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  • Jon & Vinny's is a sort of contemporary art take on a pizza joint

    Jon & Vinny's is a sort of contemporary art take on a pizza joint
    The best vantage of Jon & Vinny's, the new pizzeria across the street from Canter's Delicatessen, may be from Helen's, the tiny, glassed-in wine shop behind the dining room. Helen's is superbly air-conditioned, even on a miserable summer day, and the...
  • Madcapra wraps a bit more of Brooklyn into flatbread with falafel

    Madcapra wraps a bit more of Brooklyn into flatbread with falafel
    Madcapra, my friend Gillian insists, is not a falafel stand. And in several respects I may even agree. Its chefs, Sara Kramer and Sarah Hymanson, come to Madcapra from Glasserie, a well-regarded restaurant in a gloriously inconvenient corner of Brooklyn....
  • Perfecto! L.A.'s best paella maker shares his secret rituals

    Perfecto! L.A.'s best paella maker shares his secret rituals
    Anyone who believes you need to have a fancy kitchen full of expensive equipment to make great food should watch Perfecto Rocher cook paella at home. Because he doesn't even have a charcoal grill, he balances the paella pan on two cinder blocks over a...
  • Minestrone recipe gets deep flavor from soup bone

     Minestrone recipe gets deep flavor from soup bone
    Q: Many years ago (approximately 40 to 45 years), the Tribune published a recipe for minestrone soup. It was a large-quantity soup that required two days to make. I have not had any minestrone soup since that equaled your recipe and miss it. I would...
  • Drink this: Nitro coffee from Beatrix

     Drink this: Nitro coffee from Beatrix
    Imagine a tall glass of cold-brewed coffee with the smooth, foamy, almost creamy consistency of a Guinness, served on tap. This dream of a beverage, called nitro (short for nitrogenized) coffee, is a reality at River North restaurant Beatrix. The coffee...
  • Goose Island makes beer with its former brewers

    Goose Island makes beer with its former brewers
    When Goose Island Beer Co. decided to launch a series of beers with some of the alumni who have laid hands on its brewing equipment through the years, there was only one place to begin: Greg Hall. The son of brewery founder John Hall, he arguably helped...
  • Openings: Meatloaf Bakery, L'Appetito, The Windsor

     Openings: Meatloaf Bakery, L'Appetito, The Windsor
    The Meatloaf Bakery is slated to open its second location this week in the French Market (131 N. Clinton St., 312-575-0306). Geared toward commuters, the menu comprises easily portable eats, such as meatloaf cupcakes ($7.95-$9.95) and pre-packed Loafies,...
  • Taste of Chicago preview: Pizza to doughnuts to wurst

     Taste of Chicago preview: Pizza to doughnuts to wurst
    When the first Taste of Chicago set up on a stretch of Michigan Avenue between Wacker Drive and Ohio Street 35 years ago, 36 food vendors showed up to dispense ribs, egg rolls, gyros and more. It was such a huge success, the event moved to Grant Park...
  • Independent Spirits in Edgewater champions small distilleries, wineries

    Independent Spirits in Edgewater champions small distilleries, wineries
    A framed poster, "The Periodic Table of Scotch Whisky," sits behind the counter at Independent Spirits in Edgewater. For proprietor Scott Crestodina, the squares of pseudo-chemical data — malt, grain and blended whisky distilleries color-coded by...
  • Pet events: July 4-July 25

    Upcoming events in the pets, rescue and shelter community: July 4 PAWS Chicago adoption event at Unleashed by Petco, 2727 Pfingsten Road, Glenview; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; dogs, puppies and kittens available. July 10 Dogleg Open, a fundraiser for...
  • Eat this: blueberry peach pocket pastry at Fritz

     Eat this: blueberry peach pocket pastry at Fritz
    An array of nostalgia treats tempt the taste buds at Fritz Pastry, the vegan-friendly bakeshop that recently moved to a new location in Lincoln Park, near the intersection of Lincoln and Webster avenues. But for those craving a frosted, fruit-filled...