Here's a time-lapse video of a giant tomato plant growing on the Sears/Willis Tower in Chicago in which the tomatoes turn into cans of Red Gold tomatoes. A sneaky viral non-commercial! It's worth checking out the larger HD version.
We'd be remiss not to mention today's rebranding of the MenuPages city blogs as Grub Street blogs. Say hello to GS Chicago, GS Boston, GS Los Angeles, GS San Francisco, and GS Philadelphia. What we used to know as the singular Grub Street is now Grub Street New York, and look, a [...]
Chicago — known as the "Windy City" for more than just the breeze off Lake Michigan — is suffering a rash of food industry Twitter impersonators these days. In the last week alone, we've seen fake accounts pop up purporting to be Sun-Times restaurant critic Pat Bruno (@therealpatbruno), Tribune critic Phil Vettel (@realphilvettel), ABC food [...]
In the latest episode of No Reservations, Anthony Bourdain went to Chicago and visited the Silver Palm restaurant. He had the Three Little Pigs Sandwich: smoked ham, a breaded pork cutlet, two strips of bacon, and two fried eggs, blanketed in a thick coat of gruyere, all on a brioche bun.
Bourdain is blown away, and [...]
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The gimmicky meatloaf "cake" with mashed-potato "icing" made the rounds, and we figured it'd die the honorable death of food memes whose time has passed.
Wrong. Chicago is now home to The Meatloaf Bakery. Guess what they serve.
Menu items include The Mother Loaf (beef, pork, and veal frosted with Yukon gold [...]
Economic difficulties hit the blogs: Time Out Chicago reports that the launch of Eater Chicago has been "pushed off, seemingly indefinitely."
"2008 has been a frustrating year for us in Chicago, no question," Curbed/Eater editorial director Ben Leventhal wrote in an email. "Hopefully we’ll have a better story to tell in 2009."
Whole Foods has made a video to teach us all how to make a perfect Chicago-style hot dog. The rules of the Chicago dog are as strictly regimented as Italian DOC pizza regulations, and yet in this video the good folks at Whole Foods sub in banana peppers for the non-negotiable sport peppers. Why? Because [...]