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Pat Bruno loses battle with brain cancer

Pasquale 'Pat' Bruno

Pasquale 'Pat' Bruno

The face shown here was almost unknown, but the writer it belonged to was a respected observer of Chicago’s food scene for many years. Longtime Chicago restaurant critic Pat Bruno died Tuesday after a three-year struggle with brain cancer, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

We extend heartfelt condolences to his family, friends, colleagues and readers.

Mr. Bruno’s colorful restaurant reviews graced the Sun-Times for 27 years, until his abrupt dismissal last year, when he was replaced by a blogger who had spent years taking potshots at him.