Author Archives: Tammy Green, Chicago Bites

About Tammy Green, Chicago Bites

Tammy Green is the co-founder of restaurant review site, Chicago Bites, a local and independent collaboration of talented people interested in eating well. She’s been eating for years, but didn’t discover her professional fascination with food until she started talking about it every week. As a result of Chicago Bites, she has expanded her interest in food policy, gardening, canning, composting, organic issues, slow food, local producers and chefs and how these all impact the Chicago dining experience.

Semiramis: Seek out a Neighborhood Gem

The vegetarian Plate at Semiramis is full of favorites. If you’re in the mood for a wonderful Lebanese meal, you don’t have to spend that much or go that far to get it. Less than $20 and a large appetite … Continue reading

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Two Bites of Takashi

Be honest. Have you drooled over Chef Takashi Yagihashi’s food on Top Chef Masters this season? Me, too. Luckily, Chicago diners can turn off the television and head to either of Chef Takashi’s French-inspired Japanese restaurants in the city.

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Feed Your Olympic Appetite at these British Gastropubs

Cheering Team U.S.A. to victory is hard work and requires a great deal of fuel. Fortunately, it’s easy to find British cuisine in Chicago that meets Olympic standards.

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3 Choices for Outdoor Dining in Wicker Park

Every Summer, Chicago is blessed with a few perfect days of sunshine and mild temperatures. You know when the ideal conditions have arrived because everyone with an appetite can be found dining al fresco. While there are great restaurants serving … Continue reading

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Step off Michigan Avenue for Lunch

When I need a sit-down lunch option, I seldom need to stray far from North Michigan Avenue to do it. The Mag Mile is dotted with restaurants that appeal to both tourists and locals alike. When I’m in the mood … Continue reading

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Gourmet doughnuts in Chicago: a tasty trend

From Nightwood to The Bedford, diners can nibble on the best of breakfast for dessert. Fortunately for the morning crowd, gourmet doughnuts are making their debut in stand-alone shops across the city. Doughnut Vault (401 1/2 North Franklin) is a … Continue reading

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‘Cascabel:’ Chef-inspired Dinner Theater

Rick Bayless, chef of Frontera Grill, Topolobampo and Xoco restaurants, takes a turn at entertaining his many fans in Cascabel, a love story set in a Mexican kitchen. The show sprinkles Bayless’ signature dishes between Cirque-du-Soleil-style segments and a healthy … Continue reading

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