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Serious Eats: Chicago

  • Chicago's Harold's is the Best Bad Fried Chicken on Earth

    Chicago's Harold's is the Best Bad Fried Chicken on Earth

    If you're on the streets of Chicago and see a trail of bones along the curb, follow them. These are your breadcrumbs. Because you don't need a smartphone app to eat well in this city. You need only look for the gnarled wingtips that point toward the…
    - 14 Jul 15, 9:00am -
  • 8 Must-Eat Mexican Sandwiches in Chicago

    8 Must-Eat Mexican Sandwiches in Chicago

    Overstuffed cemitas, salsa-slathered pambazos, and some of the best beef you'll get between buns in the city—this the Mexican food you don't want to miss in Chicago.
    - 29 Apr 15, 5:00am -
  • Mustard and Dreams: What It Takes to Run a Hot Dog Stand in Chicago

    Mustard and Dreams: What It Takes to Run a Hot Dog Stand in Chicago

    Running a hot dog stand requires much more than just a passion for food.
    - 31 Mar 15, 7:00am -
  • How Does a Restaurant Last 35 Years? The Family History of Chicago's Heaven on Seven

    How Does a Restaurant Last 35 Years? The Family History of Chicago's Heaven on Seven

    Chicago's Heaven on Seven has succeeded where few restaurants do. Popular with tourists but hardly a tourist trap, the Creole-style place has become something of a city icon, drawing in crowds even as Chicago's food fashions whizz along. As the resta…
    - 31 Mar 15, 3:45am -
  • Chef Matthew Kirkley Has Some Crazy-Awesome Fish in His Kitchen at L2O

    Chef Matthew Kirkley Has Some Crazy-Awesome Fish in His Kitchen at L2O

    Chef Matthew Kirkley works with some of the freshest fish to be found in Chicago at his tasting menu restaurant, L2O. Here's a peek into his kitchen.
    - 21 Aug 14, 8:45am -
  • 5 Frozen Cocktails You Should Seek Out in Chicago

    5 Frozen Cocktails You Should Seek Out in Chicago

    Frozen cocktails are on the rise this summer, and Chicago seems to be in the very center of the scene. Perhaps, as Paul McGee suggests, these frozen drinks are a reaction against fussy, expensive cocktails, the kind you need a password to access and…
    - 7 Aug 14, 7:30am -
  • Where to Find the Best Ice Cream in Chicago

    Where to Find the Best Ice Cream in Chicago

    From old-school ice cream parlors to newfangled scoop shops, Chicago's cone runneth over with sensational, scream-worthy ice cream destinations.
    - 27 Jun 14, 8:15am -
  • 4 Great Places to Try Canelés in Chicago

    4 Great Places to Try Canelés in Chicago

    While everyone's been busy banging on about cronuts, wonuts, and other faddish, gut-busting sweets, a classy little cake has been creeping quietly onto the racks of some of Chicago's most gifted bakers. It's called the canelé, and if you haven't yet…
    - 23 Jun 14, 8:13am -
  • What It's Like to Work at a Hot Dog Cart

    What It's Like to Work at a Hot Dog Cart

    A few weeks ago, I decided to pull the trigger on a long-time dream of mine: stepping behind a cart as one of Chicago's hot dog-slinging vendors. After graduating from Hot Dog University, it was time to take cart life from theory to practice. I was r…
    - 16 Jun 14, 12:30pm -
  • How I Got My Degree From Hot Dog University

    How I Got My Degree From Hot Dog University

    I've been to college and have a master's degree, but to really learn how to run a hot dog cart, I needed to enroll in Hot Dog University. It was partly to get instruction on profit margins and strategy, partly to figure out the nuances that separate…
    - 9 Jun 14, 11:00am -

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Zagat Blog: Restaurant & Foodie News

  • Go #FoodTripping With Zagat This Summer

    Go #FoodTripping With Zagat This Summer

    One of our favorite things to do during summer: hit the highway with the windows open and the tunes cranked loud. How to make a road trip even better? Food, of course! From now through Labor Day, we're traveling across the country, broadcasting fro…
    - 12 Jul 16, 10:29am -
  • Stop Doing It Wrong: Chopsticks

    Stop Doing It Wrong: Chopsticks

    Using chopsticks doesn't have to be tricky. Watch as Sushi Dojo chef David Bouhadana breaks down the basics of using this Asian utensil. 
    - 31 Aug 15, 4:00pm -
  • Stop Doing It Wrong: Opening and Ordering Wine

    Stop Doing It Wrong: Opening and Ordering Wine

    Opening a bottle of wine = easy, at least when you follow these tips from NYC wine guru Patrick Cappiello (Pearl & Ash). Just be warned, if you're popping open a bottle of bubbly, it's best to put safety first.
    - 26 Aug 15, 6:00am -
  • Who Makes the City's Best Burger? Vote in Our 2015 Burger Survey

    Who Makes the City's Best Burger? Vote in Our 2015 Burger Survey

    Who'd have thought the simple combo of ground beef between two slices of bread could stir such passionate opinions? Everyone's got their preferred burger lane, whether its piled high with crazy, indulgent toppings or the classic found at your neighbo…
    - 20 Jul 15, 8:24am -
  • Stop Eating It Wrong: Pappardelle Pasta

    Stop Eating It Wrong: Pappardelle Pasta

    Pasta may seem like an easy dish to eat, but there's a trick to consuming the Italian specialty without making a mess. Watch as the experts at Rocky Slims school us in the art of noodle twirling. 
    - 15 Jul 15, 5:00am -
  • Stop Eating It Wrong: Crabs

    Stop Eating It Wrong: Crabs

    Breaking down a crab can actually be quite easy if you follow these steps from the pros at Brooklyn's The Crabby Shack. 
    - 8 Jul 15, 6:13am -
  • Red, Hot & Green: Behind New Mexico's Chile Obsession

    Red, Hot & Green: Behind New Mexico's Chile Obsession

    In our Staples series, we show you the stories behind the ingredients you probably take for granted. In this video, we jump into the long-standing debate in chile-loving New Mexico: red or green?
    - 30 Jun 15, 6:18am -
  • This Is Where Your Salt Comes From

    This Is Where Your Salt Comes From

    In our Staples series, we show you the stories behind the ingredients you probably take for granted. In this video, we visit two small-batch makers who are using old-school methods to produce high-quality salt. 
    - 24 Jun 15, 12:26pm -
  • Inside Texas' Other Oil Boom

    Inside Texas' Other Oil Boom

    In our Staples series, we show you the stories behind the ingredients you probably take for granted. In this video, we head to Texas, where an unlikely new oil business has sprouted up.
    - 22 Jun 15, 9:55am -
  • Stop Eating It Wrong: Oysters

    Stop Eating It Wrong: Oysters

    What's the right amount of cocktail sauce to add? Do you use a fork? The Mermaid Inn chef Michael Cressotti shows us the right way to slurp down fresh bivalves.
    - 9 Jun 15, 12:09pm -
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