Famous Local Guide
Being on TV can be hard work. Don't think so? Try covering the Rod Blagojevich trial or interviewing celebrities such as Elton John and Betty White, just like Ji Suk Yi has. These days, Ji Suk is the Social Media Contributor at 'Windy City Live', but she's also a serious foodie who grew up eating Southern food alongside kimchi. Of course, Olio City had to ask Ji Suk about her favorite spots.
"Southern food means a lot of things, but great fried chicken is in my DNA. Since I’m from the North Cack [North Carolina], I go to Roost Carolina Kitchen. It’s an extremely personal choice because the proprietor is from North Carolina."
"My all-time favorite neighborhood is Wicker Park. It’s where I spent all of my time when I first moved to Chicago, when I was unemployed and extremely poor. But back then, it held the wealth of possibility of Chicago on its shoulders--the diversity, the bars, coffee shops, restaurants. The vibe was real--just gritty enough--and it was a pulse point to the city that made you feel alive."
"For thin crust it’s Pizzeria da Nella--run by a female pizzaiolo who imported her brick oven from Naples."
"For deep dish, it’s Pequod Pizza all the way. That burnt cheese crust is divine."
"I’ve been torn. My TV mom Linda Yu is a die-hard Sox fan, but the Cubs have let me throw out the first pitch."
"I’d go have a drink at the Signature Lounge at the John Hancock building. No wait, no fee. Just buy a delicious cocktail and take in the view. For the best view, go inside the ladies’ bathroom."
"I’d love to interview Lady GaGa--I think we’d hit it off! Well, I think it wouldn’t be a let-down because I think she’s genuinely nice and so many A-list celebrities aren’t."