by Mike Sula
Chicagoist interviews Gene Kato of the forthcoming Sumi Robata Bar on the history and ins and outs of Japanese robata grilling.
The Chicago Food Snob reads the entrails for the year in food 2013, and makes his predictions, including the establishment of the 32nd Mexican state, Bayxaca, in River North.
More food news after the jump:
Check out this wonderful documentary short by Carlos Martinez about one of the city's hundreds of hard-working tamaleras: