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Friday food porn: Eat it raw!

Milk-fed veal tartar, topped with a raw quail egg and served with anchovy aioli, $15, at Untitled in River North.

Friday food porn: Gung hay fat choy, Chicago!

Happy New Year, Chinese-style. The lunar new year, also celebrated by other Asians, including Vietnamese and Koreans, comes on Monday, heralding the Year of the Snake. A variety of symbolic foods feature during the celebrations, including a whole fish with head and tail intact, which stands for the hope of abundance in the coming year. […]

Friday food porn: Hot ring-a-ding!

Kit Kat calamari, battered, deep-fried squid rings seasoned with Thai-inspired spice, served with cocktail sauce, $11 at Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club, Northalsted.

Friday food porn: Dark and sweet

Today is National Chocolate Cake Day! This layered beauty, from Benny’s Chophouse in River North, was inspired by one made by Pastry Chef Aaron Lindgren’s l grandmother Flo. The moist, three-layer devil’s food cake starts with cocoa, heated with vanilla bean and water, and finishes with rich sour cream frosting made from a blend of […]

Friday food porn: The icing on the cake

Is this how they do it at The French Pastry School?

Friday food porn: Sweet little cabbage

Crispy Brussels sprouts with local bacon and parmesan cheese, served with basil remoulade.$7, at Prairie Grass Cafe in Northbrook, is converting folks who thought they hated the mini cabbages. It’s one of the restaurant’s top-selling sides.

Friday food porn: Show me your mussels

Mussels steamed in a porter broth with jalapeno, chorizo, shallots and black mustard seed, part of a $19 fixed-price menu with a house salad and hand-cut fries at Grass Fed in Bucktown.

Friday food porn: Do it Naples-style!

Pizza Napoletano putanesca at Alimentaria Osteria in the West Loop, a wood-fired oven-baked, Neapolitan-style crust, brushed with tomato sauce and topped with capers, black olives, fresh basil and anchovies, $9.

Friday food porn: Let’s have a date!

Datiles con jamon, dates stuffed with goat cheese and wrapped with applewood-smoked bacon, served with apple cider reduction, $6 or $12, at People Tapas Lounge in Wicker Park.

Friday food porn: Here’s the beef!

No, that’s not beef tenderloin. At South Water Kitchen in the Loop, Chef Roger Waysok this black pepper bistro “filet,” a lookalike made from a new cut of chuck — beef shoulder. He serves it with celery root puree, wild mushrooms and red-wine reduction, $30.