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Chicago Pizza: Floriole Cafe & Bakery Pizza

First and foremost, Floriole is a bakery. In fact, it just might be one of the best in the city. So it makes sense that at the soul of each pizzetta is a remarkable crust that is crackly on the outside, chewy underneath, and sturdy throughout. And if you adore the sort of developed bread-like crust pioneered at Great Lake, then you'll understand immediately why this means so much. More

8 Asparagus Dishes We Love in Chicago

For much of the culinary world, spring is synonymous with menu changes, and nothing signals this more than the arrival of one certain vegetable: asparagus. Whether its served raw, grilled, or puréed, freshly harvested asparagus truly is one of the signs that winter is gone and warmer weather is finally here to stay. Check out eight of our favorite asparagus dishes from around Chicago. More

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