Any Given Food Chicago

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ROVING REPORTER Mrs. Any Given Food to be is in Chicago for a few days. You know, it was grand at first. Photos were coming in by text or email of the fancy buildings and the hotel. Then it was the Harpo Studios, the Red Head Piano Bar and the Apple Store. But when she started sending me photos of food on offer at some of Chicago’s eateries, well, that’s just plain unfair. Mind you, if it was any other week of the year, I’d be there snapping away like the best of them.

She’s not a food blogger herself, but she’s well gotten used to me taking photos of everything on the table when we go out for a meal so she’s becoming a dab hand at the mobile food photography. Here’s some of what’s been happening in Chicago. If only I could get her to start blogging or even hit up Foodspotting…

Hot Cookie In Pan

This one comes from Sweetwater. It’s a hot cookie in pan, covered with vanilla ice-cream, whipped cream & chocolate with mint leaf on top at Sweetwater. Yes. She’s supposed to be dairy allergic and following a gluten-free diet. Go figure.

This one comes from Quartino on North State Street & Ontario. It even comes with apologies for the low quality due to the “romantic lighting”. Chicken with lemon, almonds and spice.

A mini margharita pizza from the same restaurant. Cheese, tomato and lots of basil on a thin and crispy base.

Finally, a large tapas plate with roast peppers and capers (dish one), artichokes, carrot and onion mix (dish two), some sheeps cheese, walnut bread and an apricot sauce in the mini pan on the left.

So if you’re reading this, dear, in Chicago, that’s how it’s done. All that said, I’m hoping to get a trip stateside later in the year to split a week or two between Canada and the US with my own spin to Chicago very much on the cards. If you’ve a suggestion for a place to eat, I’m all ears. Herself is off out of Chicago today, moving into Indiana, I’ll be keeping the eyes peeled on the email in the hope there’s more food photos coming this way.

Written by Ken McGuire

Writes and talks a lot about food, spending way too much time in the kitchen or behind the lens taking photos. Digital Media Specialist by day, broadcaster by night, living in Kilkenny with Mrs. Any Given Food and two crazy rescue hounds.