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Vegetarian/Pescatarian philosophy professor living in Chicago. Food has always been a passion of mine so why not share my thoughts with the rest of the world. I have been focused on eating ethically, yet affordably, which is thought to be challenging but it doesn’t have to be challenging.

Chicago is a wonderful “foodie” city but for what kind of foodie?  The meat-eating kind?  I share my perspective navigating the city as an ethical foodie meaning that I choose not to eat sentient beings (beings that can feel pain and pleasure).  I am also a philosophy professor so affordability is an issue.  I aim to eat delicious foods that are ethical and affordable.  This makes my “foodie” experience of Chicago a different and unique kind of foodie experience, a perspective that differs from the “mainstream” Chicago foodie perspective.

You also might wonder why I have bar reviews.  I like going to bars to experience music, friends, and delicious cocktails so why not write about them like I do about restaurants?  I also can’t turn off my academic lens when I go to bars so I assess them through this vibrant framework.