Long gone are the days when the windy city’s dining tables were celebrated for meat and little else. Now rivalling New York as the food capital of the US, Chicago boasts an impressive bevy of world class cutting-edge restaurants, from the refinement of the master chef and raw food pioneer Charlie Trotter and his eponymous restaurant to the playful molecular gastronomy of Grant Achatz’s Alinea. But top-level gastronomy isn’t the city’s only edible attraction. From the last week of June, it hosts the mammoth fortnight-long Taste of Chicago, the world’s largest food festival, with a host of stalls offering treats from around the globe, as well as local favourites such as deep pan pizzas and ketchup-less Chicago-style hotdogs.
–The National, the newspaper of the United Arab Emirates
Worldwide tastes [UAE National]
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