Chicago food critics retire, leaving the city’s dining scene without a key ingredient

“The Tribune review was a huge deal,” a gauge to see “how you compared to the greats and where things aligned,” says Flamm, 35, a “Top Chef” champion who is poised to open his maiden restaurant April 20. Named after his grandmothers and more than two years in the making, Rose Mary will showcase Croatian and Italian dishes in Fulton Market.

“I would have loved to get a Phil Vettel review under my belt,” says the chef, imagining a splash on the front page of the Tribune’s Dining section.

“It’s sad to see Phil and Steve

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Food Critics: Where To Get The Best Soups & Stews In Kansas City In 2021 | KCUR 89.3

The weather may be trending towards warm, but the aftermath of Kansas City’s recent cold snap still has a lot of us craving soup.

Then again, soup isn’t exclusive to frigid temps, is it?

“There’s nothing better on a grey, rainy day than a bowl of soup,” says food critic Liz Cook. “Whenever the weather doesn’t match your mood, soup is a great way to have a comforting hug.”

Another great thing about soup is its variety. Every cuisine seems to have a few staples — whether it’s a light, flavorful broth or a thick, hearty chili.

As KCUR host

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