The Raving Dish. 11/03/2008.
Misty's found a new place to score some disk-size delights...and some darn good eggs, too.
Misty Eat World
The Raving Dish. 10/13/2008.
Every trip brings with it the chance for a new food addiction, but you don't have to leave the city to get hooked.
The Raving Dish. 09/08/2008.
Misty thinks this Mexican soup might just be the world's greatest hangover food.
Hop to Hoanh Long
The Raving Dish. 08/25/2008.
Misty cures her rice craving and then some at this Vietnamese eatery.
The Raving Dish. 08/11/2008.
Afghan Kabob proves to be a superb stand-in for Misty's favorite (and now closed) Afghan spot.
Tables for One
The Raving Dish. 07/28/2008.
Full fridge or not, Misty can't resist eating out.
The Raving Dish. 07/08/2008.
Misty feeds her pupusa addiction, one $2 treat at a time.
A Thirst for Summer
The Raving Dish. 06/23/2008.
Misty's on a liquid diet, at least in the mornings.
A Semi-Sweet Meal
The Raving Dish. 06/09/2008.
Misty lusts after a new restaurant, but finds true satisfaction in one that's been around for years.
A Hearty Homecoming
The Raving Dish. 05/29/2008.
Upon her return to Chicago, Misty plans to feast on all the foods she's missed.
Messing About at Hyderabad
The Raving Dish. 04/07/2008.
A no-frills Devon Avenue joint slings deliciously spicy biryani and other Indian eats.
Coo Coo for Kiko's
The Raving Dish. 03/17/2008.
While stuck in So-Cal, Misty dreams of Chicago's diverse food options--especially the meat.
An Albany Park Stunner
The Raving Dish. 03/03/2008.
Becoming reacquainted with the neighborhood involves first-rate falafel and other foodie finds.
Chicago's Juiciest Ceviche
The Raving Dish. 02/19/2008.
Watching chefs whip up ceviche in Mexico teaches Misty to appreciate the concoction stateside.
A True Taste of Peru
The Raving Dish. 02/04/2008.
Misty and friends scarf a mean paella while reminiscing about their favorite global eats.
Wind, Rice, Repeat
The Raving Dish. 01/22/2008.
To sate her craving for rice, Misty puts away heaping spoonfuls of curry at Tank.
Bridget Houlihan and Tammy Green
Food and Drink. 01/11/2008.
The Chicago Bites girls churn out scrumptious podcasts about their dining adventures.
Filipino Food Frenzy
The Raving Dish. 01/08/2008.
Misty invades an insiders-only Filipino restaurant and makes out with a whole lot of eats.
The Raving Dish. 12/24/2007.
After vowing to try somewhere new, Misty lands some affordable Indo/Pak cuisine.
Getting What You Give
The Raving Dish. 12/10/2007.
Misty scouts out some Korean eats that remind her of her recent volunteering trip to Indonesia.
South of the Border Slurping
Dining Guides. 11/13/2007.
Latin American versions of chicken soup mix things up in your bowl.
Belize Does it Better
The Raving Dish. 11/12/2007.
Misty discovers some of the tastiest grub on the planet, and it isn't from Mexico.
For the Love of Lula
The Raving Dish. 10/29/2007.
Misty ditches her 'hood for a day of creative cocktails and feel-good fare at Logan Square's hip eatery.
The Choicest Chicken
The Raving Dish. 10/15/2007.
Misty finds the tenderest bird around at an unassuming Middle Eastern storefront.
Eyes on the Pie
The Raving Dish. 10/02/2007.
When only pizza will do, Misty heads to Il Fiasco for its perfected thin-crust pies.
Start the Presses!
The Raving Dish. 09/17/2007.
Misty swoons over homemade huaraches, flecked with black beans and pressed to order.
Boystown by Daylight
The Raving Dish. 09/05/2007.
Misty walks down Halsted, barhopping, celebrity sightseeing and chowing down along the way.
The Raving Dish. 08/21/2007.
