| May 22, 2015
| 10:35 AM
A well-made burger can be just as satisfying as a complicated dish fussed over for hours. And while a Coke or a Pepsi tasted terrific with your burger and fries when you were a kid, you might want to consider upgrading to red wine — and by that, I...
| Apr 3, 2015
| 12:20 PM
For as long as I can remember, my favorite bread, the bread that I still crave above all breads, has come in a can. It's called brown bread, or outside of New England, where it is mostly unheard of, Boston brown bread. My grandmother, whose family came...
| Apr 13, 2015
| 3:00 AM
Oven-baked oatmeal: Delia's Kitchen in downtown Oak Park is a breakfast lover's dream: a charming diner-style spot — with a vintage, red "Restaurant" sign glowing over the striped awning, no less — that serves up skillets, scrambles, blueberry...
| Apr 13, 2015
| 10:23 AM
This column is called the "Daley Question" — and the one type of question I receive far more often than any other concerns recipes: Recipes lost, recipes remembered, recipes found, recipes tinkered with. Sometimes I can help. Sometimes I can't...
| Apr 15, 2015
| 8:29 AM
Nearly every morning for the past 10 years, since opening the Bucktown restaurant HotChocolate, Mindy Segal has stopped by the Map Room at Armitage and Hoyne for a moment of clarity and a cup of coffee. Without many customers at 8 a.m., the place looks...
| Apr 6, 2015
| 7:00 PM
Box Lunch: At House 406, a "modern steakhouse" in Northbrook that Jennifer Eisen, former assistant to Girl & the Goat's Stephanie Izard, opened last year, the cocktails are just as polished as the cuisine. Try the Box Lunch ($12) and sate cravings for...
| Apr 13, 2015
| 8:58 AM
Hot Chocolate restaurant chef/owner Mindy Segal will be touring locations around Chicago in the coming weeks to promote her new cookbook, "Cookie Love" (Ten Speed Press, $24.99). Get a copy signed by the pastry whiz, ask her questions about her recipes...
| Apr 30, 2015
| 11:28 AM
Some 150 farmers markets, at least seven of them new this year, will bring the bounty of Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Michigan to Chicago and suburban shoppers hungry for just-picked fresh produce after a record-setting cold winter (and spring, brrr)....
| Apr 16, 2015
| 1:29 PM
Bell's Brewery only made 48 bottles of its newest beer, but that's because it is about a message as much as what's inside the bottle.
"It's a (screw) you to Anheuser-Busch," Bell's founder Larry Bell said. "Because they sent us a (screw) you."
| Apr 28, 2015
Q: My grandmother used to make a drop cookie (back in the '50s and '60s) that had a mint wafer in it and a walnut half on top. The walnut may have been her addition, not sure. They were made with Rockwood mint wafers and may have been called Mint...
| Apr 24, 2015
| 10:28 AM
Drink local. That's the motto you often hear when talking about craft spirits. But the odd thing about craft spirits is, they often have little connection to the place where they were distilled.
Regardless of where they're produced, the raw...