Local Flavor: Restaurants That Shaped Chicago's Neighborhoods

Join us for an evening in celebration of Local Flavor: Restaurants That Shaped Chicago's Neighborhoods with author Jean Iverson! Iverson will appear in conversation with Steve Dolinsky, Channel 7's Hungry Hound, followed by a Q&A and book signing.

About the book:

The neighborhoods that make up Chicago’s rich cultural landscape have been defined by the restaurants that anchor them. In Local Flavor, the popular food writer Jean Iversen chronicles eight beloved local eateries, from Chinatown on the South Side to Rogers Park in the far North, tracing the story of how they became neighborhood institutions.

Iversen has meticulously gathered the tales, recipes, and cultural traditions that define Chicago’s culinary past and present. Rich with firsthand accounts from local restaurateurs, their families, long-time customers, and staff, Local Flavor is a community-driven look at Chicago through a gastronomical lens.

Including recipes for popular dishes from each restaurant that readers can try at home, Local Flavor weaves together ethnography, family, and food history into a story that will enthrall both food and Chicago history lovers.

About the author:

Jean Iverson is the author of BYOB Chicago, a resource for Chicago’s dining community. She has written for publications including Crain’s Chicago Business, Time Out Chicago, and the Daily Herald.

About Steve Dolinsky:

Steve Dolinsky is a Chicago-based food reporter. He appears regularly on Chicago's WLS-TV as "the Hungry Hound" and is a regular contributor to National Public Radio's daily program The World. He is also a regular feature writer for the Chicago Tribune, has won twelve James Beard Awards, and cohosts The Feed Podcast with celebrity chef Rick Bayless.

Local Flavor: Restaurants That Shaped Chicago’s Neighborhoods (Second to None: Chicago Stories) By Jean Iversen Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780810136717
Published: Northwestern University Press - March 15th, 2018

Event date: 

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Event address: 

Unabridged Books, Inc.
Chicago, IL 60657