Friday, August 22

Gapers Block

Gapers Block on Facebook Gapers Block on Flickr Gapers Block on Twitter The Gapers Block Tumblr

« Organic Schmanic Bon Appetit: Chicago »

News Wed Dec 10 2008

Mmm, Midweek Links

• Possibly the most useful post you'll read today: The MenuPages Guide to Making It Out Of A Tasting Menu Alive. Also applies to holiday buffets!

• The Publican has lowered its beer prices and is now taking reservations.

• 312 Dining Diva shares good news about Chicago Restaurant Week 2009, and gets the inside word on a re-concept and kitchen shakeup at Room21.

• Centerstage was prescient with this list of political hangouts. Now you know the best places in town to eavesdrop.

Edible Chicago is looking for local culinary heroes.

• The Stew's Monica Eng gets first bites of Chickpea and Mantou in Wicker Park, and tests McDonald's latte-making abilities. UPDATE: TOC reports that Mantou is already closed, a month after it opened.

David Tamarkin checks out Chickpea, too.

Hopleaf's plan to buy La Donna's space for a new Mediterranean restaurant is dead, Crain's reports. (Did Andersonville really need another Mediterranean place, anyway?)

Sky Full of Bacon profiles Paul Kahan.

Chicago Bites try Rustik.

• Chicago Gluttons try to conquer all-you-can-eat king crab night at Glenn's Diner.

• Yep, Lincolnwood's New York Bagel & Bialy makes the best bagels in Chicago.

• Antica Pizzeria gets Neapolitan pizza right -- it's just too bad that's all they get right.

• Can't afford to leave town? Zagat Buzz suggests a staycation.

• Decider confirms, to no one's surprise, that the Rock'n'Roll McDonald's is a tourist trap.

Obama is not a foodie, but his wife might be.


Audarshia / December 10, 2008 1:20 PM


Just got word that Mantou closed. :(

Andrew / December 10, 2008 1:24 PM

Yeah, got that, too. Updated.

Mike Gebert / December 14, 2008 11:27 PM

Thanks for the double mention!

Add a Comment

Please enter the letter w in the field below:

Live Comment Preview

Notes & Tags

Items marked with a * are required fields. Please respect each other. We reserve the right to delete any comments borne out of douchebaggery or that deal in asshattery.

Permitted tags and how to use them:

To link: <a href="">Link text</a>
To italicize: <em>Your text</em>
To bold: <strong>Your text</strong>

Event Mon Jul 21 2014

A Garden Party at Rick Bayless' House

By Judy Wu

I was using Rick Bayless' restroom, I mused, staring up at the ceiling window that was projecting a heavenly beacon of light upon my less-than-angelic duties. I could barely distinguish Rick's faint murmurs through the orange walls, something about how...
Read this feature »



Fri Aug 22 2014
Bridgepork @ Maria's

Fri Aug 22 2014
Kulturk├╝che: Make Your Own Crepes @ DANK Haus

Sat Aug 23 2014
Bridgepork @ Maria's

Sat Aug 23 2014
Food Truck Social @ Kendall College

Sun Aug 24 2014
Monkey Business Backyard BBQ @ Sportsman's Club

Sun Aug 24 2014
Food Truck Social @ Kendall College

Drive-Thru on Flickr

Join the Drive-Thru Flickr Pool.

About Drive-Thru

Drive-Thru is the food and drink section of Gapers Block, covering the city's vibrant dining, drinking and cooking scene. More...
Please see our submission guidelines.

Editor: Robyn Nisi,
Drive-Thru staff inbox:



 Subscribe in a reader.

GB Store

GB Buttons $1.50

GB T-Shirt $12

I ✶ Chi T-Shirts $15