4/01/2013 01:00:00 PM

Culinary Makeover: 7 Ways Chicago's Restaurant Scene Could Be Improved

Not OK
Chicago, we need to talk. Yes, this is an intervention for the culinary ailments plaguing our fair city. Kale, for example - whoa, we get that winter is tough and the seasonal vegetables are few and far between. But was the whole kale shortage really necessary? The local grocery turned into a WWE ring with the battles over organic greens. On a more local level, there are several other gripes it’s time to address. (One word: “speakeasy.”) Check out our list of seven fixes that would improve Chicago's dining scene. Do you agree? What would you like to see changed in your food world?

8 comments :

  1. Definition of the South Loop is wrong so I wouldn't be making that one of your sticking points. The South Loop does not start at Roosevelt Road.

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  2. That South Loop comment is RETARDED...

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  3. Leave pork bellies alone!! Love them. besides, animal fat is great for you bodybuilders out there.

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  4. "Seasonal menus are not a selling point; they are an expectation." In what world? I would love for this to be true, but we're not ready for that, so in the meantime, call it a buzzword or whatever you want, farm to table is awesome and if a restaurant makes the effort to use local and seasonable ingredients then they have every right to flaunt it.

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  5. I am sick of pork bellies AND cilantro

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  6. Thank you! Speakeasy is a huge pet peeve of mine.

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  7. These all (other than south loop) strike me true of most big cities in the US and many in the world. I travel heavily and have seen these culinary problems in New York, Boston, San Francisco, DC, London, Dublin, Reykjavik, and the list goes on. It comes across as incredibly ignorant to suggest these 'fixes' would only benefit Chicago.

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