Misty brightens up a rainy day with some BBQ ribs at lively Vietnamese restaurant Pho Hoa.
The Raving Dish. 08/07/2007.
Misty shares her favorite spots for indulging in the season's drinks and eats.
Dining Guides. 07/31/2007.
You may think you know tamales, but you don't. We've unwrapped the city's best bundles of goodness.
The Raving Dish. 07/22/2007.
Misty gets a head start on her 2008 German vacation with lots of sausage at Resi's Bierstube.
Jump Onboard Chicago's Sailing Scene
Fitness Guides. 07/10/2007.
Anchor-down for these sailing services that'll make you shout "ahoy!"
Checking Out Paradise
The Raving Dish. 07/09/2007.
Supermercado Chapala's tender carnitas, memorable guac and friendly patrons give Misty a taste of paradise.
Fried and Gone to Heaven
The Raving Dish. 06/25/2007.
Misty's day off turns into a hog-wild fried shrimp fest at The Fish Keg.
...Be a Sailor?
So You Wanna.... 06/25/2007.
Misty takes the plunge, buys a sailboat and starts to learn the ropes of standing at the helm.
Big Buns, Bigger Belly
The Raving Dish. 06/11/2007.
Misty sings sweet love songs to this off-the-radar Middle Eastern eatery.
Five Foods I'm Loving
The Raving Dish. 05/29/2007.
Misty sings praises of her current can't-live-without foods.
Make Way for Mazza
The Raving Dish. 05/20/2007.
Thanks to Bhabi's limited hours, Misty delights in the new kid on the Devon block.
The Raving Dish. 05/14/2007.
Mojitos and mac 'n' cheese fritters make quite a match at Morseland.
Call Me a Francophile
The Raving Dish. 04/29/2007.
Misty makes nice with her Le Bouchon tablemates...until they try to touch her creme anglaise.
The Raving Dish. 04/17/2007.
Misty finds unexpected joy in restricted eating at a Lebanese spot on the North Side.
Your Basic (Georgian) Bakery
The Raving Dish. 04/09/2007.
Misty keeps it simple with pies of every flavor at Devon's Georgian Bakery.
An Indian Feast for Kings
The Raving Dish. 04/02/2007.
Misty gives Uptown's all-the-rage Marigold a try.
Between a Rum and a Hard Place
The Raving Dish. 03/26/2007.
Misty makes way for amazing Mexican and Captain Morgan's at Pilsen's Mundial Cocina Mestiza.
Masa Mexican, Please
The Raving Dish. 03/19/2007.
Corn fungus and quesadillas put Misty's rum-filled belly to rest after St. Pat's revelry.
Spoonful of Paradise
The Raving Dish. 03/12/2007.
We can't all head to Isla Mujeres like Misty, but we can hit up for favorite international spots.
Rogers Park Perfection
The Raving Dish. 02/26/2007.
Misty stumbles onto one of the best neighborhood restaurants in the city...and sinks into an Italian feast.
The Raving Dish. 02/19/2007.
Forget the Mediterranean...good Greek abounds in Evanston.
Summer In The City Comes Early
The Raving Dish. 02/12/2007.
It may be colder-than-cold, but nothing warms the soul like an ice cream sundae.
Save Some Saturday Soup For Me
The Raving Dish. 02/05/2007.
Nothing beats rustic, hand-slapped food, and Los Niches slaps it together right.
Jamaica Jerk: Flask Not Included
The Raving Dish. 01/30/2007.
Go to the north end of the chilly city for some deliciously hot eats.
La Unica One for Me
The Raving Dish. 01/22/2007.
Misty craves Cuban tamales all the way home from South Africa.
Show Me the Feta
The Raving Dish. 12/04/2006.
A Greek feast sates Misty's need for a hearty meat-free meal.
Supping on Shrimp
The Raving Dish. 11/28/2006.
Hai Yen proves that rice paper kills wontons every time.
