Cheddar Burger @ The Butcher and the Burger - Chicago
Fat, delicious, handmade doughnuts in flavors like buttermilk old-fashioned & gingerbread at The Doughnut Vault, Chicago.
James Beard Award winning smoked shrimp from Calumet Fisheries in Chicago, IL. They're sweet, smokey, delicious, and crackalackin' addictive.
Reuben egg rolls, one of many faux-Irish dishes on the menu at Blackthorn Grille in Lake Villa, IL. (Richard A. Chapman/Sun-Times)
A midwestern tradition rarely seen outside of the corn belt, a breaded pork tenderloin sandwich
Sweet corn is one of the best parts of summer, perfect in corn chowder!
Chocolate Chess pie from Hoosier Mama Pies in Chicago, IL
Kumamoto Oyster with Indian Celery and Plum Sauce at Charlie Trotter's
Style.com's Item of the Week: Rain Organics Vodka, to keep you honest, even when you're toasted (we've tried it, too - and tastes like...vodka)
Recent sightings from a gorgeous farmers' market in Oak Park, IL.
Food and politics, an interesting combination