Chip Allman | Chicago Reader

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Re: “Laughing Bird: Half-throttle Filipino in Lincoln Square

what a jerk ( I thoughtfully changed my adjective). His meer choice of words makes me so happy that I have left that Industry, all-out! Celebrate people! Celebrate Chefs that take chances and have a point of view? Chef Chrissy is not only a celebrated Chef from Vincent and Bar Pastoral in Chicago and of course we all know and rooted for her on Top Chef, but she goes behind the walls of a typical chef. She knows her farmers. She creates dishes inspired by her grandma and trips to a foreign markets to spark her fancy. IN LINCOLN SQUARE! I am waiting for the official Phil Vetell post which is usually more balanced than something like this. Go in to Laughing Bird and ask to meet the Chef! She willl surely come to your table with a big smile and a hug! She is open for perfection and change, but she does not deserve this misinformed review. I am speaking as a fan, a restaurant refugee, and a super foodie of all things local, small farm, and amazing! This is NOT a PR person post. Just a fan of good, local, farm-to-table food. TEAM CHRISSY!

11 likes, 16 dislikes
Posted by Chip Allman on 06/14/2014 at 7:47 AM

Re: “Modernist dining and daring cocktails at Andersonville's Premise

Shocker here to all! Sula is all about Premise when most are "hiding" or are neighborhoodies being polite about the whole "experience."

We all loved In Fine Spirits and Premise is a new spot.

Let's all get along and allow for some adjustment, but let us not forget the two most important people who gave the GOOD WILL to Premise and they are MARIANNE SUNDQUIST and CODY MODEER!

Both took a pretty good place and made it a great hoodie spot and now they are both on to their own endeavors with Chef Marianne's MESS HALL and Cody Modeer and Anne Carlson's WARD EIGHT(opening soon in Evanston). These are not only pioneers for a small biz like IFS but now hold the reigns to their own small biz's: MESS HALL and WARD EIGHT! great alum...great peeps! [and don't forget Chip Allman's Naturally Fortified!!]

5 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Chip Allman on 06/15/2012 at 1:11 AM

Re: “The misunderstood sex offender

Terrible and unacceptable news story from one of the few anti-establishment sources that ONCE offered thoughtful and thought-provoking news stories... A MAJOR RETRACTION and EDITORIAL FIRING is in order! Let's get Sam Worley on the phone to explain this terribly misogynistic point of view. SHAME ON YOU READER!!

10 likes, 13 dislikes
Posted by Chip Allman on 12/09/2011 at 1:01 AM

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