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Matt Chiera


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Chicago Italian Pizza

Coda Di Volpe (Chicago)

By on October 23, 2016

I’ll admit that I hold Italian food to a higher standard than other cuisine; I’ve eaten at some of the best restaurants in Italy and I grew up eating…

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Chicago Poke

Aloha Poke (Belmont Location, Chicago)

By on August 29, 2016

In case you’re all like ” what the h-e-double hockey sticksĀ is a poke?”, I’m not talking about the Urban Dictionary definition of “poke”:
“Facebook’s outreach to passively-aggressive suitors, stalkers, and…


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Chicago Mexican

Chilam Balam (Chicago)

By on July 17, 2016

It’s not every day that you have to make a bridge out of tables and chairs to escape a flooded restaurant, but Chilam Balam allowed me to cross that…


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Chicago Seafood

Lowcountry (Chicago)

By on April 2, 2016

It’s a blast eating seafood with your bare hands. The satisfying crack of a shell opening. The payoff when you finally wiggle the tail meat out of a crawfish….


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American Chicago

Frontier (Chicago): Whole Alligator Edition

By on March 30, 2016

When they wheeled the whole-cooked alligator to our table, I was a little torn – my first reaction was that a skinned alligator looks pretty disgusting. Tiny arms pinned…