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The notification system is back up and running (and other changes). Posted April 29, 2005 Take the time to sit back and read about's visit to Chicago. You'll never eat the same in Chicago again. Posted December 07, 2004 EatChicago had been to 3.5 of the places on this list (at the time of publication). Posted April 11, 2004 The November issue of Chicago Magazine features their 2004 Dining Awards. Some highlights:Charlie Trotter continues his reign over our fine dining existence, winning "Best Chef" and having his namesake restaurant place #2 on the "20 Finest Restaurants" list. (Tru ranked... Posted October 13, 2004 June 3rd is National Hunger Awareness Day. There are some easy ways to participate in and around Chicago. Posted June 02, 2004 A beautiful new website has launched showcasing aspects of Thai food and culture in Chicago. Posted March 30, 2005 Paul Kahan of Blackbird is the winner of the James Beard Foundation's 2004 Best Chef: Midwest. Posted May 11, 2004 I spoke to Doug Sohn of Hot Doug's today and he informed me that Hot Doug's will be re-opening its doors in mid-August at the same location. Hot Doug's, EatChicago's favorite sausage-shack, closed its doors in April after a fire... Posted June 30, 2004 An outline of relevant food media sources Posted May 27, 2004 Food Network's coverage of Chicago clichés dug a little deeper than I had expected. Posted August 13, 2004 After an extended vacation from this site for a variety of reasons. I am re-opening this site. Thank you all for your very interesting emails and comments while I was on hiatus. It makes my day to learn that people... Posted February 22, 2006 is officially one-year old this week. The past year of eating, shopping, and writing has been a lot of fun and I hope it continues. When I started this weblog, my purpose was only to document and chronicle the... Posted March 23, 2005 Finally, some official word about Hot Doug's Posted November 27, 2004 A fire near Hot Doug's forces relocation of my favorite sausage joint. Posted April 26, 2004 Chicago's finest sausage stand on a national stage! Posted April 14, 2004 Only a couple weeks later than expected. The news is buried in today's Tribune in an article about hot dogs and wine. (Doug pairs a pinot noir to go with a regular hot dog). It has been a long summer... Posted August 18, 2004 There has been plenty of coverage of the impending closure of The Berghoff, one of Chicago's oldest operating restaurants (until this week). People are mourning the loss of an icon, lamenting the decay of the Loop, and reminiscing about times... Posted February 22, 2006 The members of have made their choices for the 2005-06 Great Neighborhood Restaurant Program. Posted July 31, 2005 An article in today's Tribune explores more area farmer's markets. Posted May 12, 2004 Planning on going to the Guiness Oyster Fest this weekend? According to Metromix, there won't be any oysters. Sorry. More info here... Posted September 10, 2004 Chicago's Charlie Trotter returns to the airwaves with a worthy cooking show. Posted August 04, 2004 Why should we tell people about our favorite, undiscovered eateries? Posted May 20, 2004 Be sure to pick up a copy of this week's Reader which just hit the streets today. The lead story of the "Restaurants" section (section 2, page 3) is a comprehensive discussion about Chicago food message boards. The article features... Posted October 07, 2004