Signature Chef

Abe Conlon

James Beard Award winner Abe Conlon’s cooking career began when he was just 15 years old—around the same time the rest of us were just eating what we could microwave. After years of working under some of the world’s top culinary leaders, the celebrated chef and his business partner, Adrienne Lo, opened Fat Rice in Logan Square in 2012, transporting Chicagoans to Macau, China. As a tribute to Time Out Market’s origins in Lisbon, Conlon uses the kitchen here to create rustic, hearty dishes inspired by his travels to the Portuguese mainland. Whatever you do, don’t leave without a pair of custardy pastéis de nata (custard tarts). See bio