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ABC7 Chicago - The Hungry Hound



ABC7's lifestyle and food reporter Steve Dolinsky reports in The Hungry Hound. The segment features restaurants and foods from around Chicago, its neighborhoods, and suburbs. It airs Wednesdays and Fridays on ABC7 News at 11 a.m. and Friday nights on ABC



Copyright: WLS-TV Inc. 2005
 



Video Podcast The Hungry Hound October 14, 2011

Fri 14 Oct 2011 11:39:59 GMT

With Halloween just two weeks away, much of the region is in pumpkin carving mode. But the Hungry Hound says one town on the North Shore is going a few steps further as it attempts to set a world record next week.


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Video Podcast The Hungry Hound October 14, 2011

Fri 14 Oct 2011 11:39:59 GMT

Over the past year, the number of barbeque joints in Chicago has exploded. The Hungry Hound has been to all of them, of course, and he says one new option has a guy in the kitchen who literally wrote the book on ''low and slow'' cooking.


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Video Podcast The Hungry Hound October 12, 2011

Wed 12 Oct 2011 11:39:59 GMT

Is there such a thing as a season for milkshakes? ABC7's Hungry Hound doesn't think so.


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Video Podcast The Hungry Hound October 7, 2011

Fri 07 Oct 2011 11:39:59 GMT

Michigan's Harbor Country is a tourist mecca in the summertime. But there are plenty of reasons to also visit in the fall.


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Video Podcast The Hungry Hound October 7, 2011

Fri 07 Oct 2011 11:39:59 GMT

ABC7's Hungry Hound says sturgeon is on the menu at several Chicago restaurants, where chefs use the fish and its eggs.


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Video Podcast The Hungry Hound October 5, 2011

Wed 05 Oct 2011 11:39:59 GMT

A recent menu overhaul gives BYOB diners at Bite Cafe on Western Avenue in Ukrainian Village more options for pairing beer and wine.


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Video Podcast The Hungry Hound September 30, 2011

Fri 30 Sep 2011 11:39:59 GMT

Several countries have impacted fast food culture over the years. The latest to do so is Korea.


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Video Podcast The Hungry Hound September 30, 2011

Fri 30 Sep 2011 11:39:59 GMT

After judging the Festival Cubano at Riis Park on the city's Northwest Side, ABC7's Hungry Hound visited the winner of the best Cuban sandwich, Senor Pan, a tiny restaurant on West Fullerton.


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Video Podcast The Hungry Hound September 28, 2011

Wed 28 Sep 2011 11:39:59 GMT

A Ravenswood bakery leaves a lasting impression with cup cakes, black bottom cakes and one of the city's best meringue.


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Video Podcast The Hungry Hound September 23, 2011

Fri 23 Sep 2011 11:39:59 GMT

When veterans of the Gold Coast's Spiaggia decided to buy a building in Berwyn and bring back one of their colleagues, it completely changed the landscape.


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Video Podcast The Hungry Hound September 23, 2011

Fri 23 Sep 2011 11:39:59 GMT

Markethouse Executive Chef Scott Walton gets his hands dirty in his rooftop garden to get the freshest produce on his plates -- and make available space green and sustainable.


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Video Podcast The Hungry Hound September 21, 2011

Wed 21 Sep 2011 11:39:59 GMT

The City Council still hasn't approved an ordinance allowing the preparation of food on Chicago food trucks, but it hasn't stopped the mobile entrepreneurs from selling pre-made items.


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Video Podcast The Hungry Hound September 16, 2011

Fri 16 Sep 2011 11:39:59 GMT

At Cemitas Puebla, a Humboldt Park mom-and-pop restaurant, the bread makes their signature sandwich unique.


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Video Podcast The Hungry Hound September 9, 2011

Fri 09 Sep 2011 11:39:59 GMT

There's been a wave lately of healthy alternatives in the fast food arena. The latest has arrived in Lakeview. Not only does it focus on delicious food, but they've also brought a full-time nutritionist on board.


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Video Podcast The Hungry Hound September 7, 2011

wed 07 Sep 2011 11:39:59 GMT

Tomato Mountain Farm is located in Wisconsin, not far from Madison, but they sell to a lot of Chicago restaurants, including Nightwood, a Pilsen restaurant known for its use of local, seasonal ingredients.


