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    {Frances_Willard.jpg} Frances Willard House
    1730 Chicago Avenue, Evanston
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    Author and activist Frances Willard lived and worked in this house during the years of her presidency of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU). For many of those years, the house also served as an informal national headquarters for the WCTU and a boarding house for its workers. Established as a museum in 1900, the Frances Willard House Museum has a collection of original furnishings and objects--including furniture, artwork, textiles, family photographs, books, and Willard's bicycle--all which help us tell the story of one of the most prominent social reformers in 19th century America.
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  2. page Women Chefs in Chicago edited ... You Have to Eat! Women Chefs in Chicago [This article was created for the 2013 ALA Annual m…
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    You Have to Eat!
    Women Chefs in Chicago
    [This article was created for the 2013 ALA Annual meeting in Chicago -- we're in the process of updating it for 2017]
    There are many ways to approach the decision of where to eat if you’re in Chicago for ALA Annual 2013. You can choose the first place you come to (perhaps not the best idea if you are near the Convention Center, given ALA’s own attendance estimate of 25,000, including 18,000 paid registrants), use one of the many restaurant lists provided by the association and its various sub-groups, use outside recommendations such as Yelp or TripAdvisor, or even ask your Chicago friends and family. Whatever method you employ, there will be more appealing possibilities than most of us can fit into the conference’s five-day span.
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    list of 11 Chicago restaurants
    Bttersweet Pastry Shop & Café 1114 West Belmont Avenue #8, Chicago, IL, (773) 929-1100; $ breakfast, lunch, early dinner, snacks - desserts, coffee, soups, sandwiches, and salads
    {mindy_segal.jpg} Mindy Segal, HotChocolate
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  3. page Women Chefs in Chicago edited ... There are many ways to approach the decision of where to eat if you’re in Chicago for ALA Annu…
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    There are many ways to approach the decision of where to eat if you’re in Chicago for ALA Annual 2013. You can choose the first place you come to (perhaps not the best idea if you are near the Convention Center, given ALA’s own attendance estimate of 25,000, including 18,000 paid registrants), use one of the many restaurant lists provided by the association and its various sub-groups, use outside recommendations such as Yelp or TripAdvisor, or even ask your Chicago friends and family. Whatever method you employ, there will be more appealing possibilities than most of us can fit into the conference’s five-day span.
    To narrow the field a bit, here is a list of 11 Chicago restaurants that feature women chefs – several of which are also owned by women. To help you decide, check this Google map of the restaurants and a few key conference sites. Price ratings are from Urbanspoon: $ cheap eats ● $$ moderately priced ● $$$ higher priced ● $$$$ fine dining.
    {afork.jpg} BittersweetBttersweet Pastry Shop
    {mindy_segal.jpg} Mindy Segal, HotChocolate
    Yelp ● Urbanspoon● TripAdvisorEuropean style pastry by self-taught chef Judy Contino and her talented staff. Contino pastries have been recognized as Chicago's best by Chicago Magazine and New City and New Woman Magazine chose her as one of the top 10 female chefs in America. [Contino handed over the reins to Chef Mindy Gohr and Esther Griego in 2015.]
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  4. page Women Chefs in Chicago edited ... Yelp ● Urbanspoon● TripAdvisorEuropean style pastry by self-taught chef Judy Contino and her t…
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    Yelp ● Urbanspoon● TripAdvisorEuropean style pastry by self-taught chef Judy Contino and her talented staff. Contino pastries have been recognized as Chicago's best by Chicago Magazine and New City and New Woman Magazine chose her as one of the top 10 female chefs in America. [Contino handed over the reins to Chef Mindy Gohr and Esther Griego in 2015.]
    Black Dog Gelato 859 North Damen Avenue & 1955 W. Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL, (773) 235-3116; $ gelato and sorbetYelp ● Urbanspoon ● TripAdvisorBefore opening her own store Jessica Oloroso had been selling her gourmet gelato and sorbet with unusual combinations of flavors through other restaurants for a number of years . The Chicago CBS affiliate named Black Dog best gelato in 2012.
    irlGirl & The
    Yelp ● Urbanspoon ● TripAdvisor
    Owner and executive chef Stephanie Izard was the first woman to win Brovo’s Top Chef and Girl & the Goat was named America’s Best New Restaurant by Saveur magazine in 2011.
