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Quick Bites

By Chuck Sudo in Food on Feb 7, 2008 3:00PM


  • As Chef Laurant Gras prepares for the spring opening of L.2O (in the former Ambria space), he's been giving frequent updates on the restaurant's blog. Chef Gras' most recent entry focuses on Kindai bluefin tuna, which will take up a prominent part of his menu. Chef Gras describes Kindai, which is hatched and grown in a university lab, as the "ultimate combination of sustainability and exquisite taste;" Gras claims that only two to three pieces of the fish to the States on a weekly basis. It really is a fascinating read, and worth checking out.

  • Cleveland rocks! At least that's what Michael Ruhlman told Monica Eng last month in the Tribune when Eng made her maiden pilgrimage to the city. Yesterday on his blog Ruhlman waxes nostalgic about coffee percolators (he's a devotee to them) and his desire to make auto drip coffee makers obsolete. Personally, we're quite happy with our French presses.

  • Bridget and Tammy at Chicago Bites absolutely went ga-ga over Lumes Pancake House in Beverly this week. What made the review for us wasn't their awe at Lumes, but the revelation that the two are making wine at Bev Art, a few blocks up the street from Lumes. Ladies, you're in good hands with Greg Fischer and Kazys Ozelis.

  • With the crazy weather happening around here the past few weeks, Pro Bono Baker shared for her readers recipes for chive and sour cream waffles and pea and chive soup. LIke chocolate and peanut butter, she says the two are a perfect pair.

  • Josh at Chicago Foodies gives a glowing review to Hagen's Fish Market, the longtime smoked fish market in Jefferson Park. Just hearing the name takes us back to our childhood.