| Sep 10, 2014
| 11:52 AM
Many readers wrote about Kevin Pang's tipping story in the Sept. 4 issue of Dining.
One comment we heard: Should the tip be calculated based on the pretax subtotal or after-tax total? There's no guideline, but general etiquette dictates calculating...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 9:34 AM
Ruxbin (851 N. Ashland Ave., 312-624-8509) is offering a novel twist to traditional “peking duck style” and Thanksgiving-flavored service this fall.
Instead of duck or turkey, chef Edward Kim will prepare whole guinea fowl in two distinct...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 8:21 AM
Halloween may be more than a month away, but it’s not too soon to get your gore on. Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club (3700 N. Halsted, 773-525-1111) will host an “Evil Dead: the Musical”-themed brunch from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sept. 21,...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Stopping by Embeya (564 W. Randolph St., 312-612-5640) in the midafternoon, as the waitstaff presents final checks to lunch customers and reset tables, while the kitchen staff busily ramps up for dinner service, you get a sense of anticipation. In-between...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 9:40 AM
Celebrate the holidays with a nod to Italy. Tesori (65 E. Adams St., 312-786-9911) the Italian-inspired restaurant in the Loop led by chef Andrew Deuel, will include a festive seafood special on its menu Dec. 22-24. The Feast of the Seven Fishes,...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 2:37 PM
Apple is looking to change the way people pay for their groceries, fast food, morning coffee and more with Apple Pay. The new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will come with the electronic wallet feature, the company said during its product announcement event...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 9:08 AM
Chicago is officially ramen crazy, if the openings of two high-profile ramen-focused eateries earlier this year (Lettuce Entertain You’s Ramen-San and Brendan Sodikoff’s High Five Ramen) hadn’t already stamped, sealed and delivered our...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 10:12 AM
Charlie Trotter protege chef Michael Taus will open Taus Authentic, what he calls an "everyday" neighborhood restaurant, in the former Prasino space in Wicker Park (1846 W. Division) early next year. Taus was for 20 years the man behind the fine dining...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 11:24 AM
Here's an opportunity to give yourself or the craft beer drinker in your life the gift that keeps on giving throughout the whole month of December: The 12 Craft Beers of Christmas menu at Franklin Tap (325 S. Franklin St., 312-212-3262).
From Dec. 1-...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 9:28 AM
As of this month, I have been the Tribune's restaurant critic for 25 years. A quarter-century.
When I filed my first Tribune review, the best restaurant in the area was Le Francais, although a 2-year-old restaurant called Charlie Trotter's was gathering...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 9:14 AM
In honor of National Sangria Day on Dec. 20, Nacional 27 (325 W. Huron St., 312-664-2727) is offering six different varieties of sangria in 52-ounce fishbowls. From 4 p.m. to 3 a.m. guests of the restaurant and lounge can enjoy the house-infused wine....