| Sep 24, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Chef Brian Huston knew he was in trouble at the pre-opening party for his new Evanston restaurant Boltwood. "It was so loud," he said.
"It was terrible," agreed partner John Kim. "But we weren't not going to open."
So the 70-seat farm-to-table...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 8:10 AM
Coalfire Pizza will be opening a second location in Southport Avenue corridor this fall at 3707 N. Southport Ave. Coobah’s Jimmy Madla has partnered with Coalfire owners Dave Bonomi and Bill Carroll for the Neapolitan-style pizzeria’s new...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 8:45 AM
If you eat out a lot, as I do, eventually there’ll be enough dishes in your taste memory to divide good from bad, and great from good. Since we’re halfway through 2014 (seriously?!), here was an opportune time to revisit my year in dining to...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 9:41 AM
FREE STUFF ALERT: Today is July 11, so 7-Eleven does its annual promotion for people who line up upwards of 15 minutes for a free something that typically costs $1. If that's you, go forth and obtain your free 12 oz. Slurpee between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m....
| Oct 28, 2014
| 1:43 PM
Forget all the connotations of a chain restaurant. Umami Burger serves a legit serious burger, made with the care that a restaurant with 800-thread-count linens might employ. Plus, it's a burger style likely unfamiliar to most Chicago palates. As the name...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 8:26 AM
Massimo Bottura will be in town next month, and if you're wondering why you should care, he's the chef of Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy, which holds the maximum three-star rating from the Michelin Guide and has been ranked the number-three...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 3:58 PM
Ten Mile House (1700 Central St., Evanston, 847-905-0669) has opened for business.
The restaurant, a booming punt away from Northwestern University's Ryan Field, opened its doors at 4:30 p.m. Monday.
Chef Greg Carter's menu features a mix of pub-...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 2:00 PM
Chocolate lover's crepe: At Cafe Miele in Orland Park, casual dining feels fancy. Whether tucking in to croissant French toast with vanilla sauce for breakfast or relishing a Tuscan chicken panini melt for lunch, Cafe Miele's European influence in...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 8:57 AM
Set your alarm clocks: Elizabeth restaurant, known for its multi-course fine dining, is opening for doughnuts and dumplings from 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Saturday.
Billed as its "own little pop-up," customers can linger in the rearranged dining room or take...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 8:53 AM
News, notes and absurdities from the world of food:
- The Museum of Contemporary Art, in anticipation of its upcoming David Bowie exhibit, is serving a menu of Bowie-inspired dishes at MCA's Puck Cafe. The only one that really thematically works, in...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 8:32 AM
Roots Handmade Pizza (1924 W. Chicago Ave., 773-645-4949) is hosting its sixth edition of "Let's Drink Beer & Eat Pizza: 'The L Word'" event at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Specialty tapped beer from Local Option and Lagunitas, Roots Quad Cities malt crust pizza...