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  • 2014's top-performing chain restaurants revealed

    2014's top-performing chain restaurants revealed
    Once a year, QSR magazine, the leading trade publication of the quick service restaurant industry, publishes its list of the country’s top performing chain restaurants. The QSR 50 is a fascinating list to pore over if you want to track the eating...
  • Drink this: Honey lemonade

    Drink this: Honey lemonade
    Honey lemonade: At Jolane's Restaurant & Bar in Glenview, the perks are seemingly endless: classic home-style cooking for brunch, lunch and dinner; free Wi-Fi with any purchase; spacious outdoor seating for sunny weather; and a cocktail list that includes...
  • Takashi to close at year's end

    Takashi to close at year's end
    Two days after receiving a Michelin star for the fifth consecutive year, Takashi Yagihashi announced he’ll be closing his eponymous Bucktown restaurant at the end of the year. “This is totally a personal decision,” Takashi said....
  • Tickets for special Rick Bayless dinners on sale at 10 a.m. today

    Tickets for special Rick Bayless dinners on sale at 10 a.m. today
    Rick Bayless will square off against three other top chefs in a friendly battle of Mexican food and drink at Mod Mex & Mod Mix, a two-day event taking place Sept. 13 and 14 at Kendall College (900 N. North Branch St.). Tickets for the events ($95 on...
  • Restaurant owner, parent company plead guilty in sale of whale meat

    Restaurant owner, parent company plead guilty in sale of whale meat
    The parent company and owner of a Santa Monica restaurant pleaded guilty Monday to federal charges stemming from serving meat from the endangered Sei whale to undercover investigators in 2009 and 2010. Typhoon Restaurant Inc. and owner Brian Vidor...
  • From art student to Acadia

    From art student to Acadia
    10:45 p.m. is not the usual time for an interview, but that is how it worked out. As I entered Acadia on South Wabash, pastry chef Ji Yoon greeted me from behind the host stand. She had been waiting for me, and was dressed in her civilians, ready to...
  • Friday food links: Michelin countdown, sausage metaphor

    Friday food links: Michelin countdown, sausage metaphor
    Food news, tidbits and links I've been reading today, found interesting, posted here, and the cycle begins anew. - FYI: Chicago's 2015 Michelin Guide will be released two months from today. Leaks will probably come earlier. [@ElizabethOnFood] -...
  • Paul Virant's Vistro debuts in Hinsdale

    Paul Virant's Vistro debuts in Hinsdale
    Paul Virant's restaurant Vie is about to get some competition as the western suburbs' best restaurant. From Paul Virant. Vistro, a casual, family friendly restaurant, will debut Saturday at 112 S. Washington St. in Hinsdale, in the space that once...
  • Hot Doug's cuts off the line

    Hot Doug's cuts off the line
    It’s no longer good enough to get in line at Hot Doug’s (3324 N. California Ave.) an hour or two after the Avondale restaurant opens. On Wednesday,  the line was cut off less than 10 minutes after the doors opened. The traditionally long lines...
  • Gemini Bistro marks anniversary with $5 deals

    Gemini Bistro marks anniversary with $5 deals
    Gemini Bistro (2075 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-525-2522) turns 5 years old today, and the Lincoln Park restaurant is celebrating with a week's worth of $5 dining and drinking specials. Owners Ryan and Anna O'Donnell start Tuesday by offering Gemini's...
  • One for the Table: Turkey's delicious second act

    One for the Table: Turkey's delicious second act
    Oneforthetable.com Forget about Thanksgiving dinner. I can't wait until the day after Thanksgiving for leftovers. When else during the year can you look forward to turkey soup, turkey chopped liver, smoked turkey sandwiches and, above all, turkey hash in...