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Sweet of the Week: Baking 101 at moto

(Baking 101 at moto) Baking 101 has been an ongoing dessert series at moto, the West Loop’s longstanding temple of gastro-whimsy, and it’s all courtesy of pastry chef Claire Crenshaw. The dexterous dessert mastermind puts the batter-mixing in guests’ hands with her interactive deliciousness. The current iteration of the Baking 101 curriculum features a riff […]

A Tanta-lizing Taste of Peru in River North Restaurant

The cuisine and culture of Peru get their due diligence at River North newcomer Tanta, a collaboration between world-revered Peruvian chef Gaston Acurio and VBD Group, LLC.     (Tanta Cebiche) The first time I tried South American food I was at Epcot and it was revelatory. There’s just something so special about enjoying a […]

Scofflaw Gets Into the Restaurant Garb Game

Admit it, you’ve always wanted to dress like a bartender. When sauntering up to a craft cocktail bar, the only thing more delicious than the drinks is the bartender’s garb. Helping make your fashionable dreams come true is Scofflaw and Chicago clothing brand Stock Mfg. Co., teaming up to debut a new collaborative clothing series […]

Sweet of the Week: Ice Cream from Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams

Chicago is a city with a sweet tooth, packed with unique pastries and desserts in every neighborhood. I’m a guy with a sweet tooth, so each week I’ll report on a different dessert you need to try. I mean, I’ll eat more than one dessert of course, but only one standout confection gets a shout […]

Article get-thee-to-honey-butter-fried-chicken

At long last, Honey Butter Fried Chicken has taken flight in Avondale. There aren’t many things I’d be willing to wait two years for. I have the patience of a rascally kid on Christmas Eve. The saga of Honey Butter Fried Chicken is one of biblical proportions, drawn out over two-plus years with more buildup […]