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Dining Out Loud: Aba…”The One About The Hummus”

Penny & Chef CJ @ Aba

Penny and Mike check out Aba, the hot West Loop spot from CJ Jacobson and Lettuce Entertain You. In this podcast, Penny teaches Mike how to pronounce the word hummus. We give a shoutout to Rahm’s new podcast. We talk about the great Swedish supergroup, Abba, which has nothing to do with the restaurant. And Mike discloses the food addiction that will likely kill him.

Also, check out Penny’s super detailed dining notes and much more at

ABA, 302 N. Green St., 3rd floor, 773-645-1400, Fulton Market District

Dining Out Loud is a dueling food critics podcast featuring Penny Pollack (legendary Chicago magazine food critic) and Michael Nagrant (former Sun-Times food critic, dining writer for Redeye, and contributing author on the James Beard Award-winning Alinea cookbook) and produced by WGN Radio’s Dane Neal.
The podcast lets listeners hear the thinking behind the critiques that can make or break a restaurant. Penny and Mike will also interview top food personalities and take you behind the scenes as they eat out in Chicago and around the world.
Our rating system:
1 fork up
2 forks up
2 forks down – aka, “What the fork?”