| Nov 9, 2014
| 10:41 AM
Marcus Samuelsson, the chef and food television personality, saw a problem with how iconic African-American tourist attractions would get visited: "What it was like 10 years ago was, (someone would) jump onto a bus, hop out, take a picture, jump back on...
| Jul 24, 2014
| 10:30 AM
There is no doubting the power of sangria. Pull a pitcher from the fridge as party guests arrive and no one needs much encouragement to start pouring glasses. It feels fancy and instantly festive, but sangria is also one of the easiest big-...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 8:24 AM
Emmanuel Abidemi, chef and owner behind Bolat Restaurant & Lounge (3346 N. Clark St., 773-665-1100), the Lakeview restaurant specializing in food from sub-Saharan Africa, is offering a free prix fixe meal to 20 couples on Wednesdays, now through Dec. 24....
| Sep 17, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Butter and white wine ... already you know this is good!
These are the key ingredients for beurre blanc (literally "white butter"), a traditional French sauce with simple ingredients. Quite elegant and versatile for many dishes, it'...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 1:27 PM
Expect one totally delicious feast next month at Common Threads' Fourth Annual Cook-Off when Mercat a la Planxa's Cory Morris and River Roast's John Hogan go up against Moto restaurant's Claire Crenshaw, TWO Restaurant and Bar's Tom Van Lente, Hisanobu...
| Dec 7, 2014
| 3:00 AM
In honor of National Pizza Day, here's another look at a pizzeria in Dunning:
We are a city divided by pizza lines. Where do you side? The deep-dish faction stands its ground. The thin-crust sausage/cheese camp cries, "No, no, we won't go!" The...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 3:26 PM
Being a TV celebrity has its perks, but when it's time for the Emmys, getting to share a three-course meal with your fellow stars at the annual Emmy Awards Governors Ball has to be pretty high on the list. We're only guessing here, but filet mignon...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 3:00 AM
In August, restaurateurs Billy Lawless and Paul Virant separately opened casual concepts aimed at very specific audiences.
Lawless, who owns The Gage and The Dawson, closed Henri, his fine-dining French restaurant, in June to create the more...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 9:19 AM
Many of the world's enduringly favored wines are blends of grape varieties. Red Rioja, Cotes du Rhone, Champagne, Chianti Classico, Chateauneuf du Pape, port, the GSM (grenache, syrah, mourvedre) blends of Australia — the list is long.
| Sep 13, 2014
Veneto, land of the V's.
This region in Italy's northeast — of the 20 regions that make up the country, its most prolific winemaker — has a lock on the 22nd letter of the alphabet, beginning with the beginning of its own name.
A third of...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 11:00 AM
The great American food court that rose with the shopping malls of the 1970s is fast disappearing. And in its place is the modern equivalent: a curated roster of restaurants and food purveyors that are more likely to serve a grass-fed beef burger on a...