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What’s Your Chicago Foodie IQ?

BY: Rachel Matuch | Jul 19, 2013
What’s Your Chicago Foodie IQ?Chicago's foodscape is vibrant, diverse, and sprawling. So keeping up with its goings-on is quite the challenge. Are you in the know? Prove it—or get up to speed—with this round of culinary trivia. Then see how you stack up. QUESTIONS: © Dav Yendler 1. There are now about 120 food trucks in Chicago. What famous deep-dish joint sent its new food truck out on the streets at the beginning of the summer? 2. A judge recently dismissed the city's petition to dismiss a lawsuit filed against it by three food-truck operators. The lawsuit challenges a ban that requires food trucks to stay how far from brick-and-mortar restaurants? © Dav Yendler 3. Bekim and Ilir Frrokaj are suing Charlie Trotter, who they say charged them $46,227.20 for something that turned out to be fake. What was it? 4. Before it closed in 2012, Charlie Trotter's was a two-star Michelin Guide restaurant. What is the only three-star restaurant in Chicago? © Dav Yendler 5. Chicago foodies have decried the Michelin inspectors' failure to rank another of Grant Achatz’s projects, Next, which reimagines itself with an entirely new menu a few times each year. What's the current menu theme? 6. Upton's Naturals is slated to open a vegan café, Upton's Breakroom, on the site of its new processing plant. What is Upton's Naturals famous for making?   ANSWERS: 1) Giordano's 2) 200 feet 3) A bottle of wine—supposedly a 1945 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, to be exact. 4) Alinea 5) Vegan 6) Seitan, a meat substitute   How’d you do? 5–6 right: Food Maven Congrats! You’re a fountain of food knowledge and restaurant recommendations. We can only stand in awe of your hard-earned, grease-stained wisdom. 3–4 right: Proud Chicagoan You’re a food-savvy local, up to scratch on who’s who and what’s delicious. We hereby award you 5 million points. 1–2 right: Food-Aware You pick up on some things, but you’re not up-to-date on the latest news. Maybe you should see if Graham Elliot can hang out sometime. 0 right: Out-of-Towner You live in Boston.