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Quick Bites

By Chuck Sudo in Food on Feb 19, 2009 4:40PM


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  • In the wake of an article calling hamburgers "the Hummers of food," Helen Rosner lists local restaurants that source the beef for their burgers from local farms. Why Paul Kahan isn't getting his lamb from Mint Creek Farm, only he knows. [MP Chicago]
  • Speaking of localvore issues, check out the expanded version of the Local Beet.[The Local Beet]
  • The fine folks at Drive-Thru have been very busy this week. Chris Brunn and Cinnamon Cooper offer a couple vegan-friendly recipes; Cooper infuses vodka with her namesake spice; and Robyn Nisi made the mistake of replacing real lemon juice for her lemon ricotta cookies with ReaLemon. [Drive-Thru]
  • Business owners accuse Yelp of Blago-style pay-to-play tactics. [TOC]
  • Audarshia Townsend runs down local Mardi Gras events. [312 Dining Diva]
  • Chicago Bites loves Perennial, the Lincoln Park restaurant owned by Boka's Giuseppe Tentori and helmed by former Butter chef Ryan Piloi. [Chicago Bites]
  • It wouldn't be "Quick Bites" without another link to an article about bacon. [Cooking and Eating in Chicago]
  • The Straight Dope on Italian Beef. [Reader]