A Table Full of Mexican
The Raving Dish. 11/20/2006.
Who needs a Thanksgiving feast when you can load up on gorditas any day of the week?
The Raving Dish. 11/13/2006.
She may be in Africa, but Misty can't stop thinking about Deluxe Diner's patty melt.
Tres Leches, Tres Magnifique!
The Raving Dish. 10/30/2006.
Going crazy over sweets at Pilsen's BomBon bakery.
My Gosh, Mexican
The Raving Dish. 10/23/2006.
Misty discovers the best Mexican meal she's had in Chicago. And oh, is it good.
Stack 'Er Up
The Raving Dish. 10/16/2006.
Finding the perfect sandwich...plus 99 more.
Sampling the Strip Mall
The Raving Dish. 10/09/2006.
Misty goes nuts over the cheapo offerings at Thai Aroma.
Chicago Eats, North to South
The Raving Dish. 09/25/2006.
From Chinatown cookies to La Unica coffee, Misty was on the prowl last weekend.
Digging Robey Pizza
The Raving Dish. 09/18/2006.
As she prepares to move to a new 'hood, Misty savors Roscoe Village eats one more time.
A Blissful Buffet in the 'Burbs
The Raving Dish. 09/11/2006.
There is life...butter, naan-filled life...beyond the city limits.
Trying Seaweed on for Size
The Raving Dish. 09/04/2006.
Dipping into green goodness at Wicker Park's Usagi Ya.
Freaking Over Frasca
The Raving Dish. 08/28/2006.
Misty gives in to peer pressure...and oh is she glad she did.
Taking Good Tastes to TV
The Raving Dish. 08/21/2006.
Love food? Love Misty's column? You'll adore her TV show.
Noodling Through the North Side
The Raving Dish. 08/14/2006.
From margaritas to pulled pork sandwiches, Misty eats her way through Lincoln Square.
The Raving Dish. 08/07/2006.
Misty heads to 79th Street for African eats that top all previous meals.
One Naan-tastic Meal
The Raving Dish. 07/31/2006.
A trip to Devon Avenue proves quite fulfilling.
Doing the Diner After Dark
The Raving Dish. 07/24/2006.
Nothing's better than a big plate of pancakes and a glass of wine after 1 a.m.
...Be a Bikram Babe
So You Wanna.... 07/21/2006.
Bikram yoga brings new meaning to the phrase "slick as a goose."
A Quarter-Chicken Feast
The Raving Dish. 07/17/2006.
Misty ditches her vegetarian ways for the perfect Colombian meal.
A Little Slice of Heaven
The Raving Dish. 07/10/2006.
Traipsing through Italy on Taylor Street.
An Uncommon Meal
The Raving Dish. 07/04/2006.
Misty stumbles upon the best in good-for-you cooking at Uncommon Ground.
Round The World Eating
The Raving Dish. 06/27/2006.
A global cooking club proves easy to start...and delicious to kick off.
Aloo Tikki, and Other Delicacies
The Raving Dish. 06/20/2006.
Loving plate after plate of veggie-filled Indian food...in Spain.
Supping in Spain
The Raving Dish. 06/06/2006.
Misty takes it abroad, and wisely loads up on sangria and paella.
Ahh, the Simple Sandwich
The Raving Dish. 05/30/2006.
Misty finds heaven...between two slices of bread at Latin Sandwich Cafe.
The Battle of the Brownies
The Raving Dish. 05/23/2006.
A good-for-you version goes up against gooey goodness.
The Search for Sensational Sushi
The Raving Dish. 05/16/2006.
Misty finds a big bite of flavor in the teeny-tiny Cafe Blossom.
A Mexican-Flavored Sugar Fix
The Raving Dish. 05/10/2006.
Getting her fill of tres leches (and more) at El Trigal Bakery.
A Taste of Africa
The Raving Dish. 04/30/2006.
Misty dips her fork into Nigerian eats...and boy, are they spicy.
