouring the Best Food Challenges in Chicago

Jamie McDonald | Posted 05.21.2013 | Taste
Jamie McDonald

What is the Bacon Bomb? Well I'm glad you asked. The Bacon Bomb consists of five pounds of ground sausage, pork and beef mixed with spices and wrapped in a weave of brown sugar bacon, and then slow cooked on their pig roaster, with a huge side of fries.

Devouring the Best Food Challenges in Chicago

Jamie McDonald | Posted 05.04.2013 | Weird News
Jamie McDonald

This post documents the beginning of my recent journey to Chicago where I set eight new food eating records; seven in Man vs. Food type challenges and one at a pazcki eating contest.

'Outlaw' Craft Bacon A Guilty Pleasure

Posted 11.28.2012 | Chicago

Story by Keith Griffith, courtesy Chicago: LOGAN SQUARE — By his estimate, Drew would need six separate licenses to legally operate h...

Chicago: The City That Creates

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 12.26.2012 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

I have been singing the praises of Chicago as a cultural force since my first move abroad to Paris in 1986. However, there is no need take my word for it, or the promises of a government document.

Chicago: How To Eat Like A Local

Fathom | Posted 11.27.2012 | Travel

Our Meatpacking District is the real deal: bloody, apron-clad workers moving pounds of meat and fish in the wee hours.

7 Must-Try Tacos in Chicago

Zagat | Posted 10.24.2012 | Chicago

Some may say tacos are trending in Chicago. Really, they're just getting the attention they've always deserved.

WATCH: The Bristol Serves Up A Mean Pan-Roasted Half Chicken

| Eater Chicago | Posted 07.11.2012 | Chicago

Every restaurant, even those helmed by chefs who like regularly varying up their offerings, has them: That one, signature dish that, if taken off the ...

Responsible and Realistic Restaurants-On-Wheels: The New Food Truck Ordinance

Joe Moreno | Posted 09.01.2012 | Chicago
Joe Moreno

Chicago's new food truck ordinance has a significant number of reforms, which can seem complex, but were established to ensure public safety, dispel the competitive concerns of established businesses and help the food truck industry grow.

Food Trucks: A New Kind of Criminal?

Amy Le | Posted 09.01.2012 | Chicago
Amy Le

All that I ask from Mayor Emanuel and the city council is to give my fellow food truck owners and me the same opportunity to grow our businesses and contribute to the amazing culinary community in Chicago as my mother had, 34 years ago.

5 Local Dishes That Made June A Delicious Month

This article comes to us courtesy of Tasting Table Chicago. Each month, HuffPost Chicago joins our friends at Tasting Table to highlight our five f...

Restaurant Challenges Patrons With Massive Menu Items

Posted 06.28.2012 | Chicago

There's no question that Chicagoans love to eat, evidenced by the fact that many of our famous foods--like deep-dish pizza and hot dogs piled high wit...

BadHappy Poutine Serves Up Comforting Canadian Decadence

| Chat Chow TV | Posted 06.12.2012 | Chicago

If you've never heard of poutine, you're not alone--but Chef Tom Kern hopes you'll be craving it soon. Kern, a North Carolina native, recently open...

City Council OKs Outdoor Fruit, Vegetable Stands

Posted 06.07.2012 | Chicago

Chicago's City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to legalize roadside, outdoor produce stands. The Mayor Rahm Emanuel-introduced ordinance wil...