I'm the chief dining critic and a feature writer at Chicago magazine. I spent 11 years as the magazine's humor columnist, and have written features on food, sports, travel, and celebrities, and earned seven nominations from the City and Regional Magazine Association for best food/dining criticism...
Party emcee Kareem Wells—a.k.a. K.W.O.E.—once sold drugs on the West Side. Now he’s the toast of Chicago’s Jewish elite. Wells, who is 43, makes enough from all this to keep more than 30 people on his Flow payroll and still afford a $100,000-plus Tesla SUV, a four-story house in West Town, a high-rise apartment on the Gold Coast, and a bar on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.
Not so long ago, Chicago’s most popular sushi restaurants trafficked in ludicrous rolls with 28 ingredients doused in rum and set on fire—the kind of excess that would make a traditional sushi chef commit hara-kiri with a dull yanagi knife. Thankfully, those days are on the wane. Instead of tricking folks with flashy ingredients and showmanship, a new vanguard of chefs are employing subtle shades of flavor to enhance the fish itself, which, after all, is what sushi is all about.
It may not be fashionable to admit these days, but I love tasting menus. They’re wide-open canvases that chefs can paint any number of ways to provide glimpses into their brains and hearts, and the unpredictable format has a tendency to amplify a chef’s strengths or flaws. Disparaging a tasting menu can feel strangely personal, like critiquing someone’s private diary.
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