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Quick Bites

By Chuck Sudo in Food on Jan 15, 2009 4:15PM

  • With tomorrow's airing of the long-forgotten Barack Obama episode of Check, Please! in sight, Bridget Houlihan and Tammy Green visit Obama (and Chicagoist) favorite Dixie Kitchen and Bait Shop before the combination of following in the President-elect's footsteps and the "Check, Please! effect" make the Hyde Park restaurant the center of the local restaurant universe. [Chicago Bites]
  • Chicago Gluttons jefe Darwensi calls The Meatloaf Bakery in Lincoln Park "the quintessential 'Goddammit, its 6:35pm and I have no idea what to get for dinner; I got three brats and a lazy, fat ass husband to feed' spot." He even gained access to the kitchen to see the "meatfuckery" up close. [Chicago Gluttons]
  • Mike Nagrant gets up close and personal with Smoque's Barry Sorkin.[Hungry Mag]
  • Gemma Petrie tries her hand at Semolina crackers. [Pro Bono Baker]
  • For the marriages that are built to last, get married at HUB 51. [MP Chicago]
  • The best MIddle Eastern food is in Bridgeview. Nice to know for soccer season. [Sky Full of Bacon]
  • Also via Mike G, a story on people who eat raccoon. LTHForum co-founder Catherine "cathy2" Lambrecht attends an annual raccoon dinner at an American Legion post in Wisconsin, and I'm actually on the hunt for one for a future "White Trash Cooking at Home" installment. [Kansas City Star]