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Friday food porn: Spring board

Ramps and guanciale flatbread, slathered with hazelnut-ramp pesto and topped with grilled ramps, smoky guanciale and bits of preserved lemon, $16.50 at The Peasantry in Lincoln Park.

Friday food porn: Spicy stuff!

Bill Dugan from The Fishguy Market in Irving Park writes: “My girlfriend, Tracy, and I have been digging ramps near my home in Michigan for the past ten years or so…. We just completed a two-week process making kimchi using the stem, bulb and leaves. It adds a more succinct flavor than bulb garlic and […]

Friday food porn: Sexy spears

Spring sensation: Grilled asparagus dressed with rhubarb kimchi, guajillo ricotta, Serrano ham, pea shoots and sesame, $6 on Chef David Dworshak’s spring menu at Takito Kitchen in Wicker Park.

Friday food porn: Beautiful beef

Chef Gretchen Hollen’s Poag burger, $10, at Poag Mahone’s in the Loop is made from 100-percent grass-fed beef raised on an American family farm without antibiotics or hormones. The farm is certified for high animal welfare and its cattle are raised without confinement.

Friday food porn: Hail Spaghetti Monster

Anatra e bigoli, this weekend’s special at Merlo on Maple on the Gold Coast starts with fat bigoli pasta, a traditional noodle from the Veneto region of Italy. It dates at least to early 16th century, when it was mentioned in Libreto de Tutte le Cose che se Manzano by Johannes Michael Savonarola. Chef Silvia […]

Friday food porn: Egg-stra special

Scotch eggs at SmallBar Division in Ukrainian Village feature pork sausage wrapped around hard-cooked eggs, deep fried and served with confited garlic aioli. $5.

Friday food porn: The art of Easter

Certified Master Chef Alain Roby of All-Chocolate Kitchen in Geneva created this masterpiece of spun sugar, along with a variety of other Easter confections, including handmade chocolate bunnies up to 2-1/2 feet tall, constructed of Grand-cru chocolate ($9.95–$225), sugar-blown robin’s nests with a chocolate truffle egg inside ($32), handmade chocolate eggs complete with sugar-blown bows […]

Friday food porn: Breakfast is a state of mind

Monday, March 25, is International Waffle Day! In honor of the occasion, Grass Fed in Bucktown offers its top weekend brunch item, fried chicken and waffles, for lunch and dinner, $14. The savory and sweet combination features buttermilk-brined Amish-raised chicken over crisp waffles with sage butter and a drizzle of warm maple syrup.

Friday food porn: Southern fried!

Southern fried chicken features every Sunday at 25 Degrees in River North. Chef Tim Goodell’s chicken dinner comes with a choice of two side dishes, including mashed potatoes with gravy, mac and cheese, collard greens, coleslaw and cornbread, $12; additional sides are $4 each. During the rest of the week you can get the fried […]

Friday food porn: Fungified!

House-made linguine with freshly shaved French Périgord truffles, wild mushrooms, marsala, parmesan cream and fried mushrooms, $19, is part of Fresco 21 Chef Cameron Grant’s celebration of truffle season. The fungi also feature in Grant’s filet carpaccio tapa, $12, topped with arugula, walnuts, grapes and lemon aioli. The Rosemont restaurant will serve Périgord truffles on […]