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Video Podcast The Hungry Hound August 19, 2011

Fri 19 Aug 2011 11:39:59 GMT

Grilling is nearly a sport in Chicago, as many of us try to take advantage of the warm weather. But in Japan, grilling is more of an art, with special emphasis placed on the charcoal. A wave of robata style grills has sprung up recently.


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Video Podcast The Hungry Hound August 19, 2011

Fri 19 Aug 2011 11:39:59 GMT

The word truffle means chocolate to most people. But those little, round sweets actually get their names from a highly sought-after edible fungus that grows underground.


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Video Podcast The Hungry Hound August 17, 2011

Wed, 17 Aug 2011 11:39:59 GMT

Local pastry chefs are having a field day with all of the wonderful summer produce available this time of year.


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Video Podcast The Hungry Hound August 12, 2011

Fri, 12 Aug 2011 11:39:59 GMT

Purchased a baguette or a pretzel roll in Chicago recently? Chances are good it came from a bakery on the Southwest Side.


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Video Podcast The Hungry Hound August 12, 2011

Fri, 12 Aug 2011 11:39:59 GMT

From tortillas to tamales, the Little Village neighborhood on the city's Southwest Side is a microcosm of Mexico. La Chaparrita is committed to authentic Mexico City-style food.


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Video Podcast The Hungry Hound August 10, 2011

Wed, 10 Aug 2011 11:39:59 GMT

The Rolling Stonebaker is a mobile pizza maker with an oven right in the middle of a restored, antique Studebaker fire truck.


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Video Podcast The Hungry Hound August 5, 2011

Fri, 5 Aug 2011 11:39:59 GMT

Eating outside, or alfresco, seems to make the food taste better, but not all outdoor dining experiences are the same.


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Video Podcast The Hungry Hound August 5, 2011

Fri, 5 Aug 2011 11:39:59 GMT

The Chicago Homegrown Cookbook connects local chefs with local farmers and challenges them to come up with delicious, easy recipes.


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Video Podcast The Hungry Hound August 3, 2011

Wed, 3 Aug 2011 11:39:59 GMT

Jamaican Independence Day is coming up this Saturday, and for some, that means indulging in traditional dishes.


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Video Podcast The Hungry Hound July 29, 2011

Fri, 29 Jul 2011 11:39:59 GMT

Once you get south of 63rd street on Harlem Avenue, the restaurant scene changes from Lithuanian and Mexican to primarily Middle Eastern. ABC7's Hungry Hound says that's where you need to go if you want some of the best kebabs in the region.


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Video Podcast The Hungry Hound July 29, 2011

Fri, 29 Jul 2011 11:39:59 GMT

Size does matter at Gail's in Des Plaines, where simple, honest omelets, pancakes and French toast fill up the hearty breakfast menu.


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Video Podcast The Hungry Hound July 27, 2011

Wed, 27 Jul 2011 11:39:59 GMT

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. At Eggs, Inc. Cafe in Bolingbrook, the morning menu -- from omelets to pancakes to crepes -- is fast and fresh.


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Video Podcast The Hungry Hound July 22, 2011

Fri, 22 Jul 2011 11:39:59 GMT

When you hear 'summer tour,' you typically think of musical acts. But there's another tour all about food coming to the Midwest.


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Video Podcast The Hungry Hound July 22, 2011

Fri, 22 Jul 2011 11:39:59 GMT

There are dozens of guidebooks about Chicago but one new source by a Chicago food writer promises some hidden gems.


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Video Podcast The Hungry Hound July 20, 2011

Wed, 20 Jul 2011 11:39:59 GMT

More restaurants on the South and Southwest sides seem to be excluding beef and pork from their menus and turning lean proteins -- like chicken and turkey -- into satisfying meals.


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Video Podcast The Hungry Hound July 15, 2011

Fri, 15 Jul 2011 11:39:59 GMT

Classic cocktails have been making a comeback for years, but The Aviary moves to its own beat. There are two philosophies at work here: a throwback in the basement, and upstairs, a futuristic look at what cocktails can truly be.


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Video Podcast The Hungry Hound July 15, 2011

Fri, 15 Jul 2011 11:39:59 GMT

There's a kitchen in Chinatown making noodles from scratch in its dining room, so everyone can see how they're made.


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Video Podcast The Hungry Hound July 13, 2011

Wed, 13 Jul 2011 11:39:59 GMT

An Uptown grocery store offers imported African ingredients that span the continent's varied cuisine.


