Where do I even begin? Let’s start with some background. Alinea is a restaurant in Lincoln Park in Chicago, Illinois in an unassuming building on a busy street. Any passerby could miss the gray facade and closed curtains on a weekday evening. What most Chicagoans don’t realize as they stroll quickly along Halsted Street towards […]


How fun is that to say? Bibimbap. A traditional Korean dish meaning “mixed rice.” It is typically served in a hot stone bowl. The first layer is rice which gets crispy at the bottom from being on the hot stone. It’s piled high with veggies and protein (if you choose), and a sunny side up […]