PRESS & MEDIA INQUIRIES
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Plate Magazine: HaiSous’ Octopus Salad
JUN 13, 2019 — Using a whipped cream whipper with one charge (if you want aeration) or a spoon, spread a thin, even layer of coconut cream on bottom of a plate.
Seven Essential Chicago Restaurants Every Foodie Must Try
JUNE 5, 2019 — It seems right that a hot food destination like Chicago is popularly known as The Windy City. While restaurants seem to blow in and out of town as quickly as the seasons, there are those rare few ones—be they old or new—that manage to grab hold of our hearts and palates in equal measure and appear destined to become celebrated stalwarts on the city’s food scene.
The Best New Restaurants in Chicago Right Now
May 1, 2019 — “Game of Thrones” got it all wrong. Winter is over! And not a moment too soon — we welcome the budding trees and the spring rains with barely suppressed glee.
Craving: Appetizers, small plates and snacks — our quest for Chicago's best starters
MAY 1, 2019 — Banh la dua at HaiSous: Reinvigorate your brunch routine at HaiSous, where you’ll find relief from the typical slog of mascarpone-stuffed French toast with the thoughtful and nuanced Vietnamese fare you’d expect from this Pilsen favorite.
Fooditor: CHICAGO IN A BOX: THE TIME OUT MARKET FOOD HALL
APR 5, 2019 — THE PHRASE “FOOD HALL” MOSTLY COMES FROM Harrod’s, London’s department store for the posh, and so does Didier Souillat, CEO of Time Out Market—he was in fact director of the famous Harrod’s food hall, where for generations toffs have ordered up a picnic basket of foie gras and cold grouse with a couple of bottles of Lynch-Bages to take along while roughing it.
South China Morning Post: From Vietnamese refugee to co-owner of acclaimed Chicago restaurant HaiSous
MAR 29, 2019 — Chef Thai Dang’s journey to the top has encompassed everything from heartbreak to homely Vietnamese cuisine
Chicago Tribune: Time Out Market announces first wave of food vendors, and it's an all-star, all-Chicago lineup
MAR 25, 2019 — Time Out Market Chicago, from the group behind the Time Out magazines and guides, has released the names of about half the chefs who’ll be part of its 50,000-square-foot, three-level market and cultural venue opening in the heart of Fulton Market later this year.
Time Out Chicago: Time Out Market Chicago reveals first lineup of chefs
MAR 25, 2019 — Brian Fisher, Thai Dang, the Purple Pig and more heading to Time Out Market Chicago
NANTUCKET WINE & FOOD
MAR 18, 2019 — For over twenty years, the Nantucket Wine & Food Festival has brought distinguished winemakers and chefs together for a world-class epicurean celebration. 30 miles off the coast of Cape Cod, this unique setting creates the backdrop for what has become one of the most celebrated events of its kind in the world.
CBS Chicago: ‘It’s Another Cost, It’s Another Permit’; HaiSous Owners Share Costs Of Opening A Business In Chicago; ‘It Was A Whirlwind’
MAR 15, 2019 — It’s the American dream to open your own business, but it can be an expensive bureaucratic headache. CBS 2 Morning Insider Vince Gerasole walks us through the costly steps in Chicago. Their specialty is Vietnamese food, but long before HaiSous in Pilsen could warm up for the dinner crowd, owners had a lot on their plate.
WGN: Lunchbreak: Saigonese style crispy rice crepe with shrimp and bacon, lettuce and Vietnamese herbs
MAR 5, 2019 — Click for WGN’s Lunchbreak segment with Chef Thai demonstrating how to make a classic Vietnamese crispy crepe.
MS Awareness Month in Illinois
FEB 28, 2019 — Dine to End MS is a program that offers restaurant patrons the opportunity to donate to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society throughout the month of March, which is MS Awareness Month.
James Beard Foundation: The 2019 James Beard Award Semifinalists
FEB 27, 2019 — We're thrilled to announce our 2019 Restaurant and Chef Award semifinalists! Read on for the semifinalists in all categories, from Best New Restaurant to Outstanding Chef. We'll announce the final Restaurant and Chef Award nominees, as well as the nominees for our Media and Restaurant Design Awards, in Houston on Wednesday, March 27.
BEST CHEF: GREAT LAKES: THAI DANG
RESY: 15 QUESTIONS WITH HAISOUS’ THAI DANG
FEB 13, 2019 — A year out from its James Beard Awards nomination for Best New Restaurant, HaiSous is settling into its standing as a newly-minted icon of Chicago’s dining scene. Just days before Chicago Tribune restaurant critic Phil Vettel praised partners Thai and Danielle Dang for excellence and innovation, we caught up with chef Thai Dang on his entrepreneurial and triumphant return, philosophy on immigration, and keeping business in the family.
Time Out Chicago: Chicago Restaurant Week is extended through February 12
FEB 6, 2019 — If last week's arctic temperatures forced you to cancel your Chicago Restaurant Week reservation, it's your lucky day: The annual culinary event, which was supposed to end on Thursday, will now extend through Tuesday, February 12. That means you've got five extra days to cash in on dining deals for brunch, lunch and dinner.
