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Quick Bites

By Chuck Sudo in Food on Jul 17, 2009 2:40PM

Photo Credit: Jim Columbo
  • North Shore Distillery's Sonja Kassebaum writes a loving profile of graham elliot beverage manager/head mixologist Lynn House (pictured). [Thinking of Drinking]
  • Baconfest news: the Publican is hosting the VIP Pro cookoff the day before the fest. []
  • Mike Sula cheers the return of kaiseki master Seijero Matsumoto. [Food Chain]
  • Creamy, comforting polenta. [Drive-Thru]
  • Daniel X. O'Neil's inquisitive eyes noticed a new restaurant being planned for the West DePaul area called Sprout in the old Via Due Wine Bar space. [Derivative Works]
  • NYT restaurant critic Frank Bruni on the reasons you're seated to a shitty table in a half-empty restaurant. [Diner's Journal]
  • Grant Achatz gives a first-person account on the balancing act between working chef and celebrity chef. [Atlantic Food]
  • Ferran Adria calls his new beer INEDIT the "first beer specifically created to accompany food." Bill Daley says, "Tell that to the Egyptians." Hell, tell that to Greg Hall, Jonathan Cutler, Gabriel Magliaro, the Ebel Brothers, Jim Cibak, Nick Floyd and any other local brewmasters we left out. [Tribune]