Delicious DIRT. Juice We Love. NEW Edibles at FISH BAR

Inside: Fish Bar’s Summer Fishing Report Starting Tuesday, June 28th, Menu Additions

Seafood Nerds REJOICE Over Fish Bar’s NEW Summer Menu

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Cortes Island Oysters by Fish Bar

“Don’t tell fish stories where the people know you; but particularly, don’t tell them where they know the fish.” – Mark Twain

6/28Fish Bars new SUMMER MENU of #fresh #sustainable #delicious seafood launches 6/28.  All you seafood nerds like us, know this goodness will be luring in customers consistently, so get in while you can -> daily from 11 until midnight.  Get your #deliciousDIRT chowing down on their #summerfresh ceviche’s and tartare’s!

Salmon Carpaccio, Lobster Roll + Octopus A La Plancha = True Delicious DIRT @ Fish Bar Photo by MBK

Fish Bar caught a taste for chilled Lobster Gazpacho with tomato, cucumber and a whisper of spice, and let go Lobster Bisque until the leaves turn rust and scarlet.  Summer ceviches are made with tomato, jicama, Serrano chile, avocado, and lime; and tartares are made with cucumber, red onion, cayenne and dill.  Fish Bar also reeled in a new Tuna salad with avocado, celery and capers.  Fish Bar’s black board specials will continue to change often based on sustainability reports, weather conditions and mood rings.

Michael Kornick, Fish Bar Photo by MBK

Fish Bar is also no longer docking from 3pm – 4:30.  Beginning Tuesday, June 28th, Fish Bar will be sailing from 11am – midnight without interruption.

Delicious DIRT’s Exclusive Interview With Michael Kornick

Wanna get ELEVATED? Now you’re in luck because Delicious DIRT is beginning our series of flavorful interviews exclusives.  We’re getting up close and personal with some of our favorite big shots.  You’ll read it, you’ll watch it, you’ll hear it and if you’re lucky, you might even taste it.  By now you know we love flavorful JUICE as we’re huge food nerds.  Stay tuned as we serve up much Delicious DIRTFOOD MAFIA style!

The DIRT Team could not be more grateful for Chef Michael Kornick.  As you know, MK is executive chef + partner in mk, DMK Burger Bar, Fish Bar and partner in N9NE Group Vegas.  MK is not only a genius conscious chef, he is also a passionate family man who cares deeply about family, friends, dogs, community, politics, giving back, sustainable food / wine  + oh so much more.

A true Chicago man through and through, MK is an interesting and articulate dedicated chef who goes above and beyond to support local sustainable treasures more than most.  His culinary philosophy centers around serving locally produced conscious foods and wines.  Thank you for being you MK! Below, get to know this big shot as we go inside the mind of the man behind some of our all time #favorite meals.
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President Obama + Lisa & Michael Kornick @ mk, Photo by Todd Bannor

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**This spring, MK hosted Obama’s kick-off to the 2012 election campaign at mk the restaurant. His resto was chosen to hold the DNC’s first key fund-raising dinner for the 2012 Obama Democratic National Committee campaign.  AMAZE.  At $35,800 a plate, the event sold out at 50 people and served only sustainably produced food and wine.  Kornick told us, “President Obama asked how we’ve been, chatted a bit and kissed Lisa hello.  Truthfully, I thought that was the end for her.”  LOVE it. The Kornicks were avid on the campaign trail in ’08 and told the President, “We’ll be back out on the street to campaign with the kids again this time around.” GO BO!

