I like street food, but I also like eating high-end, white tablecloth dinners. I guess I just like eating.
Chef Trevor Teich has worked in some of Chicago’s best restaurants. Now, Teich hopes to inspire appropriate holiday wonder at his recently opened Claudia in Bucktown.
Things to do in Chicago, mostly involving drinking, during December.
For many of us, the Thanksgiving/Xmas/NYE holiday trifecta is a time for Italian food. We’ve noticed that many Italian wines represent a huge value, punching way above their price point, delivering more than it seems we’re paying for.
Last weekend, the Festival of Wood and Barrel-Aged Beer (FOBAB) celebrated its nineteenth year of introducing people to the cool things that happen when beer sits in a barrel for a little while.
Our national mythology represents the Thanksgiving gathering as a place where the newly arrived Europeans set the table with indigenous foods like cranberries and graciously invited the native neighbors to join in. The perspectives of indigenous peoples on this dinner scene are likely quite different, though around this time of year, many of us eat our share of cranberries.
“I’m there to convince our guests to play along with us; they trust us with the food, so they can trust us with the wine. Pairing is a lock and key situation.”
As of this writing, these Chicago events are still scheduled for November; check the respective websites for updates or changes and for COVID requirements requiring masks, social distancing, and vaccination status.
The immersion approach of “A Recipe for Disaster” is no gimmick; the medium and the message reinforce one another: running—or even working in—a restaurant can make you crazy, and you feel that craziness, up close—and it can be quite entertaining—when you dine at The Contumacious Pig.
Most people don’t go to Utah for the food. But we did, and what was sought were the foods and drinks that were pretty much limited to the lands within the Utah state lines, foods that reflect the tastes and history of the Beehive State.