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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 »

July 18, 2016

Interns in the Ruckus Entrepreneurs program grow the herbs used in their body care products.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

July 7, 2016

Thinking of popping the question at one of Chicago's most romantic restaurants? Read this first.

Lakeview & Wrigleyville »

July 1, 2016

What began as a 24-seat coffee house has evolved into two restaurants, a farm, brewery and music venue.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

June 30, 2016

It's hard to believe, but there was a time when pizza in Chicago was a novelty.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

June 28, 2016

Only eight other restaurants that took part in the first Taste in 1980 are still in business.

Back of the Yards & Brighton Park »

June 10, 2016

The Pie Patch Farm, which broke ground last year, has started to yield its first full harvest.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

June 6, 2016

We've also got the (kind of) hidden way to find the rest of M Burger's decadent secret menu. Shhhh!