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Windy City Blogger Wed Feb 24 2010

Windy City Blogger Wednesday: Rhymes with Spoon

Sorry for the Windy City Blogger hiatus. I just didn't have any new and wonderful blogs come my way. Please let us know if you have anyone to recommend ( We love meeting new bloggers here on Drive-Thru.

Without further ado, I would like to introduce Sara of Rhymes with Spoon.


What brought you to Chicago?
I moved to Chicago from Seattle about a year and a half ago for a new job. I've moved around a lot so I have a hard time calling one place home. I was born in Berlin, Germany to two very nomadic parents and lived there until I was four. The rest of childhood was divided between Seoul, South Korea, the Midwest, the South, and the Pacific Northwest. I went to college in Washington, DC, spent some time living in Prague, and then attended law school in Minnesota. After a few Minnesota winters I moved to Seattle, determined to never suffer through a Midwestern winter again. My return to the Midwest was incredibly unexpected but, brutal winter weather aside, I'm finding the move to have been a good one. Chicago is a great city, especially if you love food.

What do you do when you aren't blogging?
I'm a lawyer. When that isn't eating up all my time, I like to bake, eat out with friends, sew, take pictures, hike, and take long road trips planned around great places to eat.

Favorite restaurant in Chicago?
For a nice meal, I think you can't beat MK. I've gone there to celebrate special occasions and taken out of town guests there. Every time the food and the service have been top notch. For cheap eats, I love banh mi at Nhu Lan Bakery or the deep dish pizza at Burt's Place.

Favorite restaurant in Chicago, if you aren't paying?
Definitely without a doubt Alinea. I recently celebrated my 30th birthday with a dinner there and it was hands down one of the greatest experiences (food or otherwise) of my life.

Favorite recipe and/or post
I love bread recipes. I'm always amazed by how a handful of simple, humble ingredients can, through time, patience, and a little work, yield such a sublime finished product. I've posted a few of my favorite bread recipes on my blog (pepperoni bread and multi-grain bread).

How do take your coffee?

Cubs or Sox?
Seattle Mariners and the Georgetown Hoyas.

What is the one thing/place/restaurant that you recommend to your out of town guests?
Aside from the places I've already recommended above, I like to take guests to brunch at Ann Sathers. It's a very Chicago-sort-of place and their cinnamon rolls are to die for.

One (or two) things that you can't live without in your kitchen
My 5 ½ quart Le Creuset Dutch Oven and my Kitchenaid Stand Mixer. I use them all the time.

Catch up on all the previous Windy City Bloggers here.

Do you have a favorite Chicagoland based food blogger? Email with [food blog interview] in the subject line with the name and URL of the blog and I will check it out!

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George / February 25, 2010 8:28 AM

Thank you for the Nhu Lan recomendation, I will definately check that out. I have to say that MK was a huge disapointment when I went with my wife and brother. The food was nothing special and while the restaraunt was almost empty they sped us through the tasting menu so fast that my bro actually asked them to slow down. Totally agree with the Alinea comment though, such an amazing experience!

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In 2009, food blogging, social media and Yelp were gaining popularity, and America's revered gastronomic magazine Gourmet shuttered after 68 years in business. Former Cook's Illustrated editor-in-chief Chris Kimball followed with an editorial, stating that "The shuttering of Gourmet reminds...
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