Posts Tagged ‘Illinois’

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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