| Oct 29, 2014
| 10:40 AM
What I'm reading today, from the world of dining:
- Chicago magazine is reporting that L2O, the Lettuce Entertain You restaurant with two Michelin stars, is closing at the end of the year to reconcept. Chef Matthew Kirkley stays on board, and the...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 9:12 AM
Bistronomic (840 N. Wabash, 312-944-8400) is offering a Name Your Price two-course lunch on Thursdays, starting this week and running through Oct. 30. Mathieu Noguier, the 20-year-old son of executive chef/owner Martial Noguier, is spearheading the...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 8:58 AM
There’s that old axiom about there being two types of people: Those who eat to live, and those who live to eat. If you’re the latter, consider New York podcaster Dan Pashman — host of WNYC’s “The Sporkful” — as...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 11:40 AM
A traditional prelude to almost any arts performance is dinner or a quick nosh before the curtain rises. With this month's opening of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Orlando, concertgoers and theater patrons will find a variety...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 11:08 AM
In a clearing off of a wooded lane in Stevenson is a white stucco, Tuscan-style villa with ornate cast-iron window boxes spilling summer vines, looking like the subject of an impressionist painting.
Inside, beyond the driveway and the arched, two-...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 7:59 AM
Though the capacity crowd meant long lines at some food pavilions and "sorry, we're full" apologies at a couple of seminars, the first day of Chicago Gourmet (which runs through Sunday) went off without a hitch.
Perfect sunny weather, an efficient...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 1:30 PM
The restaurant Hot Doug's, and the very idea of it, was a cosmic event. We will never again in our lifetime see a restaurant where devotees stand in line for 12 hours to sample a hot dog (which was what happened this past Saturday).
| Aug 28, 2014
| 10:21 AM
Pizza Hut has added bacon to its line of stuffed-crust pizzas with the new Bacon Cheese Stuffed Crust pizza. Yes, they've added bacon to a blend of white cheddar, mozzarella and provolone and stuffed their pizza crust with it. And to help them promote the...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 7:00 PM
Tamales: Temporary tattoo and gumball machines line the bright blue-and-yellow tiled walls, adding to the festive, traditional taqueria feel of La Casa del Pueblo Taqueria, a cafeteria-style taqueria in Pilsen. The tamales are wrapped and buried in a...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 9:11 AM
Work in the Loop and feeling a little bored with lunch options? This month’s Fall Food Truck Rally in Daley Plaza gives you 10 more options from coffee and doughnuts to cupcakes to barbecue and pierogis. The rally takes place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m....
| Oct 24, 2014
| 11:06 AM
For anyone who cares about wine, buying it in a restaurant can be thrilling, fraught with missteps or somewhere in between. In Los Angeles, we're lucky enough to have world-class wine service at such restaurants as Spago and Cut, République, Osteria Mozza...