Drinking in Cafe con Leche
The Raving Dish. 04/25/2006.
Misty's lunch is (of course) full of food...and charming conversation.
To the Market We Go
Dining Guides. 04/23/2006.
Stuff your tummy and your shopping cart at these ethnic markets.
The Sweetest Milkshake
The Raving Dish. 04/17/2006.
Half a tank of gas later, Misty finally finds what she's craving.
A Perfect Polish
The Raving Dish. 04/10/2006.
Staying on the veggie wagon at Lake Side Cafe.
Trading Omelets for Huevos
The Raving Dish. 04/04/2006.
Ditching the brunch crowds for some killer eggs.
Red Snapper Wonderland
The Raving Dish. 03/27/2006.
Bali ain't got nothing on Avec.
The Ultimate Veggie Burger
The Raving Dish. 03/21/2006.
Biting into Kopi Cafe's tempeh wonder.
A Terrific Trattoria
The Raving Dish. 03/14/2006.
Misty travels to the 'burbs to find the perfect lunch.
Around Chicago In Seven Days
The Raving Dish. 03/06/2006.
Misty fills us in on her life as a food writer.
Straight Back To Baja
The Raving Dish. 02/27/2006.
Misty noses out Chicago's best take on coconut-coated shrimp.
Heading South Of The Equator
The Raving Dish. 02/21/2006.
Misty eats her way through Ecuador at Mi Ciudad.
The Raving Dish. 02/13/2006.
Anna Maria Pasteria stuffs the stomach and warms the heart.
Trading French Fries For Spaghetti
The Raving Dish. 02/07/2006.
Misty loads up on side dishes at Calvin's BBQ.
Make Way For Moroccan
The Raving Dish. 01/30/2006.
Andalous's appetizer platter is the stuff of dreams.
Swooning Over Moon's
The Raving Dish. 01/23/2006.
Digging into mile-high corned beef sandwiches.
The Raving Dish. 01/16/2006.
No more food, now we must drink!
A Simply Sensational Sunday
The Raving Dish. 01/09/2006.
Breakfast at Kitchen Chicago does a girl right.
Savoring El Salvador
The Raving Dish. 01/02/2006.
Continuing her mission to find the best yucca around.
A Diner Done Right
The Raving Dish. 12/26/2005.
You'll want to be part of this Breakfast Club.
The Raving Dish. 12/19/2005.
Loading up on yucca and tamales at Las Delicias.
Going Cuckoo for Colombian
The Raving Dish. 12/12/2005.
Mekato's Bakery is nothing but caramel goodness.
Raving Dish's Best of 2005
The Raving Dish. 11/28/2005.
Misty Tosh looks back on a year of cravings.
A Turkish Delight
The Raving Dish. 11/21/2005.
A La Turka floors this foodie...literally.
Crazy Over Kaze
The Raving Dish. 11/14/2005.
This $45 tasting menu is a real steal.
Tasting A Bit of Sunshine
The Raving Dish. 11/07/2005.
Sunshine Cafe wows with Japanese delights.
The Raving Dish. 10/31/2005.
A fellow foodie clues Misty in to Shan Foods.
The Raving Dish. 10/25/2005.
Trekking to Pupuseria el Salvador for cornmeal delights.
Holy Moly Mexican!
The Raving Dish. 10/17/2005.
La Finca had her at the chips.
Polishing Off Polish
The Raving Dish. 10/10/2005.
Ordering, well, the entire menu at Andrzej Grill.
Brunch at the Bar
Dining Guides. 10/03/2005.
Pair a beer with that breakfast.
The Sushi! The Sake!
The Raving Dish. 10/03/2005.
Tombo Kitchen makes for a can't-beat fish feast.
Munching Down Maxwell
The Raving Dish. 09/26/2005.
Chicago's big, bad Mexican street market wows.
The Raving Dish. 09/19/2005.
Nelly's Saloon brings Eastern Europe to the forefront.
How Sweet It Is
The Raving Dish. 09/12/2005.
