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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

Five Poutines We Love in Chicago

Poutine. Some people love it. Some people hate it. Some people don't even know what it is. I, for one, can't get enough of it. Born and raised in Montréal, I've had a plethora of good and bad poutines, and I like to think that I'm experienced when it comes to this indigenous 'hot mess' of a dish. More

First Look at Next: The Hunt

TIRE!!! Again, Quebecois-inspired cuisine graces the Midwest!

First Look: Reno, Serving Wood-Fired Pizza and Handmade Bagels in Logan Square

hmmm... bagel looks good... but doesn't look Montreal-esque... I need to get there to just for myself.

Meet & Eat: Rachel Gillman, Chicago's Gluten Free Guide

We Attempt to Eat Everything at Chicago Gourmet 2012

well-played Kindelsperger and Kamholz~ still can't believe you went to BellyQ after the completion of Day 1. That's just crazy talk.

Watch Me Compete in the Big Palate Challenge at Sono Wood Fired

let the taunting begin... but wait, don't comments like these below on Eater... :) I kid, I kid...

TGI Fry-Day: Salt & Pepper Shrimp from Silver Seafood

when cooked (read: fried) properly, I eat everything, shell included.

We Eat Everything at Hot Doug's

I'm still full...

Wait, that's a lie...

8 Asparagus Dishes We Love in Chicago

@Nick: It was my first time at Floriole~ heavenly to say the least! Cannelé was equally awesome.

@JBout: Thanks!

@kelgar21: Snap. Even more excuse for me to get back down to Davanti Enoteca! I really love that place~

We're Looking For Photography Interns

I would like to apply. :)

The Vegetarian Option: Karyn's on Green

nice one! when prepared right, faux meat can be as tasty as the 'real' stuff~

Best place for brunch in Chicago?

Cai is ridiculously amazing. Dim sum aside, their a la carte menu is absolutely Hong Kong/spot on!

Five Poutines We Love in Chicago

didn't know Goose had a poutine, a premium rendition no-less. I'll check it out tomorrow!

A Sandwich a Day: The Radical Reuben at Chicago Diner

As the author of the piece, I was also thrown aback by the negative comments.

I also agree with @mrsdebdav and @Boston Otter!

It's a sandwich that tastes good. Period. That's why I featured it.

Hopefully people will have an open mind if they try it. I certainly did... and loved it.

*I do not have access to moderate the comments.

A Sandwich a Day: The Radical Reuben at Chicago Diner

@punkrockmartha there are some recipes online that 'apparently' emulate the sammy pretty well

@monopod not sure, but will reach out and check for you... The cheese nice and melted... not swiss, but the dairy feel was definitely apparent

Five Poutines We Love in Chicago

@blake definitely had my fair share of dinners at PDC... imho, as much as I love foie gras, it isn't the most balanced use of the fatty goodness. Tasty tasty as hell, but not enough acid to cut the fat...

... or maybe I wasn't drinking enough wine with the meal. ;)

Their other foie dishes are superb tho. Plogue a Champlain (buckwheat pancakes, foie, apples, maple syrup, cider) is one of my all-time favorites!

Five Poutines We Love in Chicago

from the looks of it, I should really consider opening up a Montréal-style diner/cassecroute in Chicago.

I could definitely go for a steamie right about now!

Five Poutines We Love in Chicago

how could I forget Frites Alors!? Touché!

Five Poutines We Love in Chicago

@heddylamar: Best in Montréal is at La Banquise (open 24/7 no less). They also have many non-traditional poutines (my fav is Le Galvaude: rotisserie chicken, peas and cheese... much like a Québec hot chicken sandwich). My guilty pleasure is the down-and-dirty poutine at Restaurant 'La Belle Province' (it's a chain diner all over Montreal, almost as ubiquitous as Starbucks).

Chez Ashton in Quebec City is unanimously go-to for that city.

Serious Eats Chicago's New Year's Food Resolutions

I get that all the time.

Regardless, bottom line: Korean is the trend for 2012!

Restaurants Around the Magnificent Mile

One can't forget about C-House... and Bar Toma!

As for little places, M Burger always hits the spot.

Best place for brunch in Chicago?

Xoco!

Balsan's brunch menu killer as well, especially with their homemade madeleines (so hard to come by good ones in Chicago).

Where to find good ramen besides Takashi.

mitsuwa = sugoi! oishii! amazing!

ginza (in tokyo hotel) great too, but sadly not as good as the former.

Win Chicago Food Film Festival Tickets to The Great Chicago Shuck 'N Suck

Hard to believe that no one said Balsan yet~

Five Poutines We Love in Chicago

Poutine. Some people love it. Some people hate it. Some people don't even know what it is. I, for one, can't get enough of it. Born and raised in Montréal, I've had a plethora of good and bad poutines, and I like to think that I'm experienced when it comes to this indigenous 'hot mess' of a dish. More