Having friends over for summer cookouts never goes off the menu, but if you’re looking for a night out on the town you need to know where the best places are to dine—for whatever you’re in the mood for!
The Food Lovers' Guide to Chicago by Jennifer Olvera tells us all this and then some. This book is for anyone roaming the city of Chicago and looking for a good place to eat and describes everything the city has to offer for fine dining, casual lunch and more. Olvera becomes your personal guide as she takes you around Chicago’s neighborhoods—in both city and suburbs—to introduce you to recommended restaurants.
This book does not just focus on restaurants, Olvera also brings us festivals, events, butcher shops, fish shops, farms, farmers’ markets and even cooking schools and classes. She also lists tasty recipes to bring home and cook up on your own from Chicago’s finest chefs including Dan Smith and Steve McGonagh of Hearty Boys and their corn dog dish. Also included is Giuseppe Tentori from GT Fish & Oyster’s recipe of grilled shrimp and avocado bruschetta and Chris Pandel from The Bristol’s shaved squash salad.
Jennifer Olvera is a cuisine guru who writes for the food section of the Chicago Sun-Times, as well as The Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times and websites like Orbitz and Frommers.com. She tests out recipes to cook up for herself and then writes about them, offering her best tips and advice.
It does not matter if you are a local or a first-time Chicago visitor, The Food Lovers' Guide to Chicago will make an outing worthwhile with everything it has to offer. The only difficult part comes at making a decision on where to go!