Sating the sugar rush at Sweet Table.
Pitting Pretzel Against Pretzel
The Raving Dish. 09/05/2005.
On a mission to find the city's softest.
The Raving Dish. 08/31/2005.
Make a tasty memory at Memories Inn Tavern.
Better Than Blizzards
The Raving Dish. 08/22/2005.
DQ ain't got nothing on Scooter's.
The Best in Bar Food
The Raving Dish. 08/16/2005.
Munching Candlelite Chicago's garlic fried.
Bonkers for Bhabi's
The Raving Dish. 08/08/2005.
Hands-down, the city's best Indian.
The Raving Dish. 08/02/2005.
Crunching on to-die-for Pizza Margherita.
Fishing For Tuna
The Raving Dish. 07/26/2005.
Mayo-laced wonder awaits at Su Van's.
Get Your Sweet On
The Raving Dish. 07/19/2005.
Head to Devon Avenue for the fantastic falooda.
The Raving Dish. 07/05/2005.
Borinquen's sandwich makes good use of the fruit.
The Raving Dish. 06/27/2005.
Bel Ami proves there's no other way.
Cloud Nine Cupcakes
The Raving Dish. 06/21/2005.
Sweet Mandy B's rocks the dessert world.
Bringing the Bayou North
The Raving Dish. 06/14/2005.
Shacking up with a fried fantasty at the Local Option.
The Best Mexican Food EVER
The Raving Dish. 06/07/2005.
Wholly Frijoles is a holy good time.
Desperately Seeking Sandwiches
The Raving Dish. 05/30/2005.
Chowing on Panes' mayo-filled wonder.
Breakfast of Champions
The Raving Dish. 05/23/2005.
Bringing on the biscuits at Four Moon Tavern.
Opart, My Heart
The Raving Dish. 05/16/2005.
Thai chow that gives a big bang for a few bucks.
The Raving Dish. 05/09/2005.
Finding tortelloni heaven at Piazza Bella.
The Raving Dish. 05/03/2005.
Downing Katerina's can't-miss sour cherry martini.
Chicken Noodle Goodness
The Raving Dish. 04/26/2005.
Something to warm you when the weather doesn't oblige.
The Fabulous French Fry
The Raving Dish. 04/19/2005.
A shady roadhouse dishes succulent goods.
The Raving Dish. 04/12/2005.
Rollicking desserts worth writing home about.
Fattening Up at Fattoush
The Raving Dish. 04/05/2005.
Lebanese food is a blaze of glory for the 'buds.
The Raving Dish. 03/29/2005.
Sorry, not in this lifetime.
Belly Up in Burritos
The Raving Dish. 03/22/2005.
Paired with an oatmeal shake, this is a meal to reckon with.
The Raving Dish. 03/15/2005.
Vegetarians have a new stomping ground.
Sundae, Sweet Sundae
The Raving Dish. 03/10/2005.
Uncovering the pleasure of vanilla whippped cream.
The Raving Dish. 03/03/2005.
A veggies lover's dream...bring on the spinach!
Sorry Italy, Greek Pizza Rules
The Raving Dish. 02/24/2005.
The Raving Dish. 02/16/2005.
No worries, tres leches cake has three.
The Early Bird Gets the Pork
The Raving Dish. 02/10/2005.
Heading (to the) South (Side) for top-notch pork.
The Raving Dish. 02/03/2005.
Is this the new Italian?
The Mighty Crepe
The Raving Dish. 01/27/2005.
Ever wonder what it's like to eat like a Moroccan king?
The Raving Dish. 01/18/2005.
The most addictive thing about Baja's dusty back roads are the crispy fried fish tacos.
The Raving Dish. 01/11/2005.
I've had an infatuation with these Vietnamese spring rolls since I first tasted them years ago.
Chocolate Croissants, and Other Favorites
The Raving Dish. 01/06/2005.
A 2004 round-up of some of my most intense obsessions and where I headed to take care of them.