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    Gourmet magazine said “NAHA is solidly installed on the city's restaurant A-List. It is likely to stay there as long as it continues to serve Carrie Nahabedian's sophisticated comfort food.” Chicago Magazine said James Beard Award winner Nahabedian “reels in Mediterranean-influenced American. Sophisticated cooking is far from low key.”
    Vermilion 10 West Hubbard Street, Chicago, IL, (312) 527-4060; $$$$ lunch, dinner, cocktails - Indian, Latin, tapas, vegetarian
    Yelp ● Urbanspoon ● TripAdvisor
    In 2003 Rohini Dey gave up an exutive management consultant career to open Vermilion, an “Indian-Latin hot spot.” Dey also supports the James Beard Foundation Vermilion Women in Culinary Leadership Scholarship, intended to encourage more women to take on

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    leadershipYelp ● Urbanspoon ● TripAdvisor
    In 2003 Rohini Dey gave up an exutive management consultant career to open Vermilion, an “Indian-Latin hot spot.” Dey also supports the James Beard Foundation Vermilion Women in Culinary Leadership Scholarship, intended to encourage more women to take on leadership
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    If you decide to make the trek to Evanston to tour the Frances Willard House, check out
    Found Kitchen and Social House 1631 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, IL, (847) 868-8945; $$$ lunch (Friday-Sunday), dinner - new American cuisine, flatbreads, sandwiches, salads, seafood
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  5. page Women Chefs in Chicago edited ... There are many ways to approach the decision of where to eat if you’re in Chicago for ALA Annu…
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    There are many ways to approach the decision of where to eat if you’re in Chicago for ALA Annual 2013. You can choose the first place you come to (perhaps not the best idea if you are near the Convention Center, given ALA’s own attendance estimate of 25,000, including 18,000 paid registrants), use one of the many restaurant lists provided by the association and its various sub-groups, use outside recommendations such as Yelp or TripAdvisor, or even ask your Chicago friends and family. Whatever method you employ, there will be more appealing possibilities than most of us can fit into the conference’s five-day span.
    To narrow the field a bit, here is a list of 11 Chicago restaurants that feature women chefs – several of which are also owned by women. To help you decide, check this Google map of the restaurants and a few key conference sites. Price ratings are from Urbanspoon: $ cheap eats ● $$ moderately priced ● $$$ higher priced ● $$$$ fine dining.
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    sandwiches, and saladsYelpsalads
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    Yelp
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    Black Dog Gelato 859 North Damen Avenue & 1955 W. Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL, (773) 235-3116; $ gelato and sorbetYelp ● Urbanspoon ● TripAdvisorBefore opening her own store Jessica Oloroso had been selling her gourmet gelato and sorbet with unusual combinations of flavors through other restaurants for a number of years . The Chicago CBS affiliate named Black Dog best gelato in 2012.
    {lee_ann_whippen_chicagoq.jpg} Lee Ann Whippen, Chicago qChicago Q 1160 North Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL, (312) 642-1160; $$$ lunch and dinner - appetizers, salads, barbecue, entrees, desserts, gluten-freeYelp ● Urbanspoon ● TripAdvisor"I always experience discrimination because I am a woman in BBQ," Lee Ann Whippen, chef and partner at Chicago's Chicago q restaurant, told Inc. magazine in 2011. "It has been a rough road but with tenacity and being goal-driven, I have received a lot of respect from my peers." [Whippen left Chicago Q in 2015]
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    irl & The
    Yelp ● Urbanspoon ● TripAdvisor
    Owner and executive chef Stephanie Izard was the first woman to win Brovo’s Top Chef and Girl & the Goat was named America’s Best New Restaurant by Saveur magazine in 2011.
    Ina's [closed in 2013] 1235 West Randolph Street, Chicago, IL, (312) 226-8227; $ breakfast and lunch - omelettes, pancakes, salads, chicken, gluten-free
    Yelp ● Urbanspoon ● TripAdvisor
    Ina Pinkney, the chef/owner of Ina's, was one of the first successful women in the culinary profession in Chicago. In 2011 Pinkney, the self-proclaimed “breakfast queen,” and restaurateur Dan Rosenthal won a Chicago Green Award for the Green Chicago Restaurant Co-op, a collective that helps make green purchases affordable for chefs and restaurateurs.
