WOW BAO

WOW BAO

Website – Facebook – Twitter Wow Bao is a contemporary Asian quick-service restaurant specializing in Chinese steamed buns (bao) fresh salads, rice bowls, and soups. Wow Bao has 5 locations: 1.  The corner of State & Lake street  (M-F 8am…

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MEATYBALLS MOBILE – Phillip Foss

MEATYBALLS MOBILE – Phillip Foss

THE MEATYBALLS MOBILE After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America in 1991, Phillip Foss joined the New York City dining scene with a job at the New York Times four-star rated Lafayette Restaurant in the Drake Swissotel. There, Foss…

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FOREST GRILL – Brian Polcyn

FOREST GRILL – Brian Polcyn

Chef Brian Polcyn (Forest Grill) is an award-winning chef and charcuterie expert.  Chef Polcyn is nationally recognized for his creativity and culinary talents, and as the visionary behind some of Detroit’s most acclaimed restaurants.  He created four of Michigan’s most…

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BLACK SHEEP (The) – James Toland

BLACK SHEEP (The) – James Toland

Chef James Toland – (The Black Sheep) Chef James Toland’s cooking career began shortly after leaving a prestigious New York arts conservatory where he had been studying acting. “I was just trying to make a living in New York City,…

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SPACCA NAPOLI – Jonathan Goldsmith

SPACCA NAPOLI – Jonathan Goldsmith

Website – Facebook – Twitter Spacca Napoli Pizzeria 1769 W. Sunnyside • Chicago, IL 60640 773-878-2420 Hours:(Lunch & Dinner) Monday – Closesd Tuesday, 11:30 - 3pm & 5-9pm Wednesday, 11:30-3pm & 5-9pm Thursday, 11:30-3 pm & 5-9pm Friday, 11:30-3pm & 5pm-10pm Saturday, 11:30…

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THE SOUTHERN – Eric Michael

THE SOUTHERN – Eric Michael

WEBSITE – FACEBOOK – TWITTER 1840 West North Avenue Chicago, IL 60622 (773) 342-1840 Hours | Monday – Friday : 5pm-2am | Saturday : 11am-3am | Sunday : 11am-2am About: The Southern is a central gathering place where the tallest order of the…

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redFLAME pizzeria – Marty Gallagher

redFLAME pizzeria – Marty Gallagher

redFLAME, located in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood, is a cozy and casual 60-seat pizzeria that incorporates a two step, two flame process into every 14-inch pie. The approach to preparing a great pizza is from the bottom up. Each pizza…

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RED CANARY – Daniel Tolentino

RED CANARY – Daniel Tolentino

Website – Facebook – Twitter 695 N. Milwaukee Ave. • Chicago, IL 60622 312.846.1475 HOURS OF OPERATION Monday-Friday: 5pm-2am Saturday: 6pm-3am Sunday: 10am-3pm Weekend Brunch: Sat~10am-2pm & Sun~10am-3pm “Real. American. Comfort.” is crafted for our dining guests by Chef de…

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ROCK BOTTOM BREWERY CHICAGO – Shawn Murphy

ROCK BOTTOM BREWERY CHICAGO – Shawn Murphy

Website – Facebook – Twitter 1 West Grand Avenue • Chicago, IL 60654 312-755-0890 Hours: Mon-Thurs: 11am-10pm Friday:  11am-11pm Sat-Sun: 10am-11pm Chef Shawn Murphy invites you to dine on American menu favorites at Rock Bottom Brewery.  Signature dishes include Maryland…

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PIECE – Bill Jacobs & Charlie Springer

PIECE – Bill Jacobs & Charlie Springer

Website – Facebook – Twitter 1927 W. North Avenue • Chicago, Il 60622 773.772.4422 Hours: Mon-Wed:  11:00am-1:30am (Kitchen closes at 10:30pm) Thursday:  11:00am-1:30am (Kitchen closes at 11:00pm) Friday:  11:00am-2:00am (Kitchen closes at 12:30am) Saturday:  11:00am-3:0am (Kitchen closes at 12:30am) Sunday: …

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OLD TOWN SOCIAL – Corderro Miller

OLD TOWN SOCIAL – Corderro Miller

Website – Facebook – Twitter 455 West North Ave. • Chicago, IL 60610 312-266-2277 Hours: M-F 5pm-2am, Sat 11am-3am, Sun 11am-2am ABOUT OLD TOWN SOCIAL: Our idea is so modest…it’s almost radical: A bar. With food. Old Town Social offers a…

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NAHA/BRINDILLE – Carrie Nahabedian

NAHA/BRINDILLE – Carrie Nahabedian

Executive Chef/Co-Owner Carrie Nahabedian Having returned to her hometown roots after 10 years as Executive Chef of Four Seasons Hotels in Chicago, Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, NAHA’s Carrie Nahabedian has rapidly established herself as a force in the Chicago…

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MOTO – Christopher Jones

MOTO – Christopher Jones

Inventive. Innovative. Artistic. Imaginative. Thought provoking. Futuristic. Inspired. All words used to describe Homaro Cantu’s moto, an internationally recognized leader in the world of molecular gastronomy. A term with many interpretations, at moto molecular gastronomy is the application of both…

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MIRAMAR BISTRO – Gabriel Viti

MIRAMAR BISTRO – Gabriel Viti

Proprietor Gabriel Viti, of Gabriel’s, Miramar Bistro and Gabe’s Backstage Lounge is credited with transforming the culture of Highwood, Illinois and catapulting its dining scene to that of a major city. Gabriel’s remarkable career in the hospitality field began in…

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MAGNOLIA CAFE – Kas Medhat

MAGNOLIA CAFE – Kas Medhat

Website – Facebook 1224 W. Wilson • Chicago, IL 60640 773-728-8785 Hours: Sunday 5-9pm, Monday CLOSED, Tuesday-Saturday 5:30pm-close, Brunch Sunday 10am-3pm Chef Kas Medhat As a kid growing up in Oak Brook, Kas Medhat’s main exposure to cooking was through his…

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LOKaL – Artur Wnorowski

LOKaL – Artur Wnorowski

Website – Facebook – Twitter 1904 W North Ave • Chicago, IL 60622 773-904-8113 Hours: Brunch: Saturday – Sunday 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM Dinner: Monday – Thursday: 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Friday – Saturday: 5:00 PM – 11:30 PM…

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LILLIE’S Q – Charlie Mckenna

LILLIE’S Q – Charlie Mckenna

Website – Facebook – Twitter 1856 W North Ave • Chicago, IL 60606 773-772-5500 Hours of operation Sunday – Thursday 11am – 11pm Friday — Saturday 11am – midnight Chef Charlie McKenna owns Lillie’s Q — a Bucktown restaurant named after…

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