Pint and Plate

Full disclosure, based on my previous articles, readers like yourselves will know I’m obsessed with Italian cuisine. From pastas, arancini, panna cotta and salads — yes, even salads — my love for Italian food spans …

Pint and Plate

What comes to mind when I say “Hot Sauce?” Sriracha and Cholula? What about when I say “Bread?” That moldy loaf that’s sitting on top of your fridge? Yeah right, push those clowns aside because …

Pint and Plate

Beachfront dining is a niche group among restaurants in Chicago. It makes sense — it’s snowing half the year and unpredictable for the rest. When summer finally arrives, these restaurants, cafes and bars blossom along …

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Cheese making is an art form, much like crafting a bottle of wine or baking pastries. Anyone can make cheese but crafting it to taste unique is what separates the artists from the rest of …

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I think I just secured my spot in heaven, friends. Last month, my good drinking buddy Henry Redman had a wild idea: “What do you think about cooking dinner for some Jesuits?” Halfway through another …

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Momotaro (820 W. Lake St.) is a Japanese restaurant that balances authenticity and contemporary style perfectly. Located in the Fulton Market District right off the CTA Green Line Morgan stop, Momotaro occupies the corner of …

Pint and Plate

“Is that a bird?” “No, it’s a plane!” “No, it’s Jacob reviewing another brewery!” DryHop Brewers (3155 N. Broadway Ave.) is a microbrewery that’s home to a vibrant, knowledgeable and kind-hearted staff. Its beers are …

Pint and Plate

The spring of 2017 was a dark time for residents of Rogers Park and Edgewater. Our neighborhood butcher, Holzperhoff, on Broadway Street and Granville Avenue, shut down. I would go to that butcher shop at …