Almost anywhere in the world you travel, you’ll find this classic pairing — with different twists. We did the math on five terrific versions available in Chicago.
“Doing a lamb pasta just made a ton of sense to me,” the Top Chef winner says of this dish, slated for the menu at his soon-to-debut Rose Mary in West Town. That’s because Flamm’s restaurant is a deeply personal homage to forebears and family, and lamb is its spirit animal: It’s long sustained the … Read more
Photos: Jeff Marini If pot pie is the cozy sweater of meals, then the version at Spinning J in Humboldt Park delivers comfort with style. Chef Dinah Grossman fills a buttery pie crust with saag paneer, the classic Indian mixture of spinach, spices, and cubes of paneer, a mild, creamy Indian-style cheese that miraculously holds … Read more
Photos: Jeff Marini Aya Fukai, owner of West Town’s Aya Pastry, sells a lot of ginger cookies during the holidays, and no wonder: Hers are loaded with warming winter flavors and have just the right amount of chew. The secret is freezing the dough before baking. “It prevents them from spreading too much,” she says. … Read more
Photos: Jeff Marini Brussels sprouts are a holiday table mainstay, but this year, why not take a page from Sahil Sethi of the West Loop’s Rooh and give the vegetable an Indian twist? Sethi loves foogath, a popular southwest Indian dish usually made with coconut and cabbage or French beans, and swaps in Brussels sprouts. … Read more
Deliciously creative vegetarian sandwiches are popping up in unexpected places — even a butcher shop.