Posts Tagged ‘Chicago’

Popcornography

August 14th, 2019 by Lorelai Dunn

By Jane and Michael Stern Originally Published 2005 Gourmet Magazine The best caramel corn comes from butterflies combined with mushrooms. Some people use only mushrooms—the kernels that pop into smooth, round balls—but Sharon Yoder of Yoder Popcornsays butterflies—the kernels that sprout wings that extend far beyond the hull—make for better texture. For those who like extra-sweet … Continue reading Popcornography

Best Supporting City

August 12th, 2019 by Lorelai Dunn

By Jane and Michael Stern Originally Published 2004 Gourmet Magazine From the shockingly priced cup of hot chocolate Tom Cruise drinks in the soigné Palm Court of The Drake Hotel in Risky Business ($4 in 1983) to the cheap eats Jim Belushi steals from Fluky’s hot dog joint in Curly Sue, Chicago’s restaurants have played an important supporting … Continue reading Best Supporting City

Live From Chicago

August 8th, 2019 by Lorelai Dunn

By Jane and Michael Stern Originally Published 2003 Gourmet Magazine By the time John Belushi was elected Wheaton (Ill.) Central High homecoming king, Bill Charuchas had already made his reputation at Chicago’s Billy Goat Tavern & Grill parroting owner Sam Sianis’s orders: “Cheezborger, cheezborger. No fries, chips. No Pepsi, Coke.” Charuchas had a fan club in Chicago, … Continue reading Live From Chicago

The Past on a Plate

August 7th, 2019 by Lorelai Dunn

By Jane and Micheal Stern Originally Published 2000 Gourmet Magazine CHICAGO’S LIVELIEST culinary sport is rating city specialties. Food journalists and freelance eaters are forever debating whose Red Hots, deep-dish pizzas, Italian beef, and rib racks are the best. From street vendors to four-star dining rooms, untold numbers of food purveyors unblushingly tout their fare … Continue reading The Past on a Plate

Chicago

July 31st, 2019 by Lorelai Dunn

By Jane and Michael Stern Originally Published 1998 Gourmet Magazine Before you eat a hot beef sandwich in Chicago, you need to talk to Chris Pacelli, Jr., who owns Al’s #1 Italian Beef with his brothers Chuck and Terry. He’ll tell you how to do it right.  “Assume the stance,” he commands with a gruff … Continue reading Chicago

Curbside, America

July 29th, 2019 by Lorelai Dunn

By Jane and Michael Stern Originally Published 1997 Gourmet Magazine Before Ralph Nader, cars were fun. For generations of joyriders, a purring V-8 was a vehicle for play and pleasure. “Companion of carefree days” is how Chevy advertised itself in 1950, when few people behind the wheel worried about such mundane concerns as safety and … Continue reading Curbside, America

Healthful Detours U.S.A.

July 24th, 2019 by Lorelai Dunn

By Jane and Michael Stern Originally Published 1996 Gourmet Magazine As a matter of principle, we are committed to finding food with ample fat, from marbled steaks to chocolate cakes, but even we sometimes yearn for light fare. On our beat, finding it isn’t easy. In some cafés, “diet plates” are not-so-dietetic bunless burgers with … Continue reading Healthful Detours U.S.A.

Manny’s

July 17th, 2019 by Lorelai Dunn

By Jane and Michael Stern Originally Published 1994 Gourmet Magazine Monday is the slowest day of the week at Manny’s cafeteria, because Monday is the day people diet, trying to make amends for weekend excess. At Manny’s, on Jefferson Street south of the Chicago Loop, you don’t diet. You don’t snack. You don’t nosh. You … Continue reading Manny’s

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