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Video Podcast The Hungry Hound July 8, 2011

Fri, 08 Jul 2011 11:39:59 GMT

For their follow-up to Alinea, Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas turned everything upside down. They're treating seats at Next much like a sporting or theater event: you purchase upfront, online. All sales are final, but a Tuesday at 5 will be less expensive than a Saturday at 7. And just like theater, the menu at Next will change, dramatically, every three months.


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Video Podcast The Hungry Hound July 8, 2011

Fri, 08 Jul 2011 11:39:59 GMT

Chicago has plenty of small, ethnic restaurants from around the globe -- but very few feature food from the Balkans.


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Video Podcast The Hungry Hound July 6, 2011

Wed, 06 Jul 2011 11:39:59 GMT

The recent string of hot days might have you craving something cold to eat -- like a snow cone.


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Video Podcast The Hungry Hound July 1, 2011

Fri, 01 Jul 2011 11:39:59 GMT

Fried chicken is one of those quintessential, all-American dishes that speak to our national pride.


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Video Podcast The Hungry Hound July 1, 2011

Fri, 01 Jul 2011 11:39:59 GMT

American ingenuity has spawned the birth of several drinks -- some with alcohol and some without. ABC7's Hungry Hound found two very distinctive drinks with very American birth certificates.


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Video Podcast The Hungry Hound June 24, 2011

Fri, 24 Jun 2011 11:39:59 GMT

One of the 12 newcomers to this year's Taste of Chicago is Smoke Daddy, a Wicker Park barbeque joint.


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Video Podcast The Hungry Hound June 24, 2011

Fri, 24 Jun 2011 11:39:59 GMT

ABC7's Hungry Hound samples the newest additions to Chicago's biggest food festival, the Taste of Chicago, which opened Friday in Grant Park.


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Video Podcast The Hungry Hound June 22, 2011

Wed, 22 Jun 2011 11:39:59 GMT

One of the byproducts of the recession has been a readjustment of pricing, especially in the world of fine-dining.


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Video Podcast The Hungry Hound June 17, 2011

Fri, 17 Jun 2011 11:39:59 GMT

The Maxwell Street Market has been a fixture in Chicago for at least a century.


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Video Podcast The Hungry Hound June 17, 2011

Fri, 17 Jun 2011 11:39:59 GMT

Bridgeport may have a reputation for serving hearty Mexican and Italian food, but a new addition to 31st Street also claims to be the city's first true British pie shop.


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Video Podcast The Hungry Hound June 15, 2011

Wed, 15 Jun 2011 11:39:59 GMT

A chef who's no stranger to Chicago's food scene opens an oyster bar that also features creative takes on fish and shellfish, GT Fish and Oyster.


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Video Podcast The Hungry Hound June 10, 2011

Fri, 10 Jun 2011 11:39:59 GMT

Still trying to figure out what to get dad? Well, if he likes cooking outdoors with the added benefit of some ultra-cool gadgets, you might want to browse the overstuffed aisles at the Backyard Barbecue Store in downtown Wilmette.


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Video Podcast The Hungry Hound June 10, 2011

Fri, 10 Jun 2011 11:39:59 GMT

We're in the midst of graduation and wedding season, which means its crunch time in the specialty cake business.


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Video Podcast The Hungry Hound June 8, 2011

Wed, 08 Jun 2011 11:39:59 GMT

Organizations partner up to help bring healthy options and knowledge to the city's ''food deserts.''


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Video Podcast The Hungry Hound June 3, 2011

Fri, 03 Jun 2011 11:39:59 GMT

Chances are, if you've lived in Chicago for any period of time, Rich Melman has fed you. Or rather, his company - Lettuce Entertain You - has. The restaurant group now has more than 80 properties around the country and is about to celebrate its 40th anniversary this week.


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Video Podcast The Hungry Hound June 3, 2011

Fri, 03 Jun 2011 11:39:59 GMT

Warmer weather means lighter wines are in demand, but there is more to choose from than just pinot gris and chardonnay.


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Video Podcast The Hungry Hound June 1, 2011

Wed, 01 Jun 2011 11:39:59 GMT

Paella in Spain is as common as hotdogs are in the U.S. -- with just as many regional differences.


