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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.
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  • Wrigley Field is offering hot dogs from throughout the decades in honor of its centennial celebration.
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  • 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.
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  • Easter is just a week from Sunday, but you don't have to head to an all-you-can-eat-buffet this year.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Sinha offers standard Brazilian feast
  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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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  • There are dozens, if not hundreds of places to get a pizza in Chicago, a new concept has entered the market with Blaze Pizza hoping to make speed a part of the equation.
  • There are dozens, if not hundreds of places to get a pizza in Chicago, a new concept has entered the market with Blaze Pizza hoping to make speed a part of the equation.
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  • Having conquered the West Loop, one of the citys most successful restaurant groups has opened Nico Osteria, a new concept in an unlikely neighborhood with the focus on Italian seafood, unlike anything Chicago diners have seen before.
  • Having conquered the West Loop, one of the city's most successful restaurant groups has opened a new concept in an unlikely neighborhood.
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  • For nearly 40 years, the River Valley Ranch has been a mainstay for mushroom production, just over the Wisconsin border and after years of attending Chicago area farmers markets, they now have a retail store and cafe here.
  • For nearly 40 years, the River Valley Ranch has been a mainstay for mushroom production, just over the Wisconsin border and after years of attending Chicago area farmer's markets, they now have a retail store and cafe here.
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  • When a craving for carnitas strikes, most die-hards head to Pilsen, along 18th Street, but you can find the Mexican specialty at Carnitas Don Alfredo in a busy Melrose Park strip mall as well, and theyre among the best in the region.
  • When a craving for carnitas strikes, most die-hards head to Pilsen, along 18th Street, but you can find the Mexican specialty at Carnitas Don Alfredo in a busy Melrose Park strip mall as well, and they're among the best in the region.
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  • it's easy to be mesmerized by the cooks at Sing's Noodle, one of the only places in Chicago where every noodle is handmade.
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  • Dim Sum pioneer Phoenix revamps in Chinatown
  • Since it opened in 1996, Phoenix has been one of the dim sum pioneers, packing them in on weekends. But competition forced them to hit the reset button recently.
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  • Casseroles just taste better when its cold outside and Johnny Casserole in the North Center neighborhood is focusing exclusively on those one-dish meals.
  • Casseroles just taste better when it's cold outside and Johnny Casserole in the North Center neighborhood is focusing exclusively on those one-dish meals.
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  • When you go see a game at the United Center, dining options are usually limited to burgers, nachos and hot dogs, but there are some new options at the UC this year and you don't have to be a season ticket holder to enjoy them.
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  • Hearty soups offer comfort in a bowl
  • With the temperature now routinely hovering around the freezing mark, it might be time to seek a comforting bowl of warmth.
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  • Eataly is barely a month old, but with two dozen eating options, spread over 63,000 square feet already, it is becoming a must-stop on every food lovers tour of Chicago.
  • Eataly is barely a month old, but with two dozen eating options, spread over 63,000 square feet already, it is becoming a must-stop on every food lovers' tour of Chicago.
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  • If you like Italian food and wine, you can hit the jackpot with the latest Eataly concept descending upon Chicago, already making huge waves in River North.
  • The latest Eataly concept has descended upon Chicago, and it's already making huge waves in River North.
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  • Aperitifs, digestifs enhance meals at Sable
  • There are a couple of ways to both prime yourself for a great meal, as well as help digest it.
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  • Dirks Fish caviar adds festive flair in Lincoln Park
  • Holiday parties and New Year's events take center stage next week, and for some hosts, that might mean serving a bit of caviar for an elegant touch.
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  • Dirks Fish caviar adds festive flair in Lincoln Park
  • Holiday parties and New Year's events take center stage next week, and for some hosts, that might mean serving a bit of caviar for an elegant touch.
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  • Chicago art exhibit celebrates food
  • A new exhibit at the Art Institute takes a closer look at American art over the past 200 years with an emphasis on all things edible.
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  • If 2008 marked Hyde Park's political moment, the end of 2013 will go down in history as the time A10 gave a boost to the neighborhood's food scene.
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  • Macaroons popping up across Chicago-area
  • You might have heard about macarons. Those are the tiny, French sweets that look like miniature sandwiches -- not to be confused with macaroons, which are typically sweetened balls of coconut and egg whites.
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  • Holiday season is here, and for many of us, that means visitors from out of town and you can take the gang to a pig roast, now that Mercat a la Planxa and Sunda offer these gluttonous feasts. All you need is a few days notice, and a big appetite.
  • Holiday season is here, and for many of us, that means visitors from out of town and you can take the gang to a pig roast, now that Mercat a la Planxa and Sunda offer these gluttonous feasts. All you need is a few days' notice, and a big appetite.
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  • You can find tacos in almost every corner of the city, but at Taco Nano in the northern suburbs, you can find a taqueria where everything is made from scratch, including the tortillas.
  • You can find tacos in almost every corner of the city, but at Taco Nano in the northern suburbs, you can find a taqueria where everything is made from scratch, including the tortillas.
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  • Orland Park has plenty of fast food options, even a few independent restaurants, but theres nothing quite like Q Restaurant, which occupies a large, stand-alone building next to a strip mall.
  • Orland Park has plenty of fast food options, even a few independent restaurants, but there's nothing quite like Q Restaurant, which occupies a large, stand-alone building next to a strip mall. The menu fuses French and Vietnamese flavors in a one-of-a-kind setting.
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  • Nantucket Bay scallops in season at Evanstons Quince Restaurant at the Homestead
  • Late fall doesn't tend to yield a lot of seasonal produce, besides squash, but this time of year is actually prime season for the prized Nantucket Bay scallop.
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  • Glen Ellyn spot serves up Baja-inspired fish tacos
  • Fish tacos have been popping up around Chicago lately. But their origin is closely tied to Mexico's narrow Baja Peninsula.
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  • A new cookbook from Hoosier Mama Pie, one of the citys best pie shops is now available, which you can probably find at their brand new pie shop in Evanston.
  • Pie is something a lot of recreational bakers love to make this time of year and it's a good idea to learn a few techniques from the experts. A new cookbook from Hoosier Mama Pie, one of the city's best pie shops is now available, which you can probably find at their brand new pie shop in Evanston.
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  • There are a half dozen Just Turkey franchises in Chicago, most of them on the South Side and in the south suburbs, and in November, they gear up for Thanksgiving by frying a whole lot of birds.
  • There are a half dozen "Just Turkey" franchises in Chicago, most of them on the South Side and in the south suburbs, which sell turkey-inspired sandwiches, ribs and chili throughout the year, but in November, they gear up for Thanksgiving by frying a whole lot of birds.
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  • Potato pancakes, or latkes are typically served for the holiday, Dillmans and Mannys offer two very different versions in the city.
  • If you thought planning for Thanksgiving was stressful, imagine adding another holiday on the same day, which is the case for Chicago's Jewish population, which must contend with the first night of Hanukah falling on the night before Thanksgiving. Potato pancakes, or latkes are typically served for the holiday, check out two very different versions in the city.
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  • A lot of chefs like to pair beer with their food, but few take the task as literally as Cleetus Friedman. The chef of Fountainhead, in Ravenswood, not only designs dishes to be served with beer, but also cooks with beer and crafts his own custom brews.
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  • It's hard to beat the smell and taste of freshly-baked bread, and it's even better when every loaf is handmade. At Hewn in Evanston everything on the shelves is the result of old world techniques.
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