| Aug 4, 2014
| 8:15 AM
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...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 7:14 AM
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...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 1:11 PM
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....
| Jul 24, 2014
| 7:38 AM
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...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 7:30 PM
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...
| Oct 25, 2014
| 9:30 AM
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...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 8:56 AM
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]
| Aug 29, 2014
| 2:33 PM
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...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 1:26 PM
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...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 5:59 AM
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...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 12:30 PM
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...