| Jun 4, 2015
| 3:47 AM
In trying to find Librairie Gourmande in the Montmartre neighborhood of Paris, heed the address: My destination, rue Montmartre, was blocks away from boulevard Montmartre. After several wrong turns and misfires with Metro stops, I found it. When I...
| Jun 1, 2015
| 10:53 AM
Ever-changing Next restaurant has explored serious Spanish cuisine before, in its "El Bulli" menu in 2012. With "Tapas," the menu that debuted in mid-May, the approach is far lighter, both in the complexity of the dishes and in the overall dining room...
| Jun 8, 2015
| 12:22 PM
Q: Looking for a beef steak fajitas marinade recipe for grilling published in the Trib in 1992-93. It was great! Leftovers made great fajita tacos. Lost it when I moved, and have been looking since that time. Have tried many but none that tasted as good....
| May 26, 2015
| 12:36 PM
It's time once again for my Summer Eating List. Patterned after the summer reading lists that haunted my school days, this list tells you the recently opened, soon-to-open and hoping-to-open restaurants to keep in mind for a summer of dining enrichment....
| May 22, 2015
| 1:04 PM
Back in the day — no, not a million-plus years ago when man first harnessed fire for cooking — but 60 or so years ago when suburbia and automobiles combined to fuel America's appetite for grilling outdoors, there were few tools to help cooks...
| Jun 2, 2015
| 2:24 PM
Pulled pork sandwich, Q-style: At Q-BBQ, a Southern-inspired barbeque restaurant with locations in La Grange, Naperville and Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood, the menu is loaded with mouthwatering meats and other savory, down-home fare. But despite the...
| May 20, 2015
| 10:40 AM
Before I make you all jealous when you find out who my breakfast companion was recently, let me explain what I mean by the headline.
As you know, I find lots of restaurants that serve breakfast. And while there are many similarities, there are...
| May 20, 2015
| 10:48 AM
Blushing Cha Cha: Psst: An off-menu cocktail will be served upon request at Billy Sunday, A10 and Yusho from now until May 31, and it's a charmer. The Blushing Cha Cha ($10, by the glass) is a blush-colored dance of Masco Queirolo Pisco, Navy Strength...
| May 21, 2015
| 1:38 PM
Martinis are the featured drinks at this bar and grill nestled under the CTA Blue Line Damen stop in Wicker Park. With more than 30 concoctions, even drinkers who normally shun martinis can find one here that piques their interest, like the Austin, Texas,...
| May 26, 2015
| 12:08 PM
Q: Many many years ago (1970s) I clipped a recipe for Ernest Hemingway's black bean soup from a Chicago newspaper, possibly the Trib.I made that recipe many times and was asked for the recipe many times because it was that good, perfectly seasoned....
| May 29, 2015
| 2:25 PM
Chefs and authors will share their favorite recipes and stories on the Good Eating stage at this year's Printers Row Lit Fest, from debut cookbooks to those following a string of previous tomes. Ask the questions you've always harbored about wine pairings...