Co-Founder, LTHForum.com; BBQ Guru
Gwiv, as he’s affectionately known online, is the dude food writers call at seven o’clock on a Saturday night when they need to know the best place to score rare Eastern European foodstuffs or the best Thai-style bugs in town. If you happen to be a low-key ethnic storefront in Chicago, Wiviott’s personal seal and that of his LTHForum brethren is as good as an 8×10 glossy from ABC 7’s Hungry Hound Steve Dolinsky or a three-star nod from Michelin. While Wiviott recently lost ownership of LTHForum due to a bankruptcy skirmish, he’s still sharing his encyclopedic knowledge on the board on a regular basis. In his spare time, Wiviott who has a signature rub sold at the Spice House in Old Town also writes books including “Low & Slow BBQ” with his writing partner Colleen Rush.