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News Wed Jul 23 2008

Mmm, Midweek Links

Sky Full of Bacon steps into the kitchen at Sun Wah Barbecue.

• Speaking of, LTHForum & Sky Full of Bacon's Michael Gebert got Khan BBQ into Maxim's 2008 Food Awards.

• Get your reservations in early for the Brewmaster's Summer Luau at Flossmoor Station next Tuesday; the special guest is Wil Turner of Goose Island Brewery.

• Phil Vettel tells us how to save our local Starbucks; 312 Dining Diva has another suggestion.

The Food Chain notes that "Top Chef Season 3" contestant Sara Nguyen is working as a server at C-House while she waits for fellow Top Chef alum Dale Levitski's Town & Country to open. She'll be sous chef.

Carrie Nahabedian is on Chicago magazine's front burner.

Obama lollipop: fun to say, fun to eat.

Gastronomic Bypass went on a mac'n'cheese crawl. Still recovering.

The spoons at Berry Chill change colors when they're cold. I didn't know that.

Common Chopsticks laments the slide in service quality in Chicago.

• NewCity has a new blog in beta: BoozeMuse.

A Fresh Squeeze checks out the Evanston Farmers Market.

• Chicago Bites visits A Mano and Blue Sky Bakery & Cafe.

Michael Nagrant finds a copy of Nelson Algren's America Eats, long out of print, in Detroit bookstore.

A report from last week's Green City Barbecue, in UR Chicago.

Ten lawn-mowing beers from the Midwest.


Tammy Green / July 23, 2008 5:25 PM

It should read Blue Sky Bakery & Cafe, thanks!

Mike G / July 23, 2008 10:58 PM

Thanks for the links!

Andrew / July 24, 2008 10:26 AM

Ugh, Tammy, why do I always screw up one of your links? It's like I have a mental block on Chicago Bites. Sorry, it's fixed.

Jill / July 28, 2008 11:25 AM

Thanks for the link! Much appreciated!

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