The “Not-So-Perfect” Cheesie’s Pub & Grub

Photo: Annalise Frank (This article was featured in our print issue, which was published on Nov. 10, 2012.) As an adamant cheese fan, I had high, high hopes for Cheesie’s Pub & Grub, a Chicago grilled cheese restaurant that recently opened a location in downtown Evanston. The waitstaff is nice enough, and I guess they serve […]

The “Not-So-Perfect” Cheesie’s Pub & Grub

Photo: Annalise Frank (This article was featured in our print issue, which was published on Nov. 10, 2012.) As an adamant cheese fan, I had high, high hopes for Cheesie’s Pub & Grub, a Chicago grilled cheese restaurant that recently opened a location in downtown Evanston. The waitstaff is nice enough, and I guess they serve […]

Latest from the Chron’s Food Blog “Fooding Around:” Dessert Nachos

photo: andrea schmitz Ladies and gentlemen of the Northwestern community, welcome back to school. I’m sure all of you are incredibly busy with classes already. Y’all are spending money left and right, buying books and all your back-to-school gear, as well as exploring Evanston’s overwhelmingly abundant and delicious food options. In such chaotic conditions, snacks […]

Why Some Cooking Magazines Just Suck

I dislike magazines like Seventeen and Cosmopolitan. Their undesirable portrayals of women and sex do little for me; they’re conducive to the kind of read-throughs in which you can barely get by making fun of an awkward condom graphic or an obviously fake write-in story without boring yourself into a coma. Even so, these magazines […]

The Nonsense Industry of Health Food Journalism

Food journalism is strange. It straddles a hard-to-manage line between science writing and the “Life and Style” section. Food’s effects on the body are obviously science-based, but its consumption (or lack thereof) has become such an industry that writing about food requires a knack for scientific jargon, a flair for flowery writing, and an ability […]