Chicago in 10 Plates

Chef Graham Elliot surveys his hometown's restaurant scene and names the 10 defining dishes, including "fat boy" waffles with bacon maple...
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Broccoli Soup at The Lobby at the Peninsula Chicago

Chef Lee Wolen has shaken things up over at The Peninsula. He has the chops (he's cooked at Manhattan's Eleven Madison Park) but makes food that people understand. His broccoli soup is textbook, but he goes AWOL with the garnish, mixing dried and fried puffed buckwheat with tender cooked grains.

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