Old Foodies, New Foodies
One the best sources for all-things-food is Michael and Jane Stern's Roadfood.com. In fact, word around the Chicagoist office is that one of us has planned entire vacations around the suggestions found in the Sterns' book and Web site.
The next best thing to reading the Web site must be eating with the entire Roadfood gang. The 2005 Roadfood Eating Tour of Chicago takes place at 11:30 a.m. on May 7, and the entire trip is one, long, fantastic journey into some of the finest food, in our humble opinions, Chicago offers.
To wit: The tour features stops at Max's Italian Beef (5754 N. Western Ave.) as well as Byron's Dog Haus (1017 W. Irving Park). Beef and hot dogs, people. One needs not much more. Well, maybe some fries, but no doubt there will be copious amounts of 'taters to be had.
The cost is $50 and includes transportation to all of the restaurants, though it does not include the cost of the meals. Sign up at Roadfood's official registration page.
In other news, another Chicago food blog has arrived and it looks quite promising to Chicagoist. I think it's one of the only food blogs Chicagoist has seen where the blogger discusses the Chicago Mercantile Exchange price trends for blocks and barrels of cheese.
Chicago Foodies features news stories, the aforementioned market watch, as well restaurant reviews. According to the site, they're looking for contributors to the site. If you have the foodie in you, drop them a line.
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