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Chicago Pizza Isn’t Only About Deep-Dish

eATLAS’ new Brown Line Pizza Tour Adventure shows off the diversity of both Chicago’s neighborhoods and its pizza culture by sampling six variations of pizza close to six stations on the CTA’s Brown Line, from the Loop to Lincoln Square. The birth of deep-dish will also be part of our Chicago ScavHunt 2024, which will […]

April 5, 2024

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How Chicago Dragged the Hot Dog Through the Garden

The Chicago hot dog is one of the flavors you’ll encounter during eATLAS’ tour of classic Chicago foods in the Loop. We also have a tour inspired by the FX/Hulu hit series The Bear, where you can see several of the restaurants Sydney visited when creating the “Chaos Menu.”  By Dave Lifton (@daveeatschicago) Portable, cheap, […]

August 17, 2023

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Chicago Is the Home of Caramel Popcorn!

In celebration of National Caramel Popcorn Day on April 6, eATLAS presents the histories of two iconic Chicago-based caramel popcorn makers: Cracker Jack and Garrett Popcorn. By Dave Lifton (@daveeatschicago)  Of all the products introduced at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition—including Wrigley’s Juicy Fruit, Cream of Wheat, Pabst Blue Ribbon, the brownie — perhaps none […]

April 5, 2023

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A pizza’s powerful origin: Alice Mae Redmond

In support of Black History Month, we’re pleased to feature Alice Mae Redmond, the black woman who may have invented deep-dish pizza By Dave Lifton (@daveeatschicago) Chicago has hundreds of world-class restaurants and a thriving, diverse dining scene, but the city was put on the culinary map thanks to deep-dish pizza. Although pizza originated in […]

February 1, 2023

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The Real History of Chicago’s Deep-Dish Pizza

Deep-dish pizza is the most famous food to come from Chicago, and it has ardent supporters and fierce detractors. And even those who love it can’t agree on which place has the best pie. So how did this local creation come to be as popular as it is polarizing? Not surprisingly, the history is different […]

October 17, 2022

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The history of chocolate in Chicago and where to find sweet treats

Chocolate has been a part of our culinary history for about as long as the Chicago Dog. Check out the new tour and these tasty locations! If we had a say in these things, every day would be National Chocolate Day. And while it’s all good to celebrate by popping into your nearest drugstore and […]

July 7, 2022

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