Jean Iversen is a writer, editor, and communications specialist. She is the author of Local Flavor: Restaurants That Shaped Chicago’s Neighborhoods (Northwestern University Press, 2018), which chronicles the histories of eight legendary Chicago restaurants and illustrates their significant impact on the development of the city’s neighborhoods.
A lifelong Chicagoland resident, Jean is best known as the author and publisher of BYOB Chicago, a definitive guide to the vibrant bring-your-own-bottle dining scene in Chicagoland. The book was featured in Chicago Tribune, Chicago Magazine, 190 North, Chicago Sun-Times, and more.
Jean has also published articles in Crain’s Chicago Business, The Takeout, Daily Herald, and others. Check out recent samples.