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  • Elizabeth chef working on a second restaurant

    Elizabeth chef working on a second restaurant
    Wanted: Name for a restaurant concept that includes coffee, brioche and pierogi. Iliana Regan, chef and owner of Elizabeth (4835 N. Western Ave., 773-681-0651), is working on a new concept, one that would feature coffee, toast, brioche and brioche...
  • Dove's Luncheonette opens Monday in Wicker Park

    Dove's Luncheonette opens Monday in Wicker Park
    With little fanfare, the newest restaurant from James Beard Award-winning restaurant group One Off Hospitality opened in Wicker Park Monday morning. Dove’s Luncheonette¬†(1545 N. Damen Ave.), a 41-stool counter diner serving “Southern-...
  • First Bites Bash tickets on sale now

    First Bites Bash tickets on sale now
    Tickets are on sale today for First Bites Bash, a chef-studded gala that kicks off Chicago Restaurant Week each year. Alpana Singh will be the celebrity host for next season's bash, which will take place Jan. 29 at Union Station. Chef tastings,...
  • Bravo's 'Best New Restaurant' Gets Premiere, Sets Competitors

    Forget bloggers' end-of-year top 10 roundups and magazines' editorial lists, Bravo wants to take foodies behind the scenes of how the sausage is made, so to speak, when determining what will become America's "Best New Restaurant." The series, hosted by...
  • Top 5 foods at Six Flags Great America

    Top 5 foods at Six Flags Great America
    Every time I visit a Disneyland or Adventure Island, I make sure my diet adheres to the theme park food pyramid — equal servings of fried, sugared and sausage. (Can you imagine someone inventing a hot dog churro?) The formula for amusement park...
  • Prasino in Wicker Park closes; La Grange still open

    Prasino in Wicker Park closes; La Grange still open
    Prasino abruptly shuttered its Wicker Park restaurant Monday. DNAInfo reported the closing left 50 employees out of a job, and that a worker who answered the door claimed the closure wasn't for financial reasons, but for "a partnership that broke up."...
  • Cemitas Puebla opens West Loop location Saturday

    Cemitas Puebla opens West Loop location Saturday
    Cemitas Puebla, the quirky Humboldt Park taqueria known for its belly-busting sandwiches, is opening its second location this Saturday in ... guess where? The West Loop. It’ll join an already formidable restaurant row on Fulton Market between...
  • Restaurant review: Boltwood, in Evanston ★★

    Restaurant review: Boltwood, in Evanston ★&#9733
    Brian Huston had no idea that his 2-month-old Evanston restaurant, Boltwood, would be so popular. Or so noisy. The popularity he loves. Huston had made a name for himself as the opening chef de cuisine at The Publican, where he worked for six years, but...
  • Spike Mendelsohn wins Chicago's Hamburger Hop

    Spike Mendelsohn wins Chicago's Hamburger Hop
    Spike came. Spike cooked. Spike conquered. Spike Mendelsohn, whose Good Stuff Eatery restaurants are in the Washington D.C., and Philadelphia areas, was guest chef and big winner in Friday night's Hamburger Hop, besting 14 other competitors. The...
  • Parthenon blazes a trail

    Parthenon blazes a trail
    There was a time, young adults of a certain age will recall, when parents donned jackets or high heels on their way to partake, first-timers perhaps nervously, of the vogue Japanese "delicacy," sushi. Most kids precocious enough to know their parents...
  • Archive: Despite changes in the kitchen, stylish Gordon has aged gracefully

    Archive: Despite changes in the kitchen, stylish Gordon has aged gracefully
    This review first appeared in the Chicago Tribune on Oct. 6, 1989. When Gordon opened 12 years ago, it was the brash new kid with a hey-look-at-me attitude. Everything about it seemed intended to boggle the mind and eyes, from the eclectic decor to...