| Aug 12, 2014
| 7:20 AM
Here’s a restaurant that really defies easy categorization. Flip through the May St. Cafe and you’ll find ceviche, Argentinian-style (baked) Angus beef empanadas in French puff pastry, Puerto Rican-style paella and, oh yes, prime steaks....
| Aug 19, 2014
| 7:36 AM
Barely a mile from its original Lake Street location, Blackwood BBQ opened its second store at the Presidential Towers several Fridays ago.
"Going about six blocks (from original location), I'd say 95 percent of people didn't even know who we are," said...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 3:00 AM
An alarm went off in the cheesemaking community this year when the Food and Drug Administration expressed major concerns about the safety of aging cheese on wood, because it absorbs and retains harmful bacteria.
The FDA later backed away from...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 9:59 AM
Revival Social Club (1133 W. Granville Ave, 773-293-6435) had its soft opening today. Located in the former M. Henrietta space, the full menu and bar will officially launch Wednesday. The restaurant, which will be open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 3:19 PM
You're probably familiar with traditional chili — a big bowl of red bursting with beef, vegetables, beans and spices that'll make you sweat.
But you might not know Cincinnati chili. It's a whole different beast.
It's soupy, dotted with tiny...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 2:29 PM
You've been using vinegar to dress salads, put up pickles and, yes, even clean a few things around the kitchen.
Keep it up. But also consider that vinegar — cider, wine, sherry, balsamic, distilled — can be as important to a cook as salt and...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Winter's gloom isn't upon us yet, but its imminent arrival is palpable, visible in the lengthening afternoon shadows and in the depressing Old Farmer's Almanac forecasts being shared on Facebook.
When the polar vortex, or whatever we'll be calling it...
| Aug 13, 2014
It was one of those days where you feel the Chicago summer heat rising off the pavement, and one of those days that begs for rich gelato. The timing could not have been better for a conversation with Jessica "Jessie" Oloroso, owner and founder of...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 11:41 AM
Before kids everywhere hijacked the word, Yolo was known around these parts as the off-the-main-drag Mexican eatery in Skokie. It's an outlier for Mexican restaurants — more cozy than festive, homespun over frilly touches, quiet over loud, where...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 9:20 AM
If you plan on attending this weekend's Pitchfork Music Festival at Union Park, know that you can't bring in outside food, and there will be no in-out privileges. Which means you're stuck with the food options inside the festival. It's not all bad....
| Sep 16, 2014
| 7:34 AM
Land and Sea Dept.’s fourth installment of its From Good Stock supper club will take place Sept. 27. Held in Land and Sea Dept.’s artsy warehouse and office space (3124 W. Carroll Ave.), the four-course menu will be created by chef Alexandra...