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  • May St. Cafe: Elevating Latin comfort food

    May St. Cafe: Elevating Latin comfort food
    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....
  • Blackwood BBQ opens 2nd downtown location

    Blackwood BBQ opens 2nd downtown location
    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...
  • 5 restaurants to sample artisanal cheese now

    5 restaurants to sample artisanal cheese now
    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...
  • Revival Social Club opens in Edgewater

    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...
  • Vegan or not, Cincy chili is all about spices

    Vegan or not, Cincy chili is all about spices
    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...
  • The magic of vinegar can brighten, balance and sharpen your food

    The magic of vinegar can brighten, balance and sharpen your food
    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...
  • Restaurant review: mfk

    Restaurant review: mfk
    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...
  • For Black Dog's Oloroso, sweet is too simple

    For Black Dog's Oloroso, sweet is too simple
    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...
  • Yolo: Worthwhile mole in Skokie

    Yolo: Worthwhile mole in Skokie
    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...
  • Your food options at Pitchfork Festival 2014

    Your food options at Pitchfork Festival 2014
    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....
  • From Good Stock dinner to be held Sept. 27

    From Good Stock dinner to be held Sept. 27
    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...