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  • Readers respond to tipping story

    Readers respond  to tipping story
    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...
  • Ruxbin offering guinea fowl with a DIY course

    Ruxbin offering guinea fowl with a DIY course
    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...
  • Morning gory! An 'Evil Dead'-themed brunch at Kit Kat

    Morning gory! An 'Evil Dead'-themed brunch at Kit Kat
    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,...
  • Embeya chef incorporates training, heritage into his cooking

    Embeya chef incorporates training, heritage into his cooking
    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...
  • Feast of Seven Fishes dinner at Tesori

    Feast of Seven Fishes dinner at Tesori
    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,...
  • Apple Pay: Will it help you eat out?

    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...
  • Acadia kicks off Ramen Sundays

    Acadia kicks off Ramen Sundays
    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...
  • Chef Michael Taus talks new restaurant

    Chef Michael Taus talks new restaurant
    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...
  • 12 Beers of Christmas at Franklin Tap and flights at Boundary

    12 Beers of Christmas at Franklin Tap and flights at Boundary
    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-...
  • Phil Vettel on 25 years as a dining critic

    Phil Vettel on 25 years as a dining critic
    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...
  • 52-oz. sangria at Nacional 27

    52-oz. sangria at Nacional 27
    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....