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Hi.

My name is Gary Zidek. Welcome to The Arts Section. Tune into the radio program every Sunday morning on WDCB 90.9 & 90.7 FM or listen to it online here. I'll be showcasing a variety of arts & entertainment, as well as.highlighting some creative ideas.

What's It Like Writing For a Travel Guide?

What's It Like Writing For a Travel Guide?

WDCB’s Gary Zidek sits down with Chicago-based food writer Amy Cavanaugh to talk about her experiences writing the dining recommendations in Fodors 2019 Chicago Travel Guide.

Have you ever picked up a travel guide before heading out on vacation?

The books come in all shapes and sizes, produced by Rick Steves, Michelin, Fodors or Frommer’s

Have you ever wondered who writes the reviews and recommendations inside those guides?

Chicago-based food writer Amy Cavanaugh is a senior editor at Plate Magazine. And she’s also the writer responsible for the dining section in Fodor’s 2019 Chicago Travel guide.

Gary had a bunch of questions. How does she choose where to go? What is she looking for at the restaurants she does visit? Does she think about the fact that her opinion could impact a restaurant’s success?

Listen to their conversation above.

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You can check out Cavanaugh’s Chicago recommendations in the 2019 Chicago Fodors Travel Guide, which is available everywhere travel books are sold.

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