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, michaelnagrant.com: 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.