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Janet Rausa Fuller

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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 »

September 27, 2016

Sunday's Kultura Festival is your chance to try the much-hyped treat, but only if you pre-order it.

Lincoln Park & Old Town »

September 23, 2016

The $5 on-demand service offers 30-minute delivery — Saturdays only — from Green City Market.

Back of the Yards & Brighton Park »

September 23, 2016

Back of the Yards business imports and sells saffron grown in Afghanistan.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

August 15, 2016

Neighbors are petitioning Bow Truss owner Phil Tadros to switch from Black Dog Gelato to Amorino.

Wicker Park & Bucktown »

August 8, 2016

A handful of shops and restaurants started stocking the company's first four products a few weeks ago.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park & Norwood Park »

July 26, 2016

If you're looking for nitro coffee, The Cafe at LeFlour has that, too.

Lakeview & Wrigleyville »

July 21, 2016

The shop added booze-flavored cotton candy to its lineup of sweets for adults.

Logan Square & Humboldt Park »

July 20, 2016

An instructor from Tula Yoga will lead Sunday's class at Metropolitan Farms.