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Most of the regulars at Bad Wolf Coffee in Roscoe Village know to come for the fine espresso and the even-better caneles.
  • Wrigley Field is offering hot dogs from throughout the decades in honor of its centennial celebration.
  • When it comes to fast food, there aren't too many healthy choices, but LYFE Kitchen, a California-based company is now opening several stores in Chicago hoping to lure diners with the promise of fresh, healthier food, and nothing more than 600 calories.

Hungry Hound

Food reporter Steve Dolinsky tracks down the Chicagoland area's best food and bargains.
Seeking out delicious ingredients, dishes and locations throughout Chicago.
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  • Bottlefork gives Easter themes a creative twist
  • April 11, 2014 (CHICAGO) - Easter is just a week from Sunday, but you don't have to head to an all-you-can-eat-buffet this year.
  • Sweet treats abound at Cacao bakery
  • April 5, 2014 (CHICAGO) - A Grayslake baker decided to open up her dream business, Cacao Sweets & Treats bakery, back in her hometown.
  • Harvest Juicery cold-presses fruits, veggies
  • March 22, 2014 (CHICAGO) - We all know eating fruits and vegetables is a major part of a healthier lifestyle and at Harvest Juicery in the West Loop they cold-press fruits and vegetables.
  • Slow-smoked meats abound at Green Street
  • April 4, 2014 (CHICAGO) - Green Street Smoked Meats is the latest entry in Chicago's never-ending quest for slow-smoked brisket, ribs and chicken.
  • Coffee, donuts in abundance in Wicker Park
  • March 21, 2014 (CHICAGO) - The donut craze continues to sweep through Chicago, as does a demand for perfectly-roasted coffee, and both donuts and coffee are in abundance on one block in Wicker Park.
  • Calumet Fisheries smokes, fries fish on South Side
  • March 14, 2014 (CHICAGO) - There's a tiny little fish shack on the city's South Side where they've been frying and smoking fish for more than 80 years.
  • Trio of new distilleries open in Chicago
  • March 8, 2014 (CHICAGO) - Up until recently, there were only a pair of distilleries in Chicago, and one of them was all the way up in Lake Bluff, but over the past few months, a trio of new distilleries has opened up in the city and you can not only pay them all a visit, but even grab a drink in the bar.
  • Rare Tea Cellar stocks one-of-a-kind products
  • March 7, 2014 (CHICAGO) - Some of the best restaurants in the world are getting their hard-to-find products from a hidden warehouse in Ravenswood.
  • Sinha offers standard Brazilian feast
  • March 1, 2014 (CHICAGO) - While everyone focuses on Mardi Gras this Fat Tuesday, Carnivale is another celebration going on right now in Brazil and the edible traditions are available in Chicago, thanks to Sinha, one tiny restaurant that does most of its business during brunch.
  • Bennison's churns out Paczki, king cakes in Evanston
  • February 28, 2014 (EVANSTON, Ill.) - Paczki and king cakes: these two items signify one last sugar-and-fat-filled splurge before Lent.
  • Analogue cranks out Cajun food, drinks
  • February 22, 2014 (CHICAGO) - Chicago has seen a surge in the number of cocktail lounges recently, but few have kitchens turning out anything more ambitious than upscale snacks. Analogue is a new option in Logan Square not only has affordable, hand-crafted drinks, but also a kitchen cranking out some of the best Cajun food around, just in time for Mardi Gras.
  • The Radler's creative take on a German beer hall
  • February 21, 2014 (CHICAGO) - A hundred years ago, Chicago had dozens of German beer halls, but over time, that number has dwindled to just a few. They all have the same type of food, with the exception of The Radler, the city's latest German beer hall.
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