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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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  • 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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  • Hungry Hound dining options at Ravinia
  • Our Hungry Hound says you have a lot of good options if you'd like to buy something to eat at Ravinia.
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  • Warm temperatures have many of us reaching for ice cream, gelato and Italian ice, but frozen custard is another Midwestern treat that's popular this time of year and there are now a pair of frozen custard shops worth sampling right here in Chicago.
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  • Everyone loves ice cream in the summertime, but there are some worldly flavors in our region, going way beyond chocolate chip and butter pecan.
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  • You might think the Italian beef and the deep dish pizza are Chicago's oldest culinary icons, but they've got nothing on shrimp de jonghe, which was created by two brothers at their namesake restaurant and hotel, in the 1890s.
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  • Lincoln Parks Juno rooted in sushi tradition
  • Attention to detail is evident at Juno, the city's latest temple of sushi worship.
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  • Many restaurants in the area tout their connections to local farmers, but Gather in Lincoln Square takes the farm connection very seriously, featuring a daily dish plus a monthly dinner, spotlighting one or two farms in particular.
  • Many restaurants in the area tout their connections to local farmers, but Gather in Lincoln Square takes the farm connection very seriously, featuring a daily dish plus a monthly dinner, spotlighting one or two farms in particular.
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  • Doughnuts and fried chicken are hotter than ever and Endgrain in the North Center neighborhood is featuring both of them on their menu, but they arent the only things on the menu worth sampling.
  • Doughnuts and fried chicken are hotter than ever and Endgrain in the North Center neighborhood is featuring both of them on their menu, but they aren't the only things on the menu worth sampling.
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  • After months of waiting for the season to turn, red and black raspberries from Michigan are now firmly entrenched on local menus.
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  • Plum Market a specialty grocery store
  • Chicago has quite a few specialty grocery stores, places like the Standard Market in Westmont, Trader Joe's and even Whole Foods, but Plum Market is the latest entry in the market actually from suburban Detroit.
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  • Steak Grilling 101
  • If you?ve tried to get that perfectly grilled steak at your cookouts this summer, but have failed time and time again, then you might be making a number of mistakes that can be easily corrected.
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  • Dining alfresco is an annual, albeit brief, indulgence in the summertime and despite the number of sidewalk cafes, there arent as many rooftops serving dinner, but the Hungry Hound has found at least five worth the trip.
  • Dining alfresco is an annual, albeit brief, indulgence in the summertime and despite the number of sidewalk cafes, there aren't as many rooftops serving dinner, but the Hungry Hound has found at least five worth the trip.
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  • Hot Dougs an iconic hot dog joint
  • Chicago has dozens of hot dog joints, but there's only one Hot Doug's and the shop's namesake has written a book about his first 12 years in the business.
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  • Summer travel usually means unforeseen delays, which often result in airport meals. Those are now a little healthier at Midway Airport.
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  • In Argentina, beef tends to be the star of local menus, but theres also a strong Italian influence there and several examples reveal themselves at Chimichurri, a new Argentinian restaurant in Pilsen.
  • In Argentina, beef tends to be the star of local menus, but there's also a strong Italian influence there and several examples reveal themselves at Chimichurri, a new Argentinian restaurant in Pilsen.
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  • There are plenty of food trucks roaming around Chicago, but only a handful are allowed to actually cook on board and a pair of new trucks are definitely worth seeking out, one is primarily in the suburbs, while the other sticks to the city streets.
  • There are plenty of food trucks roaming around Chicago, but only a handful are allowed to actually cook on board and a pair of new trucks are definitely worth seeking out, one is primarily in the suburbs, while the other sticks to the city streets.
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  • Mott Street influenced by NYC Chinatown
  • Replicating the flavors from Asia is getting easier for local chefs, but sometimes cooking technique plays just as important a role as access for Mott Street in Wicker Park.
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  • Dry Hops brewing is serious business
  • Chicago is going through a beer renaissance, and the latest micro-brewpub, Dry Hop Brewers, also happens to serve some ambitious food.
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