- Nick became a food critic for the Chicago Tribune in May 2021, sharing the position with fellow reporter Louisa Chu. He writes bi-weekly restaurant reviews and weekly news stories about the local food scene.
- He was the founding editor for Serious Eats Chicago, where he developed locally focused food features and regular columns, wrote daily posts, and recruited freelance writers.
- Nick co-created the popular home cooking blog The Paupered Chef in 2006, which was featured as “Best of the Web” by Saveur.
Nick started making a name for himself as a food writer when he launched the home cooking blog The Paupered Chef in 2006 with his friend and co-creator Blake Royer. The popular recipe blog documented their youthful curiosity about food and fearless adventures in cooking, earning it a feature in Saveur’s “Best of the Web.” Nick was the editor of Grub Street Chicago and founding editor of Serious Eats Chicago, where he developed locally focused food features, regular columns, wrote daily posts, and recruited freelance writers for the website.
His food writing has appeared in The Washington Post, Newsweek, Epicurious, Baltimore Sun, Serious Eats, Grub Street, New York Magazine, and Tasting Table, among others. Nick began reporting on food and dining for the Chicago Tribune in 2016, penning a feature on Chicago’s taco scene shortly after joining the paper--a project that had him consuming 234 tacos in one month. In May 2021 Nick and fellow food and dining reporter Louisa Chu took over as food critics for the newspaper, writing weekly news stories about the local food scene, alternating weekly restaurant reviews, and sharing the mantle of “eater-in-chief.”
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