The Scholium Project
For those of you who have been to the shop or one of our Sunday Night dinners, you know how lucky we are to have an marvelous sommelier in Danielle. She’s always on the hunt to bring in wines that you won’t find anywhere else. Well, she found something that will simply blow you away.
My Italy – 1985
Food has always been an important part of my life. Most memories I have revolve around food. I remember helping my grandmother harvest vegetables from her garden on our family’s summer visits. I also remember stealing a cucumber or two that my grandfather would slice up with his pocket knife for us to eat on
Seder Dinner & My Favourite Plagues
The Seder meal is a ritual feast that marks the beginning of the Jewish festival of Passover. While most tend to find feasting and drinking to be the highlights of Seder dinner, the actual purpose of the meal is to tell the story of the Israelites’ liberation from slavery in Egypt. I know what you’re
A trip out west.
In mid February, my girlfriend Laura (an occasional Panozzo’s employee) and I spent two weeks vacationing in the Pacific Northwest. I have visited Seattle a couple of times before, but this was my first time to Portland. What a lovely city. As I stepped through the sliding doors at the airport, it felt like stepping
Not just a cheese post…
For the last couple weeks I’ve posted about the new cheeses that have arrived at the deli. This week, I have another great cheese for you, and I’m just as excited about the meat and beer pairings that go with it. Cheese first, with Toma from Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company. First, let me explain
Cheese & Jam
Bellwether Farms Carmody was the first cheese that I brought in when the deli selection started changing. Bellwether is located in Sonoma Country, California, run by the Callahan Family, and makes only Italian inspired cheeses. The farm started by getting a few sheep to graze in the fields in order to keep the grasses down.
The cheese counter at Panozzo’s is starting to change…
Often, when I am helping a customer that is looking for a great Italian proscuitto, salami, or cheese and I mention that some of our highest quality products are coming from the United States they look at me in disbelief. So when it came time to revamp our cheeses I decided to go in a
A South Sider Eats New York
That Chicago has become of the top food cities in the country is indisputable. That New York City has always been the culinary benchmark is equally undeniable. In New York, as a recent visit illuminated, the sheer volume and vast array of eateries is overwhelming. The cool thing about New York V.2012 is that the
A little over six years ago Panozzo’s Italian Market was still just an idea. I was doing a lot of research, both in the kitchen and on the computer. My goal, to set Panozzo’s apart from the many Italian delis and markets in Chicago by sourcing our products a little differently and much more selectively.
Millennium Park, Pee Wee Herman, and You!
It’s once again that time of year when our city allows us to forget our winter sufferings and rewards our perseverance with a slew of activities in Millennium and Grant Parks. Got your lawn blanket? Great. You’re going to need a picnic to go with that. Probably some wine to go with that picnic, too.