Contributing Writer

September 29th, 2012: As seen on Time Out Chicago (PDF)

The Chicago branch of the global culture guide, like its original London tastemaker, has consistently prodded the finger on the pulse of everything from food to art in the city, featuring in-depth and investigative reporting, pre and post event coverage and all the pop-up news in between. 

Initially launched as a print publication, and eventually flipping to a digital format, I joined the crew as a contributing writer while the print edition was still on stands, starting out with a story on hotshot bakers on the rise, and other culinary beats for the magazine proper, then expanding to digital coverage with a heavy arm in breaking music pieces and live review, new-journalism storytelling. 


Bread Machines

Artisanal bread bakeries are still rare in this town, so these independent bakers are taking matters into their own hands.


Van Halen at the United Center

Van Halen may not be living at a pace that kills anymore, but that didn’t stop Diamond Dave and the rest of the original pushing-60 crew from chasing their younger, hungrier selves. 


Jimmy Gnecco (of Ours) at Schubas

Quieting a bar room is no easy task; Gnecco turned Schubas into a church Monday night with a single scream.