‘The Bear’ helping Rahm battle homesickness in Japan

‘The Bear’ helping Rahm battle homesickness in Japan.

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Jeremy Allen White (left) and and Ebon Moss-Bachrach in a scene from “The Bear” on FX. White stars as Carmen “Carmy” Berzatto, a five-star chef running a Chicago dive sandwich shop that he inherited from his older brother.

Former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, a Chi-town native who is now on the world stage as our U.S. ambassador to Japan, has found a new way to battle nostalgia.

Filmed in Chicago in February and March, the series is about “food, family, the grind and a sense of urgency in the process of transforming the owner of The Original Beef of Chicagoland shop,” according to the series website.

And bingo! Who knew? The list of show credits, which includes a 95% Chicago relay crew, is also co-produced by Chicago’s Carrie Holt de Lama, a very close family friend whose husband is former Chicago Tribune Foreign Editor George de Lama. Whoa!

“Mike, did you know l put an old photo of George as a young Trib reporter (er … when he looked like a mustachioed protest icon) on the wall of friends in the Bear’s kitchen?” Carriechuckled.

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