The restaurant where you want to eat at Christmas time is German, and there’s a case to be made for Christmas, as we know it, being invented in Germany. Kris Kringle, the Christmas feast, gingerbread, all can be traced to German origins.
There’s stuff to do in Chicago in December. No, really, there is.
Traditional local markets reflect the culture of a place in ways supermarkets simply cannot. Visiting a local market is the best way to get a taste of place. Wherever I go in the world, there’s nowhere I’d rather go than the local market.
All kinds of crazy stuff to do in Chicago, during November 2018
As far as I can tell, this place has never been reviewed by any of Chicago’s major print publications. It has, however, been praised by many people online. Grubhub, for instance, gives it the top rating of five stars based on almost 3500 individual reviews. People like it; publications ignore it.
How bored are you? Lots. Here are five cures for that in October.
FoodShare, the Greater Chicago Food Depository, Food Lifeline and City Harvest are just a few of the intermediaries between those who prepare food and those who need it. There are many out there.
Author and Newcity contributor John Carruthers is making sausage using Jeppson’s Malort, Chicago’s own notoriously odious sip. I had some questions for Mr. Carruthers.
In September, there are still lots of outdoor events to enjoy.
This fall find new ways to appreciate Chicago’s distinctive chow.