I’m not well versed in Shakespeare, but the Soothsayer’s premonition to Julius Caesar to “Beware the Ides of March,” was on my mind as I walked out to the garage to procure liquid nitrogen. It was mid-menu on March 15th at my Chicago based, Michelin-starred restaurant, EL Ideas. This service would be the final one for our foreseeable future, as earlier that day our state’s restaurants had been mandated to close on account of Covid-19. As l had done almost every service over the last decade, I took a drag of weed from my vape pen as the snake-like, metal…





Phillip Foss

Phillip Foss is chef/owner of Michelin starred EL Ideas & co-author of the graphic novel Life in EL.

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