3/26/2012 08:23:00 AM

30 Under 30: Chicago's Hottest Up-and-Comers

There's no question that Chicago is one of the most adventurous food cities in the U.S. Offering everything from dazzling, high-end culinary creations to irresistible cheap eats and killer cocktails, this is a city that takes its eating and drinking seriously. These 30 up-and-comers are helping to keep the dining scene as innovative as it can be. Click through the slideshow to learn why each made our list (and check out photos from our 30 Under 30 party here).


25 comments :

  1. No Dave Beran? That is quite an oversight, considering he is up for a James Beard award....

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    1. Oh. Missed it by that much.....

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    2. Accuracy is as important to a chef as it should be to a reporter ....

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    3. Dave made the 40 under 40 list.

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  2. Because he is not under 30.

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  3. I suggest everyone try the magic of Birriera Zaragoza. Congrats to John.

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  4. love birrieria zaragoza as well.

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  5. Really Joe Doren? Couldn't find someone better to put in his place?

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    2. is it the fact that his talent is being rewarded or is it because you aren't on this list that would generate such an idiotic question?

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  6. Joe Doren hides in the basement of Franks and Dawgs, uses the recipes of other chefs and claims them as his own, a boy of a man that is hardly even a cook. What a joke.

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    1. I agree with you 100% The city needs to know what he is really like.

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    2. Sounds like the jealous rant of a disgruntled ex-employee. Jealousy is an ugly thing, even more so when your the "boy of a man" who hides behind an anonymous tag. You and your fellow sycophant replier(s) should grow some balls and put a name behind your cries of insufferable sadness or just get over it.

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  7. I love Franks and Dogs. someone from there deserves to be on the list.

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  8. Is the last guy holding a knife AND a rabbit? Gruesome.

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  9. You'd think Chicago was really Iowa City thanks to the complete lack of diversity in this list. Not just in terms of race but areas of the city. Sheesh, Zagat. Do better.

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