The World of Food: Mediterranean

By Julia Maish |

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“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.”
– Virginia Woolf

 

What comes to mind when you hear the word “Mediterranean?” For many of us, especially at this time of year as winter approaches, it undoubtedly translates to “a place we wish we were right now.” It’s sunny, warm, and exotic, with beautiful blue waters and scenic views — and fabulous food and wine. 

Cat’s Corner: Q&A with Milwalky Trace Chef/Owner Lee Kuebler

By Catherine De Orio |

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Hello! The suburban restaurant scene has sometimes gotten a bad rap for being stale, full of chains, or just unoriginal. But these days, many top chefs are bringing their unique flair to the ‘burbs, inspiring city-dwellers to venture out. One such restaurant is Milwalky Trace in Libertyville, north of Chicago. This week, I spoke to its chef/owner Lee Kuebler about his cooking, restaurants, and why he decided to pack up his knives and head to the suburbs. Here’s what he had to say:

The World of Food: China

By Julia Maish |

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Anything that walks, swims, crawls, or flies with its back to heaven is edible.”
– Cantonese proverb

 

“Like all Jews, I was probably at a Chinese restaurant.”
– Elena Kagan, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, on where she spent Christmas

Cat’s Corner: What I Learned Eating at Simi’s

By Catherine De Orio |

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Hello all! This week we visit Simi’s in West Rogers Park, Mexique in Noble Square, and Cellar Door Provisions in Logan Square. I wanted to share some of the interesting things I learned while researching and visiting Simi’s. Enjoy! 

The World of Food: West Africa

By Julia Maish |

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Check, Please! has exposed all of us to many exotic cuisines over the years, but this week, we take you to an area not as often represented on the Chicago area dining scene: West Africa. In honor of one of this week’s chosen restaurants, Simi’s in the West Rogers Park neighborhood, let’s take a closer look at this region and its unique and flavorful cuisines.

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