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Stories by Daniel Hautzinger

Father Augustus Tolton in 1887
February 24, 2023 | Daniel Hautzinger
Father Augustus Tolton escaped slavery in Missouri to become the first openly recognized Black Catholic priest, ministering in Quincy, Illinois and establishing the first standalone Black Catholic church in Chicago. While there are currently no African American saints, he is currently a candidate for sainthood.
The Landlord's Game
February 20, 2023 | Daniel Hautzinger
The Illinoisan and Chicagoan Lizzie Magie invented a board game at the turn of the twentieth century as a teaching tool on behalf of anti-land ownership ideals. It later influenced Monopoly. Discover her story in an excerpt from a new American Experience documentary on Monopoly. 
Tristan gives a toast at Christmas dinner in All Creatures Great and Small
February 19, 2023 | Daniel Hautzinger
Tristan is determined to become his own man outside of Siegfried's shadow as Christmas approaches and Siegfried makes a devilish bargain to protect his brother. An impending departure clarifies things for Mrs. Hall. 
February 16, 2023 | Daniel Hautzinger
Fat Tuesday may now be unofficially known as Pączki Day in Chicago, but there are plenty of other treats to enjoy on a day when Christians traditionally used up fat and meat before entering a period of fasting. 
A brisket cheeseburger from Bell Heir's BBQ
February 15, 2023 | Daniel Hautzinger
Tyris Bell helped his brother Darnell Reed open Luella's Southern Kitchen and worked there for the past eight years. Now he has opened his own place, an eclectic barbecue joint in Canaryville. Don't worry, it still has mac 'n' cheese.
Mac n cheese from Bell Heir's BBQ
February 15, 2023 | Daniel Hautzinger
When Tyris Bell decided to open his own restaurant, Bell Heir's BBQ in Canaryville, after opening Luella's Southern Kitchen and working there for eight years, he decided to keep mac 'n' cheese on the menu, and use a recipe that's "basically the same."
Tia Barrett, the beverage director and operations manager of Lincoln Park's Esmé, pours a drink
February 14, 2023 | Daniel Hautzinger
The exuberantly creative Esmé presents plenty of culinary conundrums for beverage pairings, which are handled by Tia Barrett. But she also champions beverage producers who are people of color or have a charitable component.
A Kir Royale cocktail
February 13, 2023 | Daniel Hautzinger
We have a recipe for a riff on the classic Kir Royale from Tia Barrett, the beverage director for the exuberantly creative fine dining restaurant Esmé.
Max and Oskar in season 3 of Vienna Blood
February 12, 2023 | Daniel Hautzinger
Max and Oskar uncover a nationalist sect that might be involved with Ida Rego's death and also begin to suspect that they might be set up as they uncover a hidden plot.
Siegfried and Mrs. Hall in season 3 of All Creatures Great and Small
February 12, 2023 | Daniel Hautzinger
Germany's invasion of Poland has everyone holding their breath and reassessing priorities, contemplating big decisions that could change their lives—but their lives will be changed by war no matter what.