| Sep 29, 2014
| 8:08 AM
To celebrate its one-year anniversary in Oakbrook Center, Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille (5 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, 630-571-1808) will mark the occasion with a #FlashbackFriday 79-cent Pork Chop Friday lunch this October for its first 100 customers...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 9:49 AM
Anyone who tells you beer is cheap hasn't been to a craft beer festival recently. I'm all for spending money on the good stuff—treat yo'self; quality is worth it; etc.—but if you start scooping up festival tickets left and right, $40 here...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 7:00 PM
Berry Bourbon Smash: At Mangal Bar and Grille in Ravenswood, a casual restaurant serving chic, seasonal twists on traditional Turkish and Mediterranean fare, the beer, wine and craft cocktails are notable standouts. On the shortlist of specialty drinks,...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 12:10 PM
After 10 iterations in which Next has looked outward, creating menus inspired by cuisine from turn-of-the-century Paris, street food from Thailand and the gastronomic wonders of El Bulli chef Ferran Adria, the shape-shifting Next has adopted an inward...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 2:00 PM
"Top Chef" Season 12 premieres Oct. 15 and of its 16 competitors, only one hails from Chicago: Trenchermen executive sous chef Rebecca LaMalfa.
A Culinary Institute of America graduate, she worked at several Michelin-rated restaurants, including Michael...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 9:57 AM
What to do Thursday and this weekend:
Celebrate Día de la Raza (the National Day of Spain) at National 27 (325 W. Huron St., 312-664-2727) tonight through Saturday. Tapas, paella and sangria specials are on the menu, as well as seasonal pumpkin and goat...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 8:57 AM
Care to enjoy a burger with the Belcher family? Parts and Labor (2700 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-360-7840) will begin hosting Bob’s Brunch on Saturdays, beginning at noon on Oct. 11. The restaurant will show episodes of Fox TV's "Bob's Burgers" on two...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 9:58 AM
The coming of fall is a bit easier to swallow with the wonderful shift in seasonal flavors. Ephemeral pears stand out, with their subtle flavor and intense juiciness. Chefs share their passions for pear cocktails with us.
"Pears are one of my favorite...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 10:00 PM
1545 N. Damen Ave. 773-645-4060
Stylish diner dishing out Northern Mexican-inspired fare
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Bordel Puncheon Club & Cabaret
721 W. Division St. 773-227-8600
Throwback cocktails above Black Bull...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 12:42 PM
The James Beard Foundation is accepting nominations for its 2015 awards starting today, and there are several new categories of note.
In the restaurant and chef awards (held May 4, 2015, at the Civic Opera House), outstanding baker is a new award this...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 1:39 PM
Julia Child dispatched millions of hungry Americans into the kitchen with a cheery "bon appetit!" The U.S. Postal Service is surely banking on those same fans trooping down to their local post offices to buy the new Julia Child postage stamps.