I'm the Reader's lead restaurant critic and have been a contributor here since 1995. I've also written about politics, crime, film, health care, and paleontology, and have profiled a rainbow of urban eccentrics. My work has been published in in Harper's, the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Sun-Times, NPR's The Salt, Plate, and Eater, and my story about outlaw charcuterie appeared in Best Food Writing 2010. My story "Chicken of the Trees," about eating city squirrels, won the James Beard Foundation's 2013 M.F.K. Fisher Distinguished Writing Award.
It’s Shin Thompson’s pivot to Japanese soul food, from a virtual kitchen.
By Mike Sula | Oct 13, 2020
The Egg Roll Lady has 75 varieties in her arsenal.
By Mike Sula | Oct 28, 2020
by Mike Sula | Feb 4, 2015
The longtime bartender is hosting a release party for his historical cocktail book devoted to the "“most iconic mixer in the world."
By Mike Sula | Jun 11, 2021
Former Formento’s chef Tony Quartaro’s fresh handmade and extruded shapes aren’t just for his neighbors anymore.
By Mike Sula | Jun 10, 2021
Four Star Mushrooms is selling its spent substrate to gardeners and other subversives.
By Mike Sula | Jun 8, 2021
Vargo Brother Ferments pretty much anything you can think of.
By Mike Sula | May 25, 2021
Take your life back.
By Mike Sula | May 20, 2021
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