City Illinois

Chicago Food + Beer Worth Seeking

Learn about 13 places where you should eat food and drink beer in Chicago, the Midwest’s unofficial capital, the third largest U.S. city, and a hotbed for creativity. Establishments appear in alphabetical order instead...
Steak Chicago

Boeufhaus Ribeye (Food of the Week)

Chicago, a city situated at America’s crossroads, has a historic reputation for their stockyards, slaughterhouses, meatpacking facilities, and butcher shops. Thankfully, we’re over a century removed from Upton Sinclair’s vision of the meat industry...
Craft Beer Chicago

Forbidden Root Botanical Beer Flight (Drink of the Week)

Botanicals, the properties gleaned from herbs and plants, are often associated with gin, in different configurations. For the first time that I’m aware of, a brewery is focusing on botanicals. Forbidden Root debuted in...
Barbecue Kansas City

LC’s Bar-B-Q: Mountains of Hickory Smoked Meat in Kansas City

Out of the five barbecue meals I ate in Kansas City over the course of three days, LC’s probably rated fourth. The vibe was also probably the least inviting. Still, once I started eating...
Barbecue Sign Kansas City

Fiorella’s Jack Stack Barbecue: Making Last KC Meal Count

In the summer of 1996, when driving cross-country from Los Angeles with my friend Ben, we had time to sample two barbecue restaurants in Kansas City. Of course our first stop was Arthur Bryant’s,...
Restaurant Kansas City

Stroud’s Oak Ridge Manor: Deluxe Kansas City Fried Chicken

Stroud’s opens on Fridays at 11 a.m. Knowing how packed landmark eateries can get, I arrived at 10:30, soaking up the country manor atmosphere from the head of the line. It wasn’t long before...