**MK also sponsored a night at last year’s SOLD OUT 1st Annual Chicago Food Film Festival where he helped serve what you saw on the screen! DMK Burgers for all!  Don’t miss the 2011 NYC + Chi Food Film Fests this fall where you can TASTE WHAT YOU SEE ON THE SCREEN. MK might even bring some Fish Bar action in this time around. You. Never. Know.  Stay tuned…

**Heads up: Toque is Sept 8th.  This important culinary event raises money for Children’s Oncology Services (life changing important organization + past Invest For Kids recipient).  Chef Kornick is the chef chair of Toque which raises funds to send children with cancer to summer camp -> Camp One Step.  Toque’s success  helps children with pediatric cancer to just be kids by sending them to one of their camp.  Get to Toque + give back while enjoying delectable dishes created by Stephanie Izard, Michael Kornick, Mindy Segal, Mark Steuer, Graham Elliot Bowles,  and many more of your favorite Chicago chefs! Other Toque participating chefs include but are not limited to: Erick Williams (MK), Tony Galzin (MK), Chris Pandel (The Bristol), Cleetus Friedman (City Provisions), Frank Brunacci (Sixteen), Ryan Pitts (RL).
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Food Mafia Godfathers Michael Kornick + Hubie Greenwald @ Food Mafia Video Shoot, Photo by MBK

Thankfully, Michael Kornick himself was kind enough to let Delicious DIRT inside his heart and mind (BELOW).  And what a pleasure!  CLICK PHOTOS TO ENLARGE

Delicious DIRT (DD): How do you like & dress your Chicago hot dog?
Michael Kornick (MK):
Everything “Chicago Style” = mustard, onions, relish, dill pickle, tomato, sport peppers, celery salt, 9 to 1 natural casing steamed never grilled, poppy-seed bun. 
DD:
Where from?
MK:
Wiener’s Circle, Gold Coast Dogs and for simple tradition Gene and Judes.

Fried Lemon Rings @ Fish Bar = #DeliciousDIRT, Photo by MBK

DD: How do you like your pizza (thin, thick & what toppings)?  Where From?
MK
: Top 4. Thin only, in Chicago, Great Lake, Piece, Ranaldi’s, Giggios (Evanston) in NYC, John’s on Bleeker, Patsy’s in Harlem, Co. on 23rd and 9th. In L.A. Pizzaria Mozze, In Las Vegas, Nove Italiano and I am almost considering going to Arizona for Pizza Bianco.

MK on set @ Food Mafia Video Shoot, Landmark, Photo by MBK

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Delicious DIRT. Interview

Inside: Potenza Productions, Curtis Duffy, Brandon Baltzley, Michael Kornick, Giuseppe Tentori, D.C. Crenshaw, Chicago Cut, Fish Bar, Jackie Shen, Food Mafia, Elevate Your Presence, Delicious DIRT

You watched it, you loved it, you wanted it. Thanks to Potenza, our Food Mafia launch video is an absolute hit!  We KNOW Ebert would give it 4 stars **** aka 5 stars in the resto world for all you food nerds!  From the first minute we saw Potenza’s clips, we were hooked. The day we began working with them, well, let’s simply say, could not have been better!

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Delicious DIRT’s Chicago Resto Openings Update

Inside: To Open, Recently Opened, Been Open

Delicious DIRT. To Open

Fish Bar Lobster Roll, Courtesy of Myra Rubin

Delicious DIRT. Recently Opened

Delicious DIRT. Been Open. Old News

Breaker Breaker!!  Food Mafia’s live!! Check it on Eater and Thrillist.  Soon to come –>> 190 North feature.

Elevate Your Presence

Elevate Your Presence Chicago Food Mafia and Elevate Your Presence LOVE mk The Restaurant and DMK Burger Bar! So obviously when we got confirmation that the one & only Michael Kornick is opening another restaurant, and with David Morton, we could not be more jovial. We’re told, this newbie is slated to be a great chef hangout perfect for …Food Mafia. Fish Bar is set to open in Lincoln Park at 2951 N. Sheffield. Stay tuned for more…

Chicago Food Mafia

Chicago Food Mafia and Elevate Your Presence are so excited to learn TAKASHI is opening a new restaurant on Hubbard next summer! This “new concept” is said to be a more affordable casual eatery. We know one thing for sure- this newbie will knock our socks off with the same Takashi top notch food. Can not wait!

Update- Elevate Your Presence overheard Takashi’s newbie will most likely be called Togarashi, Grill and Noodles by Takashi.  Penny Pollack, dining editor at Chicago Magazine tweeted  the lunch tab will be around $18 and dinner $36.  BRING IT!

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