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  • Perry's celebrating with 79-cent pork chop

    Perry's celebrating with 79-cent pork chop
    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...
  • 2014 Chicago fall beer festival guide

    2014 Chicago fall beer festival guide
    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...
  • Drink this: Bourbon Berry Smash

    Drink this: Bourbon Berry Smash
    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,...
  • Restaurant review: Next's 'Trio' menu

    Restaurant review: Next's 'Trio' menu
    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...
  • 'Top Chef' dish: Chicago contestant reveals her survival tactics

     'Top Chef' dish: Chicago contestant reveals her survival tactics
    "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...
  • Dining events: Celebrate Hispanic heritage, be a sommelier and more

    Dining events: Celebrate Hispanic heritage, be a sommelier and more
    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...
  • 'Bob's Burgers' brunch at Parts and Labor

    'Bob's Burgers' brunch at Parts and Labor
    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...
  • Pair your cocktail with pears

    Pair your cocktail with pears
    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...
  • New and coming soon Wicker Park bars and restaurants

    New and coming soon Wicker Park bars and restaurants
    RECENTLY OPENED Dove's Luncheonette 1545 N. Damen Ave. 773-645-4060 Stylish diner dishing out Northern Mexican-inspired fare >>Read our review  Bordel Puncheon Club & Cabaret 721 W. Division St. 773-227-8600 Throwback cocktails above Black Bull...
  • 2015 James Beard Awards nominations open today

    2015 James Beard Awards nominations open today
    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...
  • Julia Child gets her own postage stamp

    Julia Child gets her own postage stamp
    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. Child,...