Eater Chicago: Where to Eat Chicken Wings in Chicago
FEB 1, 2019 — Chicagoans love their chicken wings no matter what season. Korean, Buffalo, Caribbean, and more — there's a great variety to pluck from all across the city. There are chicken wing shacks, barbecues, and fine dining restaurants which all respect the power of the wing.
Time Out Chicago: The 35 best restaurants in Chicago you have to try
JAN 22, 2019 — Chicago's best restaurants come in many shapes and sizes, from fine dining heavyweights and chef-fueled newcomers to mom-and-pop sandwich shops and fan-favorite pizza joints. At times, it can feel like there too many great options. This belt-busting food scene shows no signs of slowing down, so we cut to the chase and ranked our essentials—the spots that belong on every Chicagoan’s short list. We call it the Time Out EAT List.
Thrillist: The Best Food City in Every State
JAN 17, 2019 — There are 50 states. All of them nifty. And each with its own unique flavor. As a site dedicated to unabashed love of food cities, we know more than most that not all cities are cut from the same culinary cloth.
ABC News: Chicago Restaurant Week 2019: Best international cooking, reservation recommendations
JAN 25, 2019 — With nearly 400 restaurants participating in Chicago Restaurant Week this year, including over 100 first-timers and 45 choices in the suburbs, there are plenty of ways for you to take advantage. One of them is experiencing some of the best international cooking in the city.
CHOOSE CHICAGO: A Food Lover’s Weekend
JAN 22, 2019 — Most Chicagoans know that the best tacos are in Pilsen, but that's not all this Latinx community has to offer. If you aren't stopping at just mom-and-pop tamales and taquerias, see if you can get in at HaiSous, a modern Vietnamese kitchen. Settle in for a cup of coffee at the Jumping Bean Cafe, hang out for Dusek's Board and Beer for brunch, or go all-in on a DIY Pilsen brewery tour.
FSR Magazine: Casual Dining is Gaining Ground
JAN 2019 — After years of hemorrhaging customers to counter-service competitors, casual-dining eateries are finding ways to adapt to changing diner expectations—investing in menu upgrades, digital ordering, and delivery, and homing in on meaningful traffic rather than deal-chasers.
CBS Chicago: Where Employees Affected By The Government Shutdown Can Find Assistance And Special Offers
JAN 17, 2019 — According to the Washington Post, almost 30,000 federal workers, live in the Chicago region. Below is a list of business and organizations offering free and discounted items and services to those impacted by the current government shutdown.
Matador Network: The best coffee shops in Chicago right now
JAN 16, 2019 WHEN YOU THINK of a great city for coffee in the US, it’s likely that Seattle or San Francisco is the first to come to mind. Chicago is probably not on that list for you, but it should be. The City of Big Shoulders has actually been a major player on the coffee scene for a long time, with some excellent coffee shops and boutique roasters producing some superb gourmet coffees.
Eater Chicago: 16 Stellar All-Day Cafes in Chicago
JAN 16, 2019 — Some days, there’s nothing better than finding a spot to hunker down for the whole day — a spot to drink coffee, get work done, do a little reading, and even hang out for dinner with a glass of wine or beer. The following Chicago cafes are perfect for exactly that, open for breakfast and lunch with exceptional coffee programs and a welcoming atmosphere to comfortably hang out for drinks and dinner when the sun sets.
Book Club Chicago: Free Groceries, Meals Available For Furloughed Government Employees During Shutdown
JAN 14, 2019 — Furloughed government workers affected by the record-breaking government shutdown can get free and discounted food this week.
HaiSous Vietnamese Kitchen in Pilsen and its sister restaurant, Cà Phê Đá, are offering specials to furloughed federal workers as the government enters its 24th day of the shutdown, according to a news release.
Eater Chicago: The 38 Essential Chicago Restaurants, Winter 2019
JAN 8, 2019 ― It’s time to update the Eater 38, the answer to any question that begins, “Can you recommend a restaurant?” This highly elite group covers the entire city, spans myriad cuisines and collectively satisfies all restaurant needs.
Time Out Chicago: Chicago Restaurant Week
JAN 8, 2019 ― Open wide! Chicago Restaurant Week is back with 395 eateries offering dining deals from January 25 through February 7. For 14 belt-busting days, Chicagoans can cash in on special prix-fixe menus for brunch and lunch ($24) and dinner ($36–$48).
DINING OUT CHICAGO: In the Kitchen with Thai Dang from HaiSous
JAN 2019 ― The Chicago food scene is booming with a plethora of Italian, Mexican, and American bistros popping up. When was the last time you took a culinary trip to Vietnam though? The cuisine is rich in color, flavor, and, in the case of chef Thai Dang’s food, also rich in history!
MODERN LUXURY: Chicago City Guide 2019
PILSEN ― An entry point for German, Irish and Bohemian immigrants since the mid-19th century, the Pilsen neighborhood has cultivated a vital ethnic flavor savored through its outstanding cuisine, refined architecture and vibrant cultural history.
CS Magazine: Winner’s Circle
JAN/FEB 2019 ― Ahead of this year’s Jean Banchet Awards, past winners dish on what winning meant to them and what followed.