    {mindy_segal.jpg} Mindy Segal, HotChocolate
    {Rohini-Dey.jpg} Rohini Dey, Vermillion
    Mindy's HotChocolate 1747 North Damen Avenue, Chicago, IL, (773) 489-1747; $$$ weekend brunch, lunch, dinner and dessert - traditional American, salads, entrees, sandwiches, seasonal desserts
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    Gourmet magazine said “NAHA is solidly installed on the city's restaurant A-List. It is likely to stay there as long as it continues to serve Carrie Nahabedian's sophisticated comfort food.” Chicago Magazine said James Beard Award winner Nahabedian “reels in Mediterranean-influenced American. Sophisticated cooking is far from low key.”
    {Satkoff-Priscila.jpg} Priscila Satkoff, SalpiconVermilion 10 West Hubbard Street, Chicago, IL, (312) 527-4060; $$$$ lunch, dinner, cocktails - Indian, Latin, tapas, vegetarian
    Yelp ● Urbanspoon ● TripAdvisor
    In 2003 Rohini Dey gave up an exutive management consultant career to open Vermilion, an “Indian-Latin hot spot.” Dey also supports the James Beard Foundation Vermilion Women in Culinary Leadership Scholarship, intended to encourage more women to take on
    {amy_morton_found.jpg} Amy Morton, Found
    leadership roles in the food industry. "There are so many women in culinary school, but it dies out in the field," she told the Wall Street Journal. "It's appalling."
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    If you decide to make the trek to Evanston to tour the Frances Willard House, check out
    Found Kitchen and Social House 1631 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, IL, (847) 868-8945; $$$ lunch (Friday-Sunday), dinner - new American cuisine, flatbreads, sandwiches, salads, seafood
    Yelp ● Urbanspoon ● TripAdvisor
    Named one of 2013’s best new restaurants by Chicago Magazine, Found is Amy Morton’s “socially conscious American bistro.” In May the New York Times described the restaurant’s “succulent local fare.” The menu, created with chef Nicole Pederson, is focused on seasonal small plates.
    Now Closed or No Longer Women-Owned
    Chicago Q 1160 North Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL, (312) 642-1160; $$$ lunch and dinner - appetizers, salads, barbecue, entrees, desserts, gluten-free
    Yelp ● Urbanspoon ● TripAdvisor
    "I always experience discrimination because I am a woman in BBQ," Lee Ann Whippen, chef and partner at Chicago's Chicago q restaurant, told Inc. magazine in 2011. "It has been a rough road but with tenacity and being goal-driven, I have received a lot of respect from my peers." [Whippen left Chicago Q in 2015]
    Ina's [closed in 2013] 1235 West Randolph Street, Chicago, IL, (312) 226-8227; $ breakfast and lunch - omelettes, pancakes, salads, chicken, gluten-free
    Yelp ● Urbanspoon ● TripAdvisor
    Ina Pinkney, the chef/owner of Ina's, was one of the first successful women in the culinary profession in Chicago. In 2011 Pinkney, the self-proclaimed “breakfast queen,” and restaurateur Dan Rosenthal won a Chicago Green Award for the Green Chicago Restaurant Co-op, a collective that helps make green purchases affordable for chefs and restaurateurs.

    Salpicón [closed in 2016] 1252 North Wells Street, Chicago, IL, (312) 988-7811; $$$ dinner, dessert, Sunday brunch - contemporary Mexican, gluten-free
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    Yelp ● Urbanspoon ● TripAdvisor
    Chef/Owner Carol Wallack’s lifelong love of the Hawaiian sun and surf led her to open sola – a restaurant “committed to celebrating the flavors and philosophies of Hawaii’s unique culinary culture” using locally raised ingredients and supporting sustainability.
    {Rohini-Dey.jpg} Rohini Dey, Vermillion
    Vermilion 10 West Hubbard Street, Chicago, IL, (312) 527-4060; $$$$ lunch, dinner, cocktails - Indian, Latin, tapas, vegetarian
    Yelp ● Urbanspoon ● TripAdvisor
    In 2003 Rohini Dey gave up an exutive management consultant career to open Vermilion, an “Indian-Latin hot spot.” Dey also supports the James Beard Foundation Vermilion Women in Culinary Leadership Scholarship, intended to encourage more women to take on leadership roles in the food industry. "There are so many women in culinary school, but it dies out in the field," she told the Wall Street Journal. "It's appalling."