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Video Podcast The Hungry Hound May 27, 2011

Fri, 27 May 2011 11:39:59 GMT

Memorial Day weekend traditionally signals the start of grilling season but some may prefer the taste of slow-smoked meats instead.


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Video Podcast The Hungry Hound May 27, 2011

Fri, 27 May 2011 11:39:59 GMT

If you are not preparing all the food for your Memorial Day picnic yourself, our Hungry Hound has two side dish suggestions.


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Video Podcast The Hungry Hound May 25, 2011

Wed, 25 May 2011 11:39:59 GMT

ABC7's Hungry Hound looks at how cultures use what's available to create their traditional sweets, like the vertical Transylvanian/Romanian cakes and the Brazilian brigadeiro.


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Video Podcast The Hungry Hound May 20, 2011

Fri, 20 May 2011 11:39:59 GMT

There is grilling - usually a fairly rapid process - and then there is barbeque, which implies slow-cooking over smoldering wood; the smoke imparting a distinctive flavor while also breaking down the connective tissue.


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Video Podcast The Hungry Hound May 20, 2011

Fri, 20 May 2011 11:39:59 GMT

Two prized catches at this time of year include soft-shell crabs and wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon from the Copper River. Owner of Dirk's Fish and Gourmet Shop, Dirk Fucik talked about these two in-season catches with ABC7's Hungry Hound Steve Dolinsky on Friday.


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Video Podcast The Hungry Hound May 18, 2011

Wed, 18 May 2011 11:39:59 GMT

Not only can you pick up produce at Green City Market, you can also stop by a booth for a snack or meal made with products from many of the farmers selling goods nearby.


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Video Podcast The Hungry Hound May 13, 2011

Fri, 13 May 2011 11:39:59 GMT

Texas barbeque is known for its prodigious amounts of beef, slow-cooked over hardwood. You won't see much pulled pork, or even baby back ribs. And that's pretty much the theme at Austin Barbeque in downtown Wheaton, where a love of slow-cooked beef led to a business.


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Video Podcast The Hungry Hound May 13, 2011

Fri, 13 May 2011 11:39:59 GMT

One of the important signs of any great Italian restaurant is its pasta. While most restaurants buy it from someone else, very few make all of it in-house-- from scratch.


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Video Podcast The Hungry Hound May 11, 2011

Wed, 11 May 2011 11:39:59 GMT

The Hungry Hound learns the secret to making great tofu dishes at Mapo, a tiny Chinese restaurant in west suburban Naperville.


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Video Podcast The Hungry Hound May 6, 2011

Fri, 06 May 2011 11:39:59 GMT

If you want dishes inspired by a Greek grandmother, ABC7's Hungry Hound says to head to the northern suburbs.


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Video Podcast The Hungry Hound May 6, 2011

Fri, 06 May 2011 11:39:59 GMT

The trend may have started on the West Coast, but there's nothing trendy about drinking freshly squeezed fruits and vegetables.


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Video Podcast The Hungry Hound May 4, 2011

Wed, 04 May 2011 11:39:59 GMT

Thursday is Cinco de Mayo, a Mexican holiday that is more popular in the U.S. Most Mexican restaurants in town are having special dinners for the occasion. But if any of them are to be taken seriously, they have to serve mole.


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Video Podcast The Hungry Hound April 29, 2011

Fri, 29 Apr 2011 11:39:59 GMT

All those stories about the royal wedding made our food reporter hungry. He has been visiting a few places with strong links to London.


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Video Podcast The Hungry Hound April 29, 2011

Fri, 29 Apr 2011 11:39:59 GMT

For years, Chicago restaurants could only get corn-fed wagyu beef instead of grass-fed, which is more natural and doesn't require antibiotics. But ABC7's Hungry Hound says a new company is now making its grass-fed beef available in Chicago.


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Video Podcast The Hungry Hound April 27, 2011

Wed, 27 Apr 2011 11:39:59 GMT

ABC7's Steve Dolinsky takes his kids to work with him. They check out Kanela Breakfast Club, a modern Greek restaurant in Lakeview.


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Video Podcast The Hungry Hound April 22, 2011

Fri, 22 Apr 2011 11:39:59 GMT

Shuttered after the death of its chef and owner, the West Side restaurant Edna's has been reborn as Ruby's.


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Video Podcast The Hungry Hound April 22, 2011

Fri, 22 Apr 2011 11:39:59 GMT

ABC7's Hungry Hound says Sweet Dreams Organic Bakery in Glenview offers old world recipes made with top-notch ingredients.


