The Food & Drink Issue 2023

Backyard bacchanal

Inside TXA TXA Club, one of Chicago’s hottest (and hardest to get) reservations.

The accidental postrock diner

In the 1990s, Jim’s Grill attracted loads of underground musicians with a cheap, vegetarian-friendly menu of American diner classics and Korean food.

Dinner and a Petit show

Fairmont Chicago’s new culinary experience Le Petit Chef immerses guests in augmented reality.


The breeze is warm, the summer is long, and the patio is (almost) open for the new season of Monday Night Foodball

Check out the new spring-summer schedule for the Reader’s weekly chef pop-up at Ludlow Liquors

I have good news, bad news, and splendid news. Bad news: through no fault of her own Alisha Norris Jones, aka Immortal Milk, has pulled out of the next (April 3) Monday Night Foodball, the Reader’s weekly chef pop-up at Ludlow Liquors in Avondale. Good: Jones has rescheduled for a Monday in late summer and will be bringing along some very special guests (more on that in July).  Meantime, you can still hang at the bar this Monday and…

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