    West Town Tavern [closed in 2014] 1329 West Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL, (312) 666-6175; $$$ dinner, dessert, cocktails - gastropub, burgers, salads, pasta
    Yelp ● Urbanspoon ● TripAdvisor
    Chef Susan Goss and husband Drew Goss have been fixtures in the Chicago restaurant community since 1993; West Town Tavern hosts the Annual Girl Food Dinner each May. The dinner, which features an all-female-chef lineup, has raised nearly $200,000 over the last 16 years for the Chicago Food Depository.
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    If you decide to make the trek to Evanston to tour the Frances Willard House, check out
    {amy_morton_found.jpg} Amy Morton, Found
    Found Kitchen and Social House 1631 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, IL, (847) 868-8945; $$$ lunch (Friday-Sunday), dinner - new American cuisine, flatbreads, sandwiches, salads, seafood
    Yelp ● Urbanspoon ● TripAdvisor
    Named one of 2013’s best new restaurants by Chicago Magazine, Found is Amy Morton’s “socially conscious American bistro.” In May the New York Times described the restaurant’s “succulent local fare.” The menu, created with chef Nicole Pederson, is focused on seasonal small plates.

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    Chef Priscila Satkoff has been offering classic and contemporary Mexican cuisine at Salpicon since 1995. Michelin Guide calls her “this town’s unsung hero of contemporary Mexican cuisine”. In September 2011 s Satkoff was inducted into the Chicago Culinary Museum’s ‘Chefs Hall of Fame’. In honor of her induction, Mayor Rahm Emanuel proclaimed September 29, 2011 as “Chef Priscila Satkoff Day”.
    sola [closed in 2015] 3868 North
    Yelp ● Urbanspoon ● TripAdvisor
    Chef/Owner Carol Wallack’s lifelong love of the Hawaiian sun and surf led her to open sola – a restaurant “committed to celebrating the flavors and philosophies of Hawaii’s unique culinary culture” using locally raised ingredients and supporting sustainability.
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  7. page Women Chefs in Chicago edited ... Gourmet magazine said “NAHA is solidly installed on the city's restaurant A-List. It is likely…
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    Gourmet magazine said “NAHA is solidly installed on the city's restaurant A-List. It is likely to stay there as long as it continues to serve Carrie Nahabedian's sophisticated comfort food.” Chicago Magazine said James Beard Award winner Nahabedian “reels in Mediterranean-influenced American. Sophisticated cooking is far from low key.”
    {Satkoff-Priscila.jpg} Priscila Satkoff, Salpicon
    Salpicón [closed in 2016] 1252 North
    Yelp ● Urbanspoon ● TripAdvisor
    Chef Priscila Satkoff has been offering classic and contemporary Mexican cuisine at Salpicon since 1995. Michelin Guide calls her “this town’s unsung hero of contemporary Mexican cuisine”. In September 2011 s Satkoff was inducted into the Chicago Culinary Museum’s ‘Chefs Hall of Fame’. In honor of her induction, Mayor Rahm Emanuel proclaimed September 29, 2011 as “Chef Priscila Satkoff Day”.
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    {afork.jpg} {judy_contino.jpg} Judy Contino, BittersweetBittersweet Pastry Shop & Café 1114 West Belmont Avenue #8, Chicago, IL, (773) 929-1100; $ breakfast, lunch, early dinner, snacks - desserts, coffee, soups, sandwiches, and saladsYelp ● Urbanspoon● TripAdvisorEuropean style pastry by self-taught chef Judy Contino and her talented staff. Contino pastries have been recognized as Chicago's best by Chicago Magazine and New City and New Woman Magazine chose her as one of the top 10 female chefs in America. [Contino handed over the reins to Chef Mindy Gohr and Esther Griego in 2015.]
    Black Dog Gelato 859 North Damen Avenue & 1955 W. Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL, (773) 235-3116; $ gelato and sorbetYelp ● Urbanspoon ● TripAdvisorBefore opening her own store Jessica Oloroso had been selling her gourmet gelato and sorbet with unusual combinations of flavors through other restaurants for a number of years . The Chicago CBS affiliate named Black Dog best gelato in 2012.
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    my peers." [Whippen left Chicago Q in 2015]
    Girl & The Goat 809 West Randolph Street, Chicago, IL, (312) 492-6262; $$$ dinner (opens at 4:30) - new American cuisine, vegetables, fish, meats, craft beers, house-made wines, vegan, gluten-free
    Yelp ● Urbanspoon ● TripAdvisor
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