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News Wed Sep 10 2008

Mmm, Midweek Links

The best $30 hot dog you'll ever buy, courtesy of Delicious Design League.

Is Between Boutique Cafe & Lounge's Radhika "Rad" Desai a contestant on the next season of "Top Chef?" [via]

• Andrew Zimmern (of "Bizarre Foods" fame) interviews Grant Achatz. [via]

• Foodporn: Apples and other veggies at the Wicker Park Farmers Market.

This ad on the Near West Side for a Brazilian-distilled (but NYC-owned) cachaça leans more toward the porn end of the foodporn. How soon do the protests start, you think?

Michael Nagrant gets inside the Urban Belly.

• 312 Dining Diva lets us know The Bristol opens September 18, and that blue "Barack Attack" sushi will appear at Ra on Friday. Er, yum.

• The Obama cookies we told you about last week have a McCain counterpart. Biden and Palin are on their way.

Misty Tosh loves pozole, and thinks you should too.

• Missed this last week: The Tribune details a new exhibit at the Museum of Science & Industry called "Fast Forward ... Inventing the Future," which includes technology by Chef Homaro Cantu. [via]

• Chicago Bites visits West Town Tavern with the Local Tourist.

• Having had the Malai Kofta at Bhabi's Kitchen back when it was still a secret special, I can vouch personally for how tasty it is. Now you can get it any time you like.

Sky Full of Bacon discovers that Andersonville's Bowmanville's Pizzeria Calzone also offers Mexican food but, strangely, no calzones.

Hungry Z reviews C-House and gives it an A.

Alinea at Home, "from the same nutjob who brought you the award-winning French Laundry at Home." Coming soon as she received her copy of the cookbook, I imagine.

Mike G / September 10, 2008 11:44 PM

Slight clarification; I was referring to Great Lakes in Andersonville but Pizzeria Calzone is in, heck, what is that, Bowmanville? Way up north on Lincoln, anyway.

Andrew / September 11, 2008 11:40 AM

Thanks for the clarification, Mike, I edited it. I'd never heard of Calzone, but I assumed that I'd just missed it in my Andersonville wanderings. Should have looked it up.

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