The photo that we used to illustrate this morning’s post on the smoking ban really struck us — quiet, evocative, atmospheric, interesting. It’s part of the Southern Foodways Alliance’s Chicago Eats collection on Flickr, and it is a wealth of spectacular photographs of under-the-radar Chicago dining.
The photographs were all taken by Amy Evans as part of SFA’s oral history of Chicago dining. Evans also conducted the interviews with the owners of these restaurants. (The Food Chain’s mentioned it before, but we think it bears revisiting.)
The aquarium smoker at Barbara Ann’s