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Cooking Picadillo with Melissa Forman & Jeanne Sparrow on WCIU You & Me This Morning

Chicago’s Best Latin American Asian Fusion Food! 02.16.16  Amy Le chats with us about her new restaurant, The Spotted Monkey! The Spotted Monkey has unique offerings inspired by Asian and Latin American cuisine. – Watch the segment  here at WCIU  Spotted Monkey Picadillo Recipe Ingredients 1 medium onion, chopped 1 garlic clove, chopped 1 large […]

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Flavor trends venture all over the map via Food Business News

2.16.2016 By Donna Berry KANSAS CITY — According to the “What’s Hot” culinary forecast from the National Restaurant Association in Washington, D.C., international flavors continue to influence the menus of all types of restaurants, with African flavors being the hottest new cuisine to be explored by chefs around the country. Middle Eastern flavors are also […]

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WGN TV’s Lunchbreak: Spotted Monkey chef Amy Le makes guajillo shrimp bacos

Missed Chef Amy Le on WGN’s Lunchbreak segment?  Learn how to make some guajillo shrimp bacos at home via WGN’s Midday Lunch Break. Watch video here  Guajillo Shrimp Bacos with Corn Salsa Guajillo Chili Sauce 6 dried guajillo peppers stemmed, seeded, torn into pieces* 4 dried pasilla peppers stemmed, seeded, torn into pieces* 3 dried […]

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Saucy Porka Owner Opens Spotted Monkey Asian-Latin Fusion in Loop via Chicago Eater

By Ashok Selvam Dec 17, 2015,  @Shokdiesel Chicago Eater Will chef Amy Le have another lunchtime hit on her hands? The owner of weekday lunch fave Saucy Porka continues to expand with the opening ofSpotted Monkey, a new fusion lunch spot in the Financial District. Chef Amy Le once more brings together Southeast Asian and Latin […]

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Looking for more things to do and new places to eat this new year? Check out Spotted Monkey’s write up in Afar.com

By Danielle Braff New opening | Restaurant Spotted Monkey Spotted Monkey, the eagerly anticipated Latin-Asian eatery, joins the financial district thanks to Chef Amy Le, who is also the chef and founder of the popular Saucy Porka. Breakfast and lunch specials include rice bowls, banh mi sandwiches, hearty soups, and their signature Baucos (bao bun–style tacos with shrimp, […]

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Spotted Monkey: Latin-Asian Fusion in The Loop via Zagat

By Sarah Freeman | December 17, 2015 Master of fusion foods Amy Le is at it again with her second restaurant, Spotted Monkey. Following her first restaurant Saucy Porka and defunct food truck Duck ‘n’ Roll, she dives deeper into the intersection of Latin and Asian cuisines. The menu features her signature bacos (bao meets […]

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Foodable TV’s Q&A with Spotted Monkey’s Amy Le about her journey from ‪Foodtruck‬ to brick-and-mortar!

It might seem like a big leap to go from journalist and social media/public relations professional to a food truck owner, but for Chicagoan Amy Le, it makes perfect sense. “To me, journalists are historians and storytellers,” says Le, who quit her social media gig at GrubHub to launch the Duck N Roll food truck […]

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The Ghost Guest Food Review of Spotted Monkey

If you’re looking for a new downtown lunch option, I have the place for you! Spotted Monkey is a new, counter-service breakfast and lunch spot in Chicago’s Financial District. Spotted Monkey is the third eatery by chef and proprietor Amy Le, who also runs Saucy Porka, and previously ran the DuckNRoll food truck. Spotted Monkey, which is […]

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Introducing… Spotted Monkey

Introducing… Spotted Monkey
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Spotted Monkey restaurant, in Chicago’s Financial District, announced its opening today. As the third eatery by proprietor Amy Le, following the popular DuckNRoll food truck and Saucy Porka restaurant, Spotted Monkey’s Latin American-Asian concept isn’t merely fusion. It’s evolution. Transitioning from poultry to pig to primate may seem like the stuff of fantasy, but for […]

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