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Janet Rausa Fuller

Reporter/Producer @jrfull Contact

Janet is a Freelance Reporter/Producer at DNAinfo.com Chicago covering food and drink.

She comes to DNAinfo.com after 13 years at the Sun-Times, the last four as food editor. She joined the paper in 1998 as a sports editorial assistant. She was a features reporter and general assignment metro reporter, during which time she started a food news beat.

Janet has been nominated twice for a James Beard Foundation Journalism Award, for a 2007 story that used DNA testing to show mislabeling of fish at sushi restaurants and a 2011 series about a 57-year-old beginner home cook.

A Kansas native, Janet attended the University of Illinois at Chicago on a tennis scholarship and worked for three years at the American Bar Association before journalism came calling. She lives with her husband and two daughters in the Irving Park neighborhood, dangerously close to Hot Doug's, Urban Belly and Kuma's.

Fun fact: In 1999, Janet ate nine Krispy Kremes in the car from Midway Airport to the Sun-Times. She worked the night shift that evening with no ill effects.

 

Logan Square & Humboldt Park »

July 20, 2017

No-frills food, efficient service and charm define these neighborhood fixtures.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

April 11, 2017

Many were speakeasies during Prohibition; a few have been in the same family for generations.  

West Loop, Near West Side, Pilsen »

December 9, 2016

The Shaved Black Truffle Pilsner is on tap at Moody Tongue in Pilsen, but when it's gone, it's gone.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

December 2, 2016

The open-source website maps fruit trees, edible plants and even dumpsters — but pick with discretion.

Wicker Park & Bucktown »

November 2, 2016

Owner Terese McDonald moved out of the Shops at North Bridge to open this fourth store.

Lakeview & Wrigleyville »

October 31, 2016

XO Marshmallow's Lindzi Shanks and Kat Connor will roll out the treat next month, thanks to Kickstarter.

Lincoln Square, Albany Park, Roscoe Village & North Center »

October 21, 2016

Just launched in Chicago, the business helps buffets sell food that would otherwise get tossed.

West Loop, Near West Side, Pilsen »

October 18, 2016

Get your fill of Hong Kong egg waffles, Laotian baked eggs and more at the Nov. 6 event.