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Is it Really Necessary to Add Garlic After the Onions When Sautéing?

It's also more efficient to add it later. While you pan and oil are heating, you chop up an onion real quick and throw it in. Then while that cooks you peel and chop the garlic.

Manner Matters: Can I Bring My Own Tonic Water?

This letter is weird. The vast, vast, vast majority of restaurants would make your G&T with Schwepps. Why go to the ONE that makes its own tonic and order a G&T? Why not try any of the other, no doubt extensive, options such a bar would offer?

Chef Curtis Duffy of Grace on Where to Eat in Chicago

Nhu Lan's bahn mi are better the Ba Le's, imo.

Where to Eat Outdoors in Chicago, 2014 Edition

Also- I think the fish is superior to the chicken at Parsons. Honey Butter beats them on chicken. But you're right- the hushpuppies are to die for.

Where to Eat Outdoors in Chicago, 2014 Edition

I love teasing my fellow Chicagoans about being so desperate for some sun that they'll eat on a crowded sidewalk with a bus belching fumes in their face, but some of these places look great!

Easy Home Bar: 5 Fun 2-Ingredient Drinks

Geez people, the article isn't that long. Try reading it before complaining about something already addressed.

What's the Difference Between Tex-Mex and Mexican Food?

Born and raised in Texas. Never knew what real Mexican food was until I moved to Chicago. Growing up we just called the cheesy enchiladas and stuff Mexican.

The Best Food to Order at Panda Express

@Ocean: Vs. the 3 comments on "Chinese Greens 101: Stir-Fried Choy Sum With Minced Garlic" directly above.
Wonder why all the highbrows haven't flocked over there to comment on authentic Chinese?

RIP Hot Doug's: A Love Letter

I too had the experience of ordering too much and not having enough cash. Needless to say I was embarrassed about holding up the whole line but Doug was totally chill about it and insisted that we get our whole order for what cash we had.

6 Puff Pastry Waffle Variations

Of course then we would have missed the epic frozen puff pastry thread.

6 Puff Pastry Waffle Variations

Maybe a little late to ask but why puff pastry? Why not like Pillsbury pizza dough or something? Just curious.

Taste Test: The Best Frozen Puff Pastry

Leave it to Serious Eats to do a thorough job of feeding the troll.

Manner Matters: How to Order When Out to Dinner

Given I don't do a lot of "fine dining" but- most appetizers nowadays are enough to be a meal for one person. Don't most people just order a couple and share?

Where to Eat Near the Willis Tower in Chicago

Wow Dennis, you really covered it. When I start working downtown again in a month or so this will come in handy!

Dinner in Chicago

You could go over to Randolph Street and wander around. That's where Girl and the Goat, Grace, Avec, etc. are. I like Au Cheval personally.

http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/May-2012/Best-New-Restaurants-2012-Guide-to-Dining-on-Randolph-Street/

Put an Egg on It! 40 Egg-Topped Recipes We Love for Spring

The stuffed avocado is brilliant. Have to try that for breakfast this week.

13 Fantastic Fried Chicken Sandwiches in Chicago

I never said everything in life was about politics or that I think companies should be boycotted (or supported) based on their CEOs personal beliefs. Personally I thought the whole Chick-fil-a back and forth was pretty silly.
That said I think it’s pretty obvious that, as unlikely as it may seem to you, the availability of certain chicken sandwiches in Chicago is in fact about politics. Specifically, there is no Chick-fil-a in the First Ward because Moreno disagreed with their politics while there is Leghorn which goes out of its way to explicitly support LGBT rights.

13 Fantastic Fried Chicken Sandwiches in Chicago

I think a lot of the current renaissance can be traced back to the bigotry of Chik-fil-a. People realized there was a market to sell an awesome chicken sandwich without the religion and conservative politics.

Manner Matters: Birthday Bill Blues

I agree that it's not about the money but about making an effort. We recently took my sister and BIL out to a really awesome fancy cocktail bar I wanted them to try and spent a few hundred bucks. The next week they had us over for grilled chicken legs and weird cheap European beers. We had a great time doing both.

A Sandwich a Day: Roast Beef Sandwich at KnockBox Café

I had one of the best sandwiches of my life at the place that used to be in that space, Humboldt Pie. RIP

Open Thread: White Chocolate, Yay or Nay?

Nooooo. But I admit I haven't tried it since I was a kid so I might give the TJ's a chance.

Lunch in the Loop: Pat's Pizza in the South Loop

In the comment's of the other Pat's review someone said they are part of the same family that had a falling out. Sounds like some juicy pizza (coincidentally like the Pat's Special?) drama to me.

Staff Picks: What's the Best Burger in Chicago?

You guys should try the burger at Rootstock. We took my in-laws there one night and they said it was better beef than at the fancy steak house they had been to the night before. Most amazing burger I’ve ever had.

Digging Into the Rib Tip and Hot Link Combo at Ben's Bar-Be-Cue

I guess I've been lucky, it's been awesome every time I've gotten it.

Open Thread: What's the Best Frozen Pizza?

I haven't had it in years but the 7-11 house brand used to be surprisingly good. Tasty sauce. Not sure if they sell them anymore since I think they do par-baked ones now.

Mr. G's In Logan Square Closed

Went by there for a dog today and there was an eviction notice on the door. The curse continues!
What with the Boulangarie closing too there are a few less choices for "Cheap Eats We Love in Logan Square".

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