Authors Visit: Monica Eng, David Hammond & Wendy Altschuler

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Join us for a lively evening with Made in Chicago: Stories Behind 30 Great Hometown Bites authors Monica Eng and David Hammond, and Perfect Day Chicago author Wendy Altschuler.

About the authors
Monica Eng is a reporter for Axios Chicago and cohost of the podcast Chewing. She has worked as a food, culture, and investigative reporter at WBEZ Chicago Public Radio and at the Chicago Tribune, where she was nominated for five James Beard Awards for writing. Follow for more on Twitter: @monicaeng

David Hammond is Dining and Drinking Editor for Newcity/Chicago magazine. He regularly writes on food- and drink-related topics for the Wednesday Journal and the Chicago Tribune. He is a founding member/moderator of, a site celebrating Chicago’s mom-and-pop restaurants.

Wendy Altschuler is a Chicago-based seasoned travel and adventure writer who has written stories for major print and web publications on destinations across the globe. She’s an Americorps, DePaul University, and Windy City Rollers alum; she’s visited nearly all 50 states and many of our nation’s national parks; and she’s a mother of three teenage boys. As a professional travel and adventure writer, she traveled solo to Hong Kong; tried surfing in Bali, El Salvador, and Costa Rica; swam with whale sharks in Mexico, nurse sharks in Belize, and manta rays in Hawaii; met women tea pickers in Sri Lanka and Maasai warriors in Kenya; hiked the Grand Canyon rim to rim; tried salmon-flavored vodka in Istanbul and fermented shark in Iceland; rode a camel through part of the Sahara Desert to spend the night in a remote camp in Morocco; smoked a shisha with flavored tobacco in the Maldives and Dubai; rappelled in an erosion crater in Israel; and brought her boys to Japan and Peru. And, because Wendy has made a home in Chicagoland, writing a book on the city she loves was a no-brainer. Her book, Perfect Day Chicago, great for locals who rarely venture out of the loop as well as travelers visiting the city for the first time, highlights 29 diverse neighborhoods. Follow for more on Instagram: @wendyaltschuler


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Masks for everyone age 2+ are encouraged while attending this program.