Tim Flores and Genie Kwon’s Chicago Metropolis Information

Tim Flores and Genie Kwon

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Study extra about 2022 Meals & Wine Finest New Cooks Tim Flores and Genie Kwon.

Monday Morning Ritual

“We go to La Casa Del Pueblo in Pilsen nearly each Monday. It is without doubt one of the finest meals you may get within the metropolis throughout the board. We get the identical factor each time. Genie: chilaquiles en salsa verde. Tim: res en chile de árbol and chicharron en salsa verde with rice and beans.”

Caffeination Station

Darkish Matter is our neighborhood espresso store, and we love their espresso a lot that we determined to make use of it completely at Kasama. Additionally they made a customized Kasama mix for our espresso.”

Sip It

9 Bar, by Lily Wang and Joe Briglio, is our go-to spot for a Paper Dragon cocktail (with Lunazul blanco, Salers, ardour fruit, Szechuan peppercorn, and citrus). It is positioned behind Moon Palace Categorical, which is a household enterprise that has been working since ’95. With the addition of 9 Bar, it’s now the primary cocktail bar in Chinatown. “

Weekend Hit Record

312 Fish Market, Triple Crown, and JJ Thai Avenue Meals are our common spots we hit on our weekends.”

Chicago Combo

Johnny’s Beef is our go-to spot for an Italian beef. We prefer to make it a combo, which implies they put an Italian sausage within the sandwich together with the shaved beef. We pay homage to the enduring Chicago dish with our Kasama combo sandwich. We do shaved pork adobo and housemade longanisa with sizzling giardiniera, and the sandwich is dipped in our pork adobo jus.”

Mother-and-Pop Store

Freddy’s Pizza is true exterior of town in Cicero, [Tim’s] hometown. It is a small Italian grocery retailer that sells every thing from imported Italian components to housemade pasta. Additionally they promote ready meals on the counter, together with housemade bread and salumi. That is that hometown mom-and-pop store you like to see. It is at all times on the record for associates to take a look at after they’re visiting from out of city.”

Candy Tooth

“Mindy Gohr, Aya Fukai, Mindy Segal, Bobby Schaffer, and Sandra Holl are all masters of their [pastry] craft.”

Night time On The City

“At Monteverde, Rose Mary, and Andros Taverna, we want to eat on the bar—and all of those eating places are so busy that we’re joyful to eat wherever we will get in!”

Outside Eating

Sportsman’s Membership has an awesome patio. Additionally they host a Yard BBQ sequence the place they carry in numerous cooks each Sunday in the summertime.”

Exhibiting The Love

Marz Group Brewing Firm and Kimski are unbelievable spots which might be at all times concerned in group constructing. Early into the pandemic they launched Group Kitchen out of Marsz and Kimski. They provided 200 meals as much as 3 times per week for anybody in the neighborhood who wanted it.”

All-Round Favorites

Las Gorditas De Don Angel is one other spot in Cicero we love. Any of the gorditas and the burrito de deshebrada are insane. Mary’s Taqueria (1901 St. Canalport Ave.) is an under-the-radar taco spot/nook retailer that has a number of the finest tacos within the metropolis. Additionally do not sleep on their creamy inexperienced salsa.”

Meet all of Meals & Wine’s Finest New Cooks 2022: Warda Bouguettaya | Damarr Brown | Ana Castro | Calvin Eng | Tim Flores and Genie Kwon | Melissa Miranda | Justin Pichetrungsi | Emily Riddell | Rob Rubba | Caroline Schiff