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Quick Bites

By Chuck Sudo in Food on Aug 6, 2009 5:40PM


  • Sam's South Loop and Aigre Doux weren't the only notable closings this week. Joining them in the restaurant/retail graveyard are Mama Desta's Red Sea (the city's oldest Ethiopian restaurant) and Doggy's S.S. Soul Eatery. [Food Chain]
  • Chicago Diner is guilty of making tired Sarah Palin jokes. Local blogger is guilty of overreacting to Chicago Diner's tired Sarah Palin jokes. [Grub Street Chi]
  • I passed along some of the guanciale I made to Seth Zurer of Baconfest Chicago and Sky Full of Bacon's Mike Gebert. Here's Gebert's verdict. [Sky Full of Bacon]
  • A Tribune Reader poll votes in favor of the party cut over pie slices. that's called "civic pride," people. [Tribune]
  • More beautiful farm photos, this time from Dishes and Dirt's Kate Gross. [Dishes & Dirt]
  • Liz Grossman road trips to Des Moines and finds something other than meth labs. [Elizabites 1, 2]
  • Bike Smoothies! [Drive-Thru]
  • Finally, please check out Skinny Girls, Big Sandwiches. You won't be disappointed. [Skinny Girls, Big Sandwiches]