Elisa Shoenberger

Elisa Shoenberger is a freelance writer and journalist in Chicago. She writes about books, food, art, and science. She also has written for the Huffington Post, Slate, WIRED Magazine, Boston Globe and others. She writes regularly for Book Riot, Murder & Mayhem and Cheese Professor. She is also co-founder and co-editor of the Antelope: A Journal of Oral History and Mayhem which just published issue 2: Code.

She has a B.A. in Latin American History from the University of Chicago, M.A. in Latin American Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and an M.B.A. in Marketing and Operations Management from Loyola University Chicago. She’s obsessed with dogsledding, murder mysteries and cheese. She plays alto saxophone in her spare time.

All Articles From Elisa Shoenberger

10 of Our Favorite Independent Bookstores in Chicago

Beyond the shelves, these shops also have knowledgeable staff, excellent cafes and community events

Where to Go for the Best Brunch in Chicago Right Now

Decadent French toast? Or top-tier fried chicken? It's all on the menu.

Defying the Chicago Style, the Sweet Hot Dog Is Having a Moment

These five sausages are bolstered by gummy bears, Froot Loops, ice cream and other sweet treats

How This Black-Owned Craft Brewery Found Success at Warp Speed

The co-founders of Chicago’s Funkytown detail how they went from taste tests at barbecues to being stocked in 200 shops around the city

Here’s Exactly How to Become the Next Big Craft Beer Baron

With advice and strategies from the guys behind Chicago’s Pilot Project Brewing

How a Chicago BBQ Lover Got His Sauce Into Nearly 200 Stores

Notes on an entrepreneurial home run from John B. Perkins of Johnny B’s

Yohance Joseph Lacour Is the Sneaker World's Greatest Redemption Story

Five years ago, he was working leather in prison. Now he's making some of the most exotic kicks on earth.