John Carruthers is a writer, editor, and very occasional caterer from Chicago. He's the author of ManBQue: Meat. Beer. Rock&Roll. and Eat Street, as well as a contributor to The Chicago Food Encyclopedia. He's cooked in bowling alleys, arcades, and abandoned convents. He also has handsome certificates attesting to his study in the subjects of both beer and hot dogs, confirming many of the Midwestern stereotypes you hold dear. He lives a decent walk up the road from Wrigley Field, and made smoked pork shoulder for the Breeders once.