Chicago: Dish By Dish


Giant has become known for comfort food favorites like cold fried chicken (center), grilled pork (lower right) and a multi-layered crepe cake (upper left). // Photography courtesy of Giant

Dish By Dish

Giant’s Engaging Comfort Food, As Seen Through Five Dishes

Whenever I’ve tried to describe the food to someone who’s never eaten at Giant, standard menu-speak like “seasonal American” or…

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The Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki, with noodles, notably different from Gaijin's Osaka-style version.. // Photo by Regan Baroni

Dish By Dish

The Japanese and Midwestern Roots of Paul Virant’s Gaijin, in Six Dishes

A sultry slip of a restaurant beneath the El tracks in the bustling West Loop, Gaijin is chef and owner…

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Map of Chicago Chinatown

Chinatown USA

Eight Dishes That Tell the Story of Chicago’s Chinatown

On a warm summer day in other times, the most idyllic way to experience Chicago would be to board a…

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