| Jun 13, 2014
| 1:30 PM
Toward the bottom of the financial district and a few short blocks from Staples Center, Faith & Flower is the latest grand restaurant downtown, convenient for the dude-bros flowing from the Convention Center and elegant enough for first dates, a logical...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 9:58 AM
The Chinese American Service League hosted its 35th anniversary dinner gala with nearly 700 guests at the Hilton Chicago on May 21. The event celebrated its 35 years of service to the community and included traditional Chinese dancing by children from...
| Jun 17, 2014
Despite all the digital travel resources that are now readily available, I'm still a fan of printed references. Although a senior, I'm not a luddite; when I travel, I carry the usual Wi-Fi notebook and smartphone, use Wi-Fi everywhere I stay and I'm...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Ambition on this level is rarely seen in the restaurant world. But if you’ve got nothing to lose, why not go for broke? That seems to be the operating philosophy of one Brandon Baltzley, who I wrote about here, and was later profiled in the...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 8:17 AM
A report out of Greenwich (Conn.) Patch, via Eater, is that Graham Elliot’s Connecticut restaurant, Primary Food & Drink, has closed. Restaurant manager David Wolvovsky told Patch the restaurant is "closed as of today — the issue being, it...
| Jul 25, 2014
| 8:05 AM
On a recent Wednesday, Harry Morton sits at the head of a conference table at the Pink Taco offices on Sunset Boulevard. To his left, a bookshelf displays framed photos of Morton in Vanity Fair and Men's Vogue along with articles on how at 27 years old,...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Toward the end of his documentary "Supermensch," actor-turned-filmmaker Mike Myers notes, "Shep Gordon is the nicest person I've ever met, hands down" -- a slightly redundant declaration by that point, given the largely worshipful tenor of this...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 10:00 PM
If you close your eyes at the Sea Harbour Restaurant for just a few moments, you could swear you're in Hong Kong, as servers and customers exchange rapid-fire Cantonese. When you open them, it's as if you've been teleported to the Pearl of the Orient;...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 12:45 PM
Q: I have moved to a desert climate — dry air, no snow, lots of rain during monsoons. I have heard that Michelin tires wear out quickly in this type of climate.
Is this so? Either way, can you recommend a good desert tire for a Chrysler minivan?...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 12:50 PM
True story: A teenager saw me with Matthea Harvey's new book of poems as I sat with it in a café and asked if she could look at it. She was the scowly sort, angry tattoo on her shoulder, who I thought was going to ask me if I had a cigarette; not,...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 9:02 AM
Some weeks ago, with equal parts eagerness and terror, I joined Eater.com's newly minted national restaurant critic Bill Addison for dinner. Actually, dinners, plural. We ate 23 dishes with wine pairings at three high-end Chicago restaurants over a span...