Articles by Emily Fiffer

Culture + Style

When in Chicago, It’s Customary to Go Green and Bike Naked (No, Really)

St. Patty’s Day at the Chicago River (Photo: Saraporn/ Every city has its eccentricities, and Chicago is no exception. Here’s some insight into the idiosyncratic customs (some bizarre, some delicious) that make the City of…
Road Trips

Chicago Foodie Road Trip: Cross State Lines for Good Grub in Madison

Forequarter’s Sausage Platter with roasted potatoes, fermented cabbage, and mustard (Photo: Ten Photos) A couple of hours on the road is a small price to pay for stellar food, exceptional service and a full belly….
Eat + Drink

Meet Christine Cikowski of Honey Butter Fried Chicken and Sunday Dinner Chicago

Christine Cikowski of Honey Butter (Photo: Ten Photos) There are few places in Chicago with as feverish a following as Honey Butter Fried Chicken. Diners wait in droves for buttermilk-battered birds and seasonal sides (roasted…
Eat + Drink

“Plant-vangelist” Jessica Murnane on Where To Eat in Chicago

Plant-vangelist Jessica Murnane (Photo: Ten Photos) Jessica Murnane wears many hats, both literally and figuratively. The Ohio native and spirited entrepreneur has lived in Chicago for over a decade. Her business — an array of…
Eat + Drink

Locals Debate: Where to Find the Best Chicago Pizza

You’ve heard it before: Chicago is the one-and-only home to that heavenly creation we know as deep dish pizza. Lines rope around the block at the city’s most popular pie spots. But we’re here to…