Unless you've spent a lot of time in Chicago, you've probably never tried Jeppson's Malört, an intensely bitter spirit that's only available in the city and surrounding suburbs. And if you have, you probably know it as "that drink that tastes like burnt carpet."
'violet hour' on Serious Eats
A few weeks ago, chef Kevin Hickey gave us his neighborhood guide to Bridgeport (who could forget his account of kicking Bill Veeck's wooden leg). Today the torch gets passed on to Julia Kramer, the associate food editor and restaurant critic at Time Out Chicago, where she has worked since 2008.