Chicago’s Food and Drink Experts Reveal Headline Predictions For 2019

As marijuana legalization looms, Chicago’s writers suspect more gourmet edibles are on the way

“Everybody must get stoned”

2018 was certainly a year full of surprise (for better or worse), so we asked Chicago’s restaurant writers what headlines they expect for 2019.

Audarshia Townsend, managing editor for Restaurant Inc. magazine; regular contributor for WGN Morning News: Good Taste is Back in Style

Titus Ruscitti, ChiBBQKing: John Kessler learns to love Chicago.

Mike Sula, Chicago Reader: Proven collusion followed by indictments.
The last restaurant critics on the planet will wash dishes for food.
Everybody must get stoned.

Morgan Olsen, Time Out Chicago: More Chicago chefs are crafting gourmet edibles as legalization looms
Curtis Duffy reclaims West Loop in triumphant return
You don’t have to interact with a single human at this new-wave poke shop in River North

Michael Gebert, Fooditor: Michael Olszewski Sues Diners For Not Coming To His Restaurants
Netflix Renews Curtis Duffy For New Season
John Kessler Starves To Death

Ariel Cheung, CS Magazine: Is West Town the New West Loop?

Matt Kirouac, What Should We Do: Avondale is the New Logan Square

Michael Nagrant, Steph Izard Announces Forthcoming Upscale Djibouti-Influenced Hot Spot
Poke Ruled Illegal by Chicago City Council
Otto Phan Declares Kyoten Galaxy’s Greatest Sushi Joint
Chicago’s 5000th Steakhouse Opens
Girl & the Goat Samoa Launches

Chandra Ram, Plate: Honestly, I couldn’t make up headlines crazier than what came out this year.

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