Chicago posts on Food in Mouth

Chicago posts on Food in Mouth

Apparently New York City will get a Chick-Fil-a at some point in 2015, around the Bryant Park area by 6th ave. It kind of bugs me that such tasty chicken sandwiches go on to make some despicably religious conservatives uber rich. Seriously, look up the net worth of S Truett Cathy before his passing, and he was a billionaire. AMNY said that when it opened in Chicago, its mayor voiced disapproval, I assume because of what their CEO tweeted in 2012. But you know what, in the Chicago location we saw… it was packed. As much as McDonalds cornered the burger market, they never seemed to really win in the chicken sandwich niche…. [Continue reading]

September 3, 2015 at 1:44 am

For the food obsessed, one of the selling points of New York City is that you could find a wide variety of food items, and if the concentration of that ethnic group is high enough, then you could find something awesome. Yes, yes, yes, the food cognizenti stopped liking to say there’s such a thing as ‘ethnic’ food because all food is ethnic. Whatever. It’s easy to find a fucking Applebees in Ohio, so you tell me what the hell ‘American (new)’ is supposed to be. But Chicago has a lot of what you can find in New York. Maybe there aren’t ten great ramen places, but there’s at least one. There might not be ten casual places serving top notch lunch fare, but Avec just started seving lunch! It’s a popular place in Chicago that had only done dinner service, and didn’t take reservations…. [Continue reading]

August 7, 2015 at 12:56 pm

Wifey and I went to Chicago earlier this summer to scope out the city before perhaps moving there next summer. It’s probably like my fifth time to Chicago and all this time, I had never tried an Italian beef sandwich. There are multiple options in Chicago (view with Javascript turned off to skip their pay wall), and Portillo’s is a good enough approximation of this iconic Chicago favorite. While I was at it, I also stuffed my face with a Chicago-style hot dog, because might as well!… [Continue reading]

August 3, 2015 at 7:56 pm

The thing about going to Chicago for one single meal is that most minds turn to Alinea or Next. Those are probably great choices. The only thing is, Alinea is CRAZY expensive of an experience (though I’m sure super worth it for foodies/foodists). And Next is pretty hard to get tickets for exactly the moment you visit Chicago. We ended up with Girl and the Goat, an amazing option. For New Yorkers or out of towners, it’s very important to know that while the rule in New York is a 30-day advance reservation, in Chicago there’s no set rule because Girl and the Goat goes out as far as two months. We tried to make a reservation around 40 days in advance and we could only get the very last seating on the night we went…. [Continue reading]

July 29, 2013 at 7:44 pm

This week I had to go to Chicago to attempt to discover the possibility of getting a job. It was a very short day trip and was actually the first time I ever traveled ‘for work.’ I add the quotes because it’s not actually for work but rather, for the potential opportunity for work. That really doesn’t have much relevance to the food blog except that I had a chance to eat a sandwich inside of O’Hare International Airport. Apparently Top Chef season one winner, Rick Bayless, has a tortas shop in Terminal 3 by the K and H gates. There were other options that were tempting like McDonald’s or Manchu Wok, but I figured why not try something that’s special to Chicago?… [Continue reading]

September 21, 2012 at 4:08 pm

One thing that’s nice about New York is that it’s possible to get restaurant-level desserts without going to a restaurant. Dominique Ansel… [more]

October 22, 2015 at 1:12 am

We went to check out the new-ish Whitney Museum by the Meatpacking District the other week. The weather was gorgeous and you could see the Freedom Tower… [more]

October 18, 2015 at 5:00 pm

The long goodbye is always the hardest. And while school happens and time passes, we still have to find ways to pass the time, and to fill our bellies…. [more]

October 9, 2015 at 1:03 am

At some point in my life, instead of going to the school that was a five minute bike ride away from my house, I got bussed into an inner city school… [more]

October 1, 2015 at 1:22 am

One of the benefits of marrying someone who is very different from me is that there are new food items to grow to love. Kouign Amann is a buttery pastry… [more]

September 30, 2015 at 1:54 am