Jonathan posts on Food in Mouth

Jonathan posts on Food in Mouth

GUEST POST Today we have an epic guest post for all the readers of Food in Mouth. Jonathan who blogs at Hungry in Milwaukee went to Next Restaurant with his wife Grace and has an epic account of the meal. Many of you probably know all about Next Restaurant, but for those who need a refresher, it’s a new restaurant by Grant Achatz and Nick Kononas. They previously partnered on Alinea, which you can read about here (also from Jonathan). The restaurant features a focus on foods from different historical periods. Right now it’s 1906 Paris, France. They also have a slick new ticketing system instead of a reservation system. Secondary markets for their tickets have already been seen on Craigslist. So both in food and price discrimination terms, Next Restaurant seems to be paving the way. The Executive Chef is Dave Beran, so let’s see what the creative team from Alinea and Chef Beran has in store from Paris, 1906.[Continue reading]

May 24, 2011 at 5:54 pm

Guest Post! Jonathan is back with another tale from Chicago. Kyrgyz food looks interesting. I don’t even know if we have that here in NY… but read on for the delicious tale!

I had to look on a map to find Kyrgyzstan. Actually, I first had to find out how to spell it, before I could find the central Asian country officially known as the Kyrgyz Republic. As I had guessed (clearly), it is bordered by Kazakhstan to the north, Uzbekistan to the west, Tajikistan to the southwest and China to the east. So much work before heading off to a restaurant! It was like homework. But I had to know a little about what I was about to eat…. [Continue reading]

February 18, 2010 at 8:49 pm

Guest Post!Jonathan is back with a tale about Belly Shack. Nothing gets me going like Asian inspired restaurants. This one looks super delicious. Mmm… why is Chicago so far away and so cold in the winter?

The “Shack” is located under the Western Blue Line Station and decorated with Banksy-inspired graffiti decorating the walls. Belly Shack is Bill Kim and his wife, Yvonne Cadiz-Kim’s new Latin-Asian inspired casual dining restaurant. The menu is short and focused, but still takes some risks (there are even several vegetarian/vegan and gluten-free choices). The service and feel at Belly Shack is in a lot of ways similar to Urban Belly: order at the counter, tableware and self-serve water on the side…. [Continue reading]

December 2, 2009 at 4:26 pm

Guest post from Jonathan today! He’s back with us today with a writeup about Rick Bayless’s most recent restaurant, Xoco. It’s in Chicago so it’s a bit of a tease for most of us, but living vicariously is nice sometimes.

Xoco(SHOH-koh), Rick Bayless’s ode to Mexican street food, is only a few blocks from my apartment and I (like apparently the entire known world) had been aching to try it. And so every few days since it had opened I’d walked by to see if it was a good time only to find that the line was firmly out the door; so I would keep walking. But no, this day I decided to stay. I was taking a stand, and I was going to try Xoco.

I arrived a little before 6 pm and the line was already peaking out the door. It seems that ever since that Top Chef Masters win, people are rediscovering Rick Bayless. The group of exasperatingly energetic college students in front of me noted that their friends who had arrived earlier were at the front of the line and had taken about 40 minutes to get there. With a sigh, I pulled out my Blackberry and began to beat down a few levels of Brickbreaker…. [Continue reading]

November 3, 2009 at 3:51 pm

Yeaaaaaaaa buddy, we have a guest post today from Jonathan and Grace. With the weather already taking a turn for the Fall, it’s fun reading about rib sticking meals like this. Of course, the pictures from Jon are stunning as usual. Read up for more about Morrison’s Authentic Southern Cooking Restaurant in Chicago!

It was already late on Sunday, and I was hungry. As we drove through the Southside, it seemed like every few blocks there were signs for “soul food.” The signs were everywhere. And tempting signs too. Sign for the sort of places that truly infatuate the foodie imagination. They are:… [Continue reading]

September 15, 2009 at 2:49 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