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  1. Chefs
    Carnivale Announces New Chef: Rodolfo CuadrosNew chef with pan-Latin experience.
  2. Specials
    Join Carnivale For ‘Eat Local, Think Global’ Lunch and Dinner SpecialsCarnivale plans local-global feasts.
  3. Coming Soon
    Mark Mendez to Open Wine Bar in West LoopMark Mendez makes a big change.
  4. Closings
    Red Light Update: It’s Definitely ClosingRed Light makes it official.
  5. Closings
    Red Light Closes in the West LoopRed Light closed over the weekend.
  6. Food Writing
    Former Carnivale Chef Mark Mendez and Wife Launch The Cook & The CorkscrewThe almost former Carnivale chef launches a new blog.
  7. Behind the Soundbite
    Behind the Soundbite: Crunching at CarnivaleMark Mendez likes his food to make a little of the right kind of noise.
  8. Questionnaire
    Is Pork Overrated?A group of Chicago chefs picked pork as the most overrated ingredient.
  9. Neighborhood Watch
    DMK For Half Price; Tequila Tasting Tonight at CarnivalePlus: Oak Park gets a micro brew festival and Chicagoist hosts a meetup.
  10. Quote of the Day
    Mark Mendez Dishes on the “In-Between Time”Mark Mendez writes about what it is like to work at a restaurant after telling everyone you’ll be leaving soon.
  11. Video Feed
    Sky Full of Bacon Visits a Big Chef and a Small FarmerMike Gebert heads from the restaurant to the farm to see how we get food in Chicago.
  12. Mediavore
    Mark Mendez Leaves Carnivale; Pickle Juice is the New Wonder DrugPlus: Unemployed young males bring down fast food sales, food stamp lines grow, and a Senator wants to clean up the Gulf of Mexico with beer.
  13. Recipes
    HallowEats: Candy Corn and Pumpkin Seed Recipes From Chicago ChefsMark Mendez and Suzy Crofton share their favorite Halloween recipes.
  14. Back of the House
    Letter To A Young CulinarianMark Mendez of Carnivale hands over some plain talk about what it takes to make it in the culinary world.
  15. At The Farmers Market
    At The Green City Market With Mark Mendez Of CarnivaleA slideshow visit to the farmer’s market with a chef on a buying mission.
  16. Foodievents
    Wednesday Foodievent ExtravaganzaThree very different dinner options make Wednesday night special.
  17. Foodievents
    Tonight: Carnivale Hosts an Allergen-Free DinnerNo wheat, no gluten, no soy, no dairy. But lots of flavor.