Food Lovers' Guide to Chicago, 2nd: The Best Restaurants, Markets & Local Culinary Offerings

Food Lovers' Guide to Chicago, 2nd: The Best Restaurants, Markets & Local Culinary Offerings

by Jennifer Olvera

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Savor the Flavors of ChicagoFrom ethnic enclaves to haute haunts to seasonally minded delicacies, Chicago is a food city to behold. In Food Lovers' Guide to Chicago, seasoned food writer Jennifer Olvera shares the inside scoop on the best places to find, enjoy, and celebrate the Windy City's culinary treasures. A bounty of mouthwatering delights awaits you in this engagingly written guide.With delectable recipes from the renowned kitchens of the city's iconic eateries, diners, and elegant dining rooms, Food Lovers' Guide to Chicago is the ultimate resource for food lovers to use and savor. Inside You'll Find:Favorite restaurants and landmark eateries • Specialty food stores and markets • Farmers' markets and farm stands • Food festivals and culinary events • One-of-a-kind restaurants and landmark eateries • Recipes from top Chicago chefs • The city's best wine bars and brewpubs, plus area wineries • Cooking classes and wine courses • Local food lore and kitchen wisdom

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780762792023
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 12/03/2013
Series: Food Lovers' Series
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Jennifer Olvera holds an English degree from DePaul University and began covering Chicago food and dining in 1998. Having spent years as a restaurant reviewer for Chicago magazine, she went on to pen international, culinary travel stories for Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and Jennifer contributed to the Zagat 2010/2011 Chicago Restaurants Survey, regularly tests and develops recipes for Chicago Sun-Times and oversees Midwest and Chicago dining for Her work has been published everywhere from Women's Day Special Interest Publications to, Edible Chicago and Time Out Chicago.Jennifer lives in the Chicago suburbs with her husband, Chris, and son, Hayden Greer. When she's not plucking heirloom tomatoes from her backyard garden, you'll find her canning, sourcing ingredients from local farms or kicking back over an ice-cold martini.

Table of Contents

Introduction x

Navigating the City xi

How to Use This Book xii

Keeping Up with Food News xv

North 2

Albany Park, Andersonville, Argyie Street, Devon Avenue, Edgebrook, Edgewater, Edison Park, Jefferson Park, Lincoln Square, North Park, Norwood Park, Ravenswood, Rogers Park, Sauganash, Uptown

Near North 26

Avondale, Belmont Cragin, Hamlin Park, Hermosa, Irving Park, Lakeview, Logan Square, North Center, Portage Park, Roscoe Village, Wrigleyville

Mid City 55

Bucktown, Gold Coast, Humboldt Park, Lincoln Park, Noble Square, Old Town, Streeterville, Ukrainian Village, Wicker Park

Near South 93

East Village, Fulton River District, Garfield Park, Greektown, Loop, Near West Side, River North, River West, West Loop, West Town

South 138

Archer Heights, Ashburn, Beverly, Bridgeport, Bronzeville, Chatham, Chinatown, Englewood, Far South Side, Greater Grand Crossing, Hyde Park, Lawndale, Little Italy, Little Village, Near South Side, Pilsen, Printer's Row, Roseland, South Deering, South Loop, University Village

Suburban Stunners, Stalwarts & Surprises 164

North & Northwest 164

West & Far West 178

South & Southwest 196

Outlying 202

Cocktail Culture 208

Hops Havens 208

Vino Venues 219

Cocktails 226

Specialty Stores, Gourmet Shops & Purveyors 238

Specialty Stores & Grocers 238

Butchers 262

Fishmongers 268

Sweet Treats 272

Bakeries 272

Confectionaries 287

Ice Cream, Ice, Custard & Gelato 291

Farm Fresh 297

Local Farms 297

Farm Stands & Farms with Stands 307

Farmers' Markets 314

Culinary Instruction 318

Cooking Classes 318

Cooking Schools 323

Specialty Cooking Classes 325

Food Fests & Events 328

Quick Index of Food Fests & Events 338

Recipes 339

Soups, Salads & Sides 340

Condiments, Appetizers & Shared Plates 347

Main Courses 354

A.M. Eats, Desserts & Sweets 365

Appendix A Eateries by Cuisine 370

Appendix B Index of Purveyors 388

Appendix C Index of Cooking Classes, Schools, Clubs & Food Forays 392

Index 394

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