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Video Podcast The Hungry Hound April 20, 2011

Wed, 20 Apr 2011 11:39:59 GMT

County Donuts in Schaumburg has been a community anchor for the past 30 years.


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Video Podcast The Hungry Hound April 15, 2011

Fri, 15 Apr 2011 11:39:59 GMT

ABC7's Hungry Hound says the city's first New England-style seafood shack recently opened its doors.


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Video Podcast The Hungry Hound April 15, 2011

Fri, 15 Apr 2011 11:39:59 GMT

Passover begins Monday night, signaling an eight-day period during which Jews must avoid certain food ingredients.


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Video Podcast The Hungry Hound April 13, 2011

Wed, 13 Apr 2011 11:39:59 GMT

The three-day festival of Songkran -- Thai New Year -- signals the beginning of the rainy season and is celebrated through playful water fights and traditional dishes.


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Video Podcast The Hungry Hound April 8, 2011

Fri, 08 Apr 2011 11:39:59 GMT

Behind every celebrity chef is a team of hard-working support staff. That certainly holds true at Frontera Grill and Topolobampo. While Rick Bayless is in Mexico now, shooting the eighth season of his TV show, his staff carries on.


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Video Podcast The Hungry Hound April 8, 2011

Fri, 08 Apr 2011 11:39:59 GMT

If you're like Dale Levitski, who cooks as much with the seasons as he can at the aptly-named Sprout in Lincoln Park, you flood the menu in early April with as much green as possible.


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Video Podcast The Hungry Hound April 6, 2011

Wed, 06 Apr 2011 11:39:59 GMT

At Mother Butter's popcorn shop in Bronzeville every piece of the popping process is taken seriously -- from different kernels to fresh spices and natural flavorings made from scratch.


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Video Podcast The Hungry Hound April 1, 2011

Fri, 01 Apr 2011 11:39:59 GMT

While Chicago's City Council debates whether or not to allow mobile trucks to prepare food on them, a number of entrepreneurs are moving ahead, by cooking in licensed kitchens, then loading up trucks and selling to office workers during the day.


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Video Podcast The Hungry Hound April 1, 2011

Fri, 01 Apr 2011 11:39:59 GMT

Not all coffee shops are created equally. While some have great coffee, few have good food as well. At Rewster's Cafe in Logan Square the emphasis is on both food and drink. Few coffee spots take their sandwiches this seriously.


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Video Podcast The Hungry Hound March 30, 2011

Wed, 30 Mar 2011 11:39:59 GMT

Just when you thought the cupcake trend was over, two well-known shops -- Crumbs from NYC and Sprinkles from Beverly Hills -- pop up.


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Video Podcast The Hungry Hound March 25, 2011

Fri, 25 Mar 2011 11:39:59 GMT

ABC7's Hungry Hound says there's one new restaurant in West Town hoping to maintain Japanese tradition, but doing so in a casual environment.


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Video Podcast The Hungry Hound March 25, 2011

Fri, 25 Mar 2011 11:39:59 GMT

ABC7's Hungry Hound says there's a movement to bring tartare back to local menus.


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Video Podcast The Hungry Hound March 23, 2011

Wed, 23 Mar 2011 11:39:59 GMT

Spring may be here on the calendar, but it's still cool enough outside to enjoy hearty comfort food like the homemade dishes made by newcomer Johnny Casserole.


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Video Podcast The Hungry Hound March 18, 2011

Fri, 18 Mar 2011 11:39:59 GMT

The tradition of the bento box is rooted in Japan. But one chef in town is taking liberties with what he puts into it.


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Video Podcast The Hungry Hound March 16, 2011

Wed, 16 Mar 2011 11:39:59 GMT

Learn how to pickle, raise bees or just mingle with local tastemakers and artisans at the three-day FamilyFarmed Expo at UIC.


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Video Podcast The Hungry Hound March 11, 2011

Fri, 11 Mar 2011 11:39:59 GMT

The Marion Street Cheese Market's menu contains at least a half-dozen sandwiches, ranging from pork belly to veggie-friendly.


