"Jennifer Olvera serves up the skinny on all things edible, sippable and growable in her new book. To that end, she's even pulled together a list of Chicago eats far more unusual than the expected hot dogs, deep-dish pizza and Italian beef." - Chicago Tribune
"Food Lovers' Guide to Chicago
is as comprehensive as eating guides get... You won't find Pupuseria el Salvador on 106th Street or old-school Vito and Nick's on South Pulaski in Fodor's... Thumbing through the book, even natives are bound to come across plenty of places, and foods, to add to their bucket list." - Chicago Sun-Times
"Jennifer Olvera has done an admirable job cataloging the city's restaurants, cocktail haunts, brewpubs, wine bars, gourmet shops, farms, farmstands and cooking classes, fitting the breadth of Chicago's food world into a squat and reasonably portable 400-page tome."- Tasting Table
"It offers an incredible wealth of information about hundreds of restaurant picks in just about every neighborhood... It also features helpful sections on speciality stores. That said, we most enjoyed the recipe section, which includes picks from some of the most respected chefs around town." - Grub Street
"Olvera covers the high-high end as well as everyday corner haunts, leaving nary an ethnicity uncovered. She also dedicates a chapter to local farms and farmer's markets... cooking schools and cooking classes. But one of the more personal touches... is the inclusion of recipes from some of Chicago's most respected chefs." - Eater
From the Back Cover
Savor the Flavors of Chicago
From ethnic enclaves to haute haunts to seasonally minded delicacies, Chicago is a food city to behold. In Food Lovers’ Guide to Chicago, seasoned food writer Jennifer Olvera shares the inside scoop on the best places to find, enjoy, and celebrate the Windy City’s culinary treasures. A bounty of mouthwatering delights awaits you in this engagingly written guide.
With delectable recipes from the renowned kitchens of the city’s iconic eateries, diners, and elegant dining rooms, Food Lovers’ Guide to Chicago is the ultimate resource for food lovers to use and savor.
Inside You'll Find:
Favorite restaurants and landmark eateries • Specialty food stores and markets • Farmers’ markets and farm stands • Food festivals and culinary events • One-of-a-kind restaurants and landmark eateries • Recipes from top Chicago chefs • The city’s best wine bars and brewpubs, plus area wineries • Cooking classes and wine courses • Local food lore and kitchen wisdom