Hewn Revives American Baking Traditions

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                            Hewn

Hewn

What’s old is new again at Hewn, an Evanston bakery culminating a three-year project to revive early 20th century bread traditions. Under the tutelage of owner Ellen King, a baker with a Master’s Degree in American History, the bakery has collaborated with a scientist, a farmer, and seed collectors in order to create loaves of bread as true to historical Midwestern roots as possible.
 

New Restaurants Hop aboard the Delivery Bandwagon

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                            Thank You.

Thank You.

Thanks to the huge uptick in varied restaurant delivery options in Chicago in recent years, people can essentially bring the restaurant dining experience into their own home or office. This is especially true with the latest wave of delivery entrants, including Eataly and GT Fish & Oyster.
 

Get Your French Fix

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                            Bistro Campagne

Bistro Campagne

In the mood for some French fare? Chicago has many options for you.
 

Float On

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                            David Burke’s Primehouse

David Burke’s Primehouse

When it comes to cool, sweet summer treats, ice cream sundaes and cones are the go-to. Meanwhile, there’s one nostalgia item poised for its time in the spotlight: the ice cream float.


 

Frozen Food is Hot

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                            Wixter Market, Photo: Galdones Photography

Wixter Market, Photo: Galdones Photography

When it comes to new food trends in Chicago, frozen food is red hot. Thanks to new and upcoming chef-driven markets like Wixter Market and Frozen Foodies, frozen food is earning its due time in the spotlight.


 

Barbecue around Town

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                            Green Street Smoked Meats (photo by Kari Skaflen)

Green Street Smoked Meats (photo by Kari Skaflen)

In terms of summer dining, barbecue is paramount. As the temperatures heighten in July, so do cravings for this meaty pastime. Chicago rises to the occasion with a bevy of barbecue options all over town.
 

Cinema and Cocktails Collide at JIMMY

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                            JIMMY

JIMMY

Summer is prime movie-going season, but beyond the standard theater, movies in the park, or the drive-in, there’s a bar in River North serving up a nostalgia-rooted cinema experience all season long. ’70s films in a signature ’70s-inspired setting is the name of the game at JIMMY this summer.

 

Fourth of July Feasts in Chicago

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                            Shaw’s Crab House

Shaw’s Crab House

The Fourth of July is nearly here, meaning it’s prime time to partake in patriotic barbecues and all things red, white, and blue. Here are some ideas for Independence Day dining in Chicago.


 

Spain Steps into the Restaurant Spotlight

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                            Salero

Salero

Between the current tapas iteration at Next and splashy debuts of Salero and Bom Bolla, Spanish cuisine is getting time in the spotlight.


 

Snow Cones and Popsicles

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                            CH Distillery

CH Distillery

Warmer temperatures increase appetites for cooling and quenching treats. Aside from the regular roster of ice cream and gelato, there are snow cones and popsicles to be had all over town this season.


 

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