John Carruthers
jcarruthers
Quasi-legal popup operator, beer writer by day (and also night), author of two cookbooks.
Jul 7
2

Everyone is wrong and this is the correct “best childhood cereal ever”

Jul 7
2

It was quite good, and better than most licensed cereals of the time...but I’m old enough to remember Smurf Berry cereal, which was legit one of the best breakfast cereals of all time.

Jul 6
32

Congratulations on missing the ENTIRE point of the post.

Real Chicago pizza is thin crust cut tavern style. Chicago deep dish pizza is for tourists.

Jul 5
1

Here is my alternative recipe, similar in flavor to Barri and Buona in Chicago. I’ll keep the recipe to a 1 LB meat. Read more

Jul 5
1

If you have any sense about food - its hard to make a bad Spam Taco. 

Jul 3
6

Based on my sister-in-law’s Facebook feed, I would’ve guessed that spam pastor is Joel Osteen. 

Jul 2
6

I’m a bit of a Spamaholic myself, so I’m totally going to try this. I use the low sodium version these days, and to be honest, it is every bit as tasty as the regular kind.

Jul 2
4

Ever drool from looking at a picture? And yes, the first bite of tacos al pastor is memorable.

May 29
2

The most important variation you’ve neglected is the Beef and Cheddar Croissant, as popularized in Chicagoland by Portillo’s (the li’l hot dog stand that turned into a goddammed money printing goliath).
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May 28
1

my reason for being there involved the color blue and the letter “F,” if you get my drift. Read more

May 28
7

I’ve probably opined about the requirements for a proper Chicago-style Italian Beef more than I’ve talked about any other food. For me, there are 4 categories that you have to get right to be a good version: Read more

May 28
5

If you make a roast, you dip the bread in the pan drippings, right?. This is a sandwich made with that bread.  The commercial bread holds it’s shape when wet, so it’s more moist than soggy, but it will drip, which is why you usually eat it hunched over or in less than your best clothes. Read more