Slow Food is here again! From the eco-gastronomes who brought you the best cuisine in New York comes The Slow Food Guide to Chicago. Researched and written by a talented team of Chicago locals and Slow Food members, The Slow Food Guide to Chicago is the most readable and discriminating guide to the city’s diverse food scene. From the best cafés and take-out shops to farmers’ markets and high-end restaurants, this book has something for every budget and every taste. The second in a series of fresh, alternative food guides to North American cities, The Slow Food Guide to Chicago contains more than 500 entries chosen with the principles of Slow Food firmly in mind: conviviality, tradition, sustainability, and an emphasis on artisanal and homemade foods. Those restaurants and shops that go the extra mile (supporting local producers and using organic, regionally grown ingredients) have been honored with the coveted "Snail"--a symbol of the rapidly growing international Slow Food movement. Aimed at locals and visitors alike, this book contains more than 50 sections that reveal fascinating details of the city’s culinary and human histories. From the German-speaking merchants of Lincoln Square to the Hispanic neighborhood of Pilsen, all of Chicago’s ethnic and local food traditions are celebrated and explored.