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  • Veggies take center plate as healthy fast food chains expand

    Veggies take center plate as healthy fast food chains expand
    They want it fresh. They want it cheap. They want it fast. And most importantly, they don't want it to taste like it's good for them. That's a tall order for the new crop of healthy fast-casual restaurant chains, a segment that has struggled in the...
  • Alinea at 10: An interview with Grant Achatz & Nick Kokonas

    Alinea at 10: An interview with Grant Achatz & Nick Kokonas
    May 4 will mark the day Alinea, Chicago's most important and consequential restaurant, turns 10 years old. We consider our choice of adjectives carefully. Alinea is important and consequential in the way Le Francais and Charlie Trotter's were, in that...
  • Vettel: How Cantu changed Chicago's culinary scene

    Vettel: How Cantu changed Chicago's culinary scene
    In 2005, just about every top food writer in America visited Chicago, and three chefs drew them here. First, of course, was Grant Achatz, whose restaurant, Alinea, was inspiring cover stories even before it opened in May that year. But writers also...
  • Breakfast with Ina: Artisanal morning treats

    Breakfast with Ina: Artisanal morning treats
    In 1991, when Ina's Kitchen opened in Lincoln Park, it changed the concept of breakfast as a traditional, no-surprises-here meal into a new way of thinking about eggs, butter, flour and sugar. Morning food can be so much more than two eggs over-easy,...
  • Restaurant openings and coming soon

    Restaurant openings and coming soon
    Craving something new? A host of new eateries – ranging from a sushi restaurant to a chocolate shop – and expanded locations are opening this spring in Chicago. Here’s a list of recently launched as well coming soon spots. Recent...
  • Rural Society review: Jose Garces opens a beef lover's dream

    Rural Society review: Jose Garces opens a beef lover's dream
    Jose Garces is a brand name in Philadelphia, where he owns 11 of his 16 restaurants, but the Chicago-born, Humboldt Park-raised chef is a relative unknown in his hometown. Were it not for Mercat a la Planxa, his spiffy Spaniard in the Blackstone Hotel,...
  • Pushing the envelope, gently

    Pushing the envelope, gently
    When it comes to Harvest Room, an ambitious 2-year-old restaurant in southwest suburban Palos Heights, chef Jonathan Harootunian is pulling out some of the stops. "Nobody (nearby) is doing these kinds of things," he says of his most creative impulses....
  • Mario Batali: Spring into the new season with a delicious carrot cake

    Mario Batali: Spring into the new season with a delicious carrot cake
    I am not a big fan of sticky or cloying cakes, so this carrot, hazelnut and ginger cake from my latest cookbook -- "America Farm to Table: Simple, Delicious Recipes Celebrating Local Farmers" ($35, Grand Central Life & Style) -- is the perfect dessert...
  • Banoffee bonds banana cream pie and toffee

     Banoffee bonds banana cream pie and toffee
    Vacation beckons; time to pack the swimsuit and beach novel into the portmanteau. The two-part suitcase once carried cloaks, as its name suggests. Now it carries two words smashed together. Lewis Carroll, who routinely stepped through the looking glass,...
  • Quality Meats brings the farm to the clubhouse

    Quality Meats brings the farm to the clubhouse
      ★★★ I've been a fan of Alan and Michael Stillman's restaurants ever since I was served the crackling pork shank at their Maloney & Porcelli in midtown Manhattan nearly 20 years ago. Then New York Times critic Ruth Reichl...
  • Memorial Day: Simple tips for summer grilling

    Memorial Day: Simple tips for summer grilling
    Have you given your grill a workout already this year? Whether you're a regular grill master or the occasional weekend warrior, here are a few handy tips to keep in mind as you plan and execute your next meal: TEMPER YOUR MEATS BEFORE GRILLING The...