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News Wed May 21 2008

Mmm, Midweek Links

Today is National Waiters and Waitresses Day! Don't forget to tip.

Fox & Obel may be one of the tenants in the Carson Pirie Scott Building, if they can find a way to merge modern grocery with historic, protected architecture.

• The Violet Hour's Toby Maloney tells stories about mean-ass bouncers he met in his early days over on eGullet.

• Chuck Sudo explores whether the glass really does make the wine.

Sidewalk seating for bars might be a future possibility. In the meantime, you still gotta order food.

Is Sushi Wabi's Angela Hepler-Lee the next Jerry Kleiner?

• The Food Chain updates us on the Whole Hog Project.

The suburbs are not safe from the fro-yo invasion.

Centerstage has a list of grown-up kids' foods. (Hopleaf's CB&J, yum!)

• The Reader's Omnivorous covered the Southern Foodways Alliance's search for the origins of the mother-in-law sandwich last week, and the Sun-Times has a story today. Coincidence? Conspiracy? Nah, just good PR; they hit us up, too.

Rachel's Bite takes a look at "small foods" from Chicago.

• Mike Nagrant talks up Johnnie's Beef in Elmwood Park at Serious Eats.

• The National Restaurant Association is in town right now, and there are lots of thoughts floating around. Here's some from The Stew, Best of the Best Dining, MenuPages and QSR magazine.

Chicago Bites hits Over Easy.

TastyBeat loves Cooking Fools so much they're teaching a class there at the end of June.

• Zagat Buzz offers up a Memorial Day Weekend Planner for foodies.

Deanna / May 29, 2008 2:34 PM


We love all the mentions we can get but we have to note a correction when we come across one. I understand the confusion on completely when I click on the link for TastyBeat. Go figure!?

Truth be told, TastyBeat loves Cooking Fools so much they're ATTENDING a class there at the end of June.

There is no professional affiliation between Cooking Fools and TastyBeat.

We love that we have a new source for news in the industry and we wish them the greatest success!


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