Watch Our Collection of 13 Great Chicago Food Movies


Here’s a time-killer before a three-day weekend if we’ve ever posted one. It’s a collection of 13 videos which capture the essence of the Chicago food scene over the years on film, from feature films to documentaries to TV commercials, from the very highest of the high end (yes, there’s Alinea in there) to delis, barbecue and hot dog joints. Check them out in our slideshow— each one links to a YouTube clip or something similar— and if you can think of great ones we’ve left out, especially from unsung amateur videomakers, put the link in the comments… because like anything from the movies, we’re leaving it open for a sequel.