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Video Podcast The Hungry Hound March 11, 2011

Fri, 11 Mar 2011 11:39:59 GMT

From a glance at the menu, Keefer's in River North appears to be yet another power lunch spot with an emphasis on steaks and seafood. But fans of John Hogan know the chef is classically trained in French cuisine, so the fact there's a hearty gratin on the menu is no surprise.


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Video Podcast The Hungry Hound March 9, 2011

Wed, 09 Mar 2011 11:39:59 GMT

If you like corn, then you're going to love arepas, handheld snacks that come from Latin America and are extremely popular in Venezuela.


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Video Podcast The Hungry Hound March 4, 2011

Fri, 04 Mar 2011 11:39:59 GMT

If food and wine are priorities on your vacation, you're in luck. There are now at least a dozen major food festivals around the country throughout the year.


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Video Podcast The Hungry Hound March 4, 2011

Fri, 04 Mar 2011 11:39:59 GMT

There's a big-time fundraiser coming up in Chicago, with more than 50 of the city's best chefs getting involved.


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Video Podcast The Hungry Hound March 2, 2011

Wed, 02 Mar 2011 11:39:59 GMT

The flavors of Guadalajara, Jalisco, are on display with fervor at Leyenda de Mexico, a tiny, family-run taqueria in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood on the Southwest Side.


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Video Podcast The Hungry Hound February 25, 2011

Fri, 25 Feb 2011 11:39:59 GMT

Bridgeport's reputation has always been more political than culinary. But the neighborhood is experiencing some rapid progress, in both the food and drink department.


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Video Podcast The Hungry Hound February 25, 2011

Fri, 25 Feb 2011 11:39:59 GMT

Chef Ryan Poli's brunch is taking a French turn at Perennial restaurant, located in the heart of Lincoln Park.


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Video Podcast The Hungry Hound February 23, 2011

Wed, 23 Feb 2011 11:39:59 GMT

Even though Chicago's stuck in the middle of winter, restaurants are using fresh, seasonal fruit in main dishes and desserts.


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Video Podcast The Hungry Hound February 18, 2011

Fri, 18 Feb 2011 11:39:59 GMT

Like a gunslinger from the Old West, Rob Levitt is a cowboy of sorts. Drawing an assortment of knives at will from his sturdy holster, the former cook turned in his fancy chef's knives, and traded up for an arsenal of cleavers and saws. His mission now is to help restore the lost art of butchering at the aptly-named Butcher and Larder in Noble Square.


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Video Podcast The Hungry Hound February 18, 2011

Fri, 18 Feb 2011 11:39:59 GMT

Most Italian restaurants offer some type of risotto, which is, at its root, a marriage of Arborio rice with chicken or vegetable stock. But take that a few steps further, as they do at Due Lire in Lincoln Square, and you've got arancini.


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Video Podcast The Hungry Hound February 15, 2011

Wed, 16 Feb 2011 11:39:59 GMT

As mussels gain popularity in America, two new restaurants are creating dishes that are reminiscent of Belgium and Amsterdam.


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Video Podcast The Hungry Hound February 11, 2011

Fri, 11 Feb 2011 11:39:59 GMT

It's Black History Month, and ABC7's Hungry Hound says it's the South Side that laid the foundation for African-Americans.


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Video Podcast The Hungry Hound February 11, 2011

Fri, 11 Feb 2011 11:39:59 GMT

This week, ABC7's Hungry Hound has been looking for a good Valentine's Day combo gift: a massage and a meal.


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Video Podcast The Hungry Hound February 9, 2011

Wed, 09 Feb 2011 11:39:59 GMT

If chocolates and roses seem too cliche for Valentine's Day, ABC7's Hungry Hound recommends a massage and a meal.


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Video Podcast The Hungry Hound February 4, 2011

Fri, 04 Feb 2011 11:39:59 GMT

Blame it on food television, travel and a desire to break out of the egg roll mode -- eating in Chinatown has become downright exciting, from Hong Kong-style cafes to cozy, intimate dim sum parlors.


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Video Podcast The Hungry Hound February 4, 2011

Fri, 04 Feb 2011 11:39:59 GMT

ABC7's Hungry Hound is taking us there through the eyes of a pair of Chicago-area chefs who are attempting to recreate the Baja-style fish taco in some delicious new ways.


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Video Podcast The Hungry Hound January 28, 2011

Fri, 28 Jan 2011 11:39:59 GMT

Graham Elliot's most recent project is all about the sandwich, at the ever-so-humble Grahamwich.


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