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Sunset Pho

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Sunset Pho Caffe offers authentic Vietnamese food sometimes paired with Croatian flair. Pho is their specialty but the Yugoslavian sausage is just as special.

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Cat’s Corner: Q&A with Medinah Country Club Executive Chef Michael Ponzio

By Catherine De Orio |

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                            Chef Michael Ponzio

Chef Michael Ponzio

Ciao! We are all things Italian here at Check, Please! this week and WTTW is rolling out a new show tonight with my friend, who is also an incredibly talented chef – Sarah Grueneberg of Monteverde. This week we are revisiting some of our favorite Italian haunts, and so I chatted with Italian chef Michael Ponzio, the executive chef at the illustrious Medinah Country Club. Michael is of Italian descent and has trained with the top Italian chefs in the country. He lifts the curtain of the country club kitchen to show us the incredible sustainable food system he is building.

The World of Food: Television Chefs

By Julia Maish |

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In honor of the premiere tonight of WTTW’s new cooking collaboration series DISHALICIOUS, from the creators of CHECK, PLEASE!, let’s look back at some of television’s intrepid (and unique) culinary trailblazers.

Best of Italian

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Check, Please! revisits segments over the course of the series reviewing Italian eateries around the Chicago area including: J.P. Graziano Grocery & Sub Shop, Terzo Piano, Forno Rosso, Piccolo Sogno, RoSal's, Nico Osteria, Vito & Nick's, and GT Fish & Oyster.

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The World of Food: Ballpark Dogs

By Julia Maish |

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This week marks a highly anticipated event that for many, many Chicagoans is the harbinger of spring: Major League Baseball’s Opening Day! The game is paramount, of course, but what you eat while watching it in the stands is of vital importance.

Cat’s Corner: Q&A with Pisolino’s Chef and Owners James and Rachel De Marte

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Pizza at Pisolino

As you know, I love all things Italian and so this week I chatted with James and Rachel De Marte, the talented couple behind the Italian eatery Pisolino. James spent his formative years as a chef cooking in Italy, and his wife Rachel runs a successful event planning company here in Chicago.

Pisolino

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Meaning nap in Italian, Pisolino is a relaxed casual eatery featuring pizza and pasta. The husband and wife team aim to make their guests comfortable and happy.

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