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The 12 Best Surprises from Serious Eats Chicago's First Year

Chicago Nick Kindelsperger 1 comment

Can you believe it? Exactly one year ago today, Serious Eats Chicago launched. Considering the occasion, I wanted to discuss the dishes that surprised me the most over the past twelve months. More

Damn Good Frozen Custard from Scooter's in Chicago

Chicago Ed Levine 18 comments

Chicago is a great food city, one of my top three in the world, but it's a lousy ice cream and frozen custard 'burg. Until fairly recently you had to go to neighboring Wisconsin for standout frozen custard. But everything I tried at Scooter's, a six-year-old, seasonally open mom-and-pop frozen custard shop, was killer. More

The 14 M.P.H. Beer Cooler

Adam Kuban 9 comments

When I look at this motorized, scooter-based beer cooler, you know what I see? I see a marauding gang of 12 to 15 frat boys, on spring break, riding from hotel to motel to pool to beach. That's not a slam on frat boys. You see, the next logical and ridiculously glorious extension of this "14 M.P.H. beer cooler" is that you'd get together with your buddies and form a 14 M.P.H. beer cooler biker gang. Fraternity brothers already have the legendary party skills; they're notorious for pranks; they're in college, so they've got the time; and they could use house funds to equip themselves. A 500-watt motor drives the cooler, which can hold up to 24 twelve-ounce cans and... More

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