| Dec 20, 2012
652 W. Randolph St. 312-234-9494
Rating: !!! 1/2 (out of 4) Heating up
Some chefs spend their careers working in the upper echelon of fine-dining restaurants, only to throw their hands up and open a burger joint. Curtis Duffy is not one of...
| May 10, 2013
The Ravenswood 'hood, already home to a craft beer bar, Fountainhead, and a brewery, Begyle, could see the arrival of even more beer courtesy of a brewpub called Band of Bohemia.
Led by a team that includes an Alinea sommelier, Craig Sindelar, and a...
| May 10, 2013
| 6:23 PM
If you can think of no other gift for your mom on Mother's Day, there's always an easy fallback: Treat her to a meal after all the ones she has cooked for you. Here are some local restaurants offering holiday packages this weekend:
| May 11, 2013
| 4:30 PM
The Cannes Film Festival has always been the place to see and be seen. But after spending a week or more running between the jam-packed Croisette Palaces and red-carpet events, film execs and talent often wind up yearning for tranquility, privacy or...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 1:03 PM
The annual list of the "World's 50 Best Restaurants" has come out, and three-year champ Noma, in Copenhagen, has been knocked from its No. 1 perch.
El Celler de Can Roca, a Spanish restaurant presided over by the Roca brothers, has bumped René Redzepi's...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 1:15 PM
Good vs. Evil: An Evening with Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert
May 3, The Bushnell, 166 Capitol Ave., Hartford, (860) 987-6000, bushnell.org
Most chefs don't radiate calm and goodwill. The kitchen has always been a place of heat and energy...
| May 2, 2013
In the last six months, three highly regarded restaurant chef/operators — Stephanie Izard of Girl & the Goat, Graham Elliot of his eponymous restaurant, and David Flom and Matt Moore of Chicago Cut Steakhouse — have opened sequel restaurants,...
| May 5, 2013
| 7:25 PM
NEW YORK — Your $400 date at Carbone doesn't begin with anything fancy. No caviar, no foie gras.
Instead, your waiter appears in a red Zac Posen tuxedo, looking and sounding like Joe Pesci in "My Cousin Vinny." He pierces a chunk of Parmesan...
| Apr 18, 2013
Though Sunday brunch is a year-round option, warm and sunny weather is what brings out the crowds. I can attest to that, having spent most of the last 10 fairly miserable (weatherwise) weekends hitting one brunch after another; I don't think I found a...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 1:52 PM
Las Vegas is known for its outsized restaurants and nightclubs, but Thursday's opening of Hakkasan Las Vegas at the MGM Grand raised the bar for them all.
The five-level, 80,000-square-foot venue is being dubbed the new king of clubs and is reported...
| Apr 20, 2013
Who wouldn't say yes? When the dean of the professional cooking school where I'd enrolled many years ago as a special student in wine realized he wouldn't have the time to tutor me, he proposed something else: studying in Paris. "There's a professional...