Cat’s Corner: Q&A with Pub Royale’s Chef Nate Tano & Beverage Director Michael McAvena

By Catherine De Orio |

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Buttered chicken at Wicker Park's Pub Royale

Buttered chicken at Wicker Park's Pub Royale

 

Hello! I’m just back from London, and pub and Indian food are still fresh on my mind! So this week I spoke with chef Nate Tano and beverage director Michael McAvena of Pub Royale, the anglo-indian pub in Wicker Park that was named one of Bon Appetit’s 50 best new restaurants across the country.

Fusion

By Julia Maish |

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Mi Vit Tiem noodle soup from Thithi's in Evergreen Park

When it comes to disparate cultures coming together, it’s safe to say that fusion in our country has probably been a thing ever since the first Thanksgiving dinner in Plymouth, when the Wampanoag Indians arrived at the Pilgrims’ inaugural autumn potluck with their regional contributions to the meal.

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Go behind the scenes of Check, Please! with both its founder and its host in this special edition of Chat, Please! They discuss what it’s like on the set of the popular series.

Bars Mix Things Up

By Matt Kirouac |

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                            Bordel

Bordel

Nothing like a little camaraderie to make cocktails taste better. Chicago’s restaurant scene is famously community-oriented, filled with chefs throughout the city eager to support one another. The bar department is no different, with mixologists happy to shake drinks alongside their brethren. Two spots jumping on board the guest bartender bandwagon of late, The Winchester and Bordel, are mixing things up by featuring drinks from various mixologists around the city and the country.

Season 13 - Episode 11 (Full Show)

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Salad Dressing

By Julia Maish |

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Pancakes without maple syrup. A PB&J without the J. Perhaps worst of all? A salad without salad dressing.

Fall Flavors – Maple

By Julia Maish |

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                            Maple syrup harvesting

Maple syrup harvesting

As the increasingly cooler temperatures make you reach for a sweater and dusk descends earlier each day, our collective craving for fall flavors returns and intensifies.

Behind Brand Names 3

By Julia Maish |

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“Love at First Bite”
--Red Baron advertising slogan

Dining in Space

By Julia Maish |

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Over the decades, food in space has come a long, long way.

Season 19, Episode 13

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Check, Please! host Alpana Singh welcomes guest reviewers Samina Hadi-Tabassum, Michael Corrigan, and Patrick Pfingston who weigh in on Roka Akor, Mango Pickle, and The Dearborn.

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