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Erin Prak

Erin Prak
Chicago born, but sometimes, yes, sometimes likes ketchup on a hot dog. Not afraid of and actually enjoys Malört, no chaser. Definite bar fly, especially if the bar has a full food menu.

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Crossroads Diner at Cellar Door Provisions

One of my favorite classes at The Chopping Block is our Sushi Workshop because I absolutely have loved sushi for as long as I can remember. In fifth grade, I brought sushi to school for lunch, and my ...

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Crossroads Diner at Inspiration Kitchens

The first Crossroads Diner: At the Intersection of Hospitality & Community of 2020 takes a turn down memory lane, back to my high school days. A relatively unsupervised 3-month summer stay in ...

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Crossroads Diner at Smyth: “Come As You Are” Dining in West Loop

    To start off this edition of Crossroads Diner: At the Intersection of Hospitality & Community, I wholly and unabashedly admit to huge bias towards the restaurant featured in the ensuing ...

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Crossroads Diner at Virtue Restaurant: Humble Southern Heritage Fare in Chicago's Hyde Park

  Crossroads Diner: At the Intersection of Hospitality & Community has finally made its way home to Chicago! The dining scene has more than plenty to satisfy my wanderlust cravings. There is no ...

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Crossroads Diner: At the Intersection of Hospitality & Community - L.A. Edition, Part 2

  Returning to the scene of the criminally delicious, this month's edition of Crossroads Diner delves back into my recent Los Angeles eating and drinking spree. I would be remiss, however, if I were ...

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Crossroads Diner: At the Intersection of Hospitality & Community

I don’t know about you, but my best travel pals are my taste buds. What better way to feel connected to a place and its people than to eat as they eat. It’s a fact of being human, the need to eat to ...

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We Are Why We Eat

 

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