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David Lissner
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Bring on the Chicago barbecue bonanza!

I can see that, when even Mr. Zee’s, a Greek snack shop in Morton Grove has rebranded itself as Mr. Gee’s B.B.Q. on Demand, the barbecue trend might be getting a little ridiculous. But I think it’s fantastic — bring it on! All styles, all flavors, the more the merrier. Let’s have Kansas City-style, St. Louis-style, Texas-style, South Carolina-style, you-name-it-style … heck, we can even encompass Western Kentucky barbecued mutton.

Chicago restaurants say, ‘Eat and drink for Haiti!’

  Chicago restaurateurs have already thrown themselves into the efforts for Haitian earthquake relief. Soul Vegetarian East in Greater Grand Crossing is collecting nonperishable vegan foods, clothing, bottled water, bedding, sleeping bags, tents, medical supplies and other items for Haitian relief efforts on an ongoing basis. Le Passage on the Gold Coast will be collecting […]