Jeffrey Michael Ruby
Pen Name: Jeff Ruby
Ruby lives in Chicago.
Biographical and Professional Information
Jeffrey Michael Ruby is the chief dining critic at Chicago magazine. He has reviewed restaurants and been an editor there since 1997. He spent 11 years as the magazine's humor columnist, and wrote a blog about his wife's various pregnancies. Ruby has also written features on food, sports, travel, and celebrities, and earned nine nominations from the City and Regional Magazine Association for best food/dining criticism and best column. His writing has appeared in Esquire, GQ, Playboy, Men's Journal, Food Network magazine, and pregnancy.org.
He wrote The Official Chicago Bar Guide in 2001 and Everybody Loves Pizza: The Deep Dish on America’s Favorite Food which was featured on The Food Network, History Channel, NPR, CBS, and Oprah. Penelope March Is Melting is his first novel.
- The Official Chicago Bar Guide: A Fun, Hip Guide to Over 350 Exciting Chicago Nightspots , Buckingham Books, 2001 *Everybody Loves Pizza: The Deep Dish on America's Favorite Food, Clerisy Press, 2005 - written with Penny Pollack
- Penelope March is Melting, Delacourte, 2017
Titles at Your Library
The Official Chicago Bar Guide: A Fun, Hip Guide to Over 350 Exciting Chicago Nightspots
Release Date: 2001-10
Everybody Loves Pizza: The Deep Dish on America's Favorite Food
Release Date: 2005-10-01
Gold Medal, National City and Regional Magazine Association for food/dining criticism, 2003 and 2004
Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances
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