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Chicago’s Food and Drink Experts Reveal Headline Predictions For 2019

“Everybody must get stoned”

Mindy Segal
As marijuana legalization looms, Chicago’s writers suspect more gourmet edibles are on the way
Jon Shaft

2018 was certainly a year full of surprise (for better or worse), so we asked Chicago’s restaurant writers what headlines they expect for 2019.

Audarshia Townsend, managing editor for Restaurant Inc. magazine; regular contributor for WGN Morning News: Good Taste is Back in Style

Titus Ruscitti, ChiBBQKing: John Kessler learns to love Chicago.

Mike Sula, Chicago Reader: Proven collusion followed by indictments.
The last restaurant critics on the planet will wash dishes for food.
Everybody must get stoned.

Morgan Olsen, Time Out Chicago: More Chicago chefs are crafting gourmet edibles as legalization looms
Curtis Duffy reclaims West Loop in triumphant return
You don’t have to interact with a single human at this new-wave poke shop in River North

Michael Gebert, Fooditor: Michael Olszewski Sues Diners For Not Coming To His Restaurants
Netflix Renews Curtis Duffy For New Season
John Kessler Starves To Death

Ariel Cheung, CS Magazine: Is West Town the New West Loop?

Matt Kirouac, What Should We Do: Avondale is the New Logan Square

Michael Nagrant, Steph Izard Announces Forthcoming Upscale Djibouti-Influenced Hot Spot
Poke Ruled Illegal by Chicago City Council
Otto Phan Declares Kyoten Galaxy’s Greatest Sushi Joint
Chicago’s 5000th Steakhouse Opens
Girl & the Goat Samoa Launches

Chandra Ram, Plate: Honestly, I couldn’t make up headlines crazier than what came out this year.


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