Today you are witnessing the birth of an institution. MenuPages Chicago, your go-to guide for all things menu-related, is launching a new daily blog. I (more on me momentarily) am here to bring you all the pertinent and timely information you can handle about the Chicago dining scene. That is to say, restaurant openings and closings, menu overhauls, chef migrations, dining trends, hearsay, gossip and scandal will all be documented religiously for public record and your perusal. Also, expect to see features like neighborhood spotlights, event listings, round-ups, review highlights, and so forth. Plus, in an added twist, I’m taking any and all questions about the dining scene in Chicago, and answers with universal appeal will be posted.
So, why should you trust me? Well, surely you won’t right off the bat. That would be naive, and you are nothing if not canny. But anyway, qualification number one is that I created and maintain our Chicago site. This means I’m wise to even the minutest of fluctuations in the Chicago restaurant continuum. I am also largely responsible for all those typos on the menus (sorry!)
Qualification two is less about my eligibility than about the urgency of my mission: to stoke interest in the new, the obscure, and the exotic, so that everyone (who reads this blog) can enjoy Chicago restaurants as much as I do.
Anyway, I am very much looking forward to sharing my passion for Chicago dining minutiae with you. Oh, but you don’t know my name! It’s Adam Peltz. Did you notice that the middle letters spell MP, like MenuPages? I just noticed that.