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  • Duck dynasty: Peking duck still packs the customers in

    Duck dynasty: Peking duck still packs the customers in
    Anyone who has followed my dispatches for any length of time knows that I like duck any way I can get it. Bright-pink roasted breast meat, slow-cooked Czech-style duck, duck confit — and don't get me started on foie gras — I love it all. But...
  • Beard awards draws nation's restaurant critics. Where will they eat?

     Beard awards draws nation's restaurant critics. Where will they eat?
    If you were a hungry restaurant critic flying into Chicago for arguably the biggest culinary event of the year, where would you eat? Over the next few days, the James Beard Foundation Awards ceremony at the Lyric Opera's Civic Opera House, which takes...
  • Drink this: Chicago-born Manhattan

    Drink this: Chicago-born Manhattan
    Chicago Born Manhattan: La Bella Pasteria, established in 1990 but with a storefront dating to 1891, has become a staple of Oak Park, as touted for its vast selection of wines, beers and cocktails as it is for its delicious Southern Italian comfort food....
  • Peri peri chicken chain Nando's to open May 20

    Peri peri chicken chain Nando's to open May 20
    UPDATE: Nando's West Loop location, 953 W. Randolph St., will open next Wednesday. I’ve only peripherally heard of peri peri chicken, and didn’t taste my first until two months ago during a trip to Montreal. Turns out it’s a huge...
  • 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,...
  • Drink this: Coco taro

    Drink this: Coco taro
    Coco taro: At the recently opened Lincoln Park location of Chicago-based bubble tea shop Bee & Tea, the customizable boba teas are all the buzz, and for good reason. The shop, which shares a space with sister chain Forever Yogurt, has plenty of tasty...
  • Eat this: Kalbi barba 'Korea' tacos

    Eat this: Kalbi barba 'Korea' tacos
    Kalbi barba "Korea" tacos: At the Korean-Mexican fusion restaurant Takos Koreanos, menu items range from pork belly mini-egg rolls to kimchi fries to banh mi sandwiches with sides of kimchi-mixed guacamole and chips. The tacos, however, stand in a...
  • Eat this: Gelato sandwich

    Eat this: Gelato sandwich
    Gelato sandwich: In 2012 the family-owned Massa Italian Cafe & Gelateria in Elmwood Park was featured on an episode of "Sandwich King" on the Food Network, in which host Jeff Mauro sunk his teeth into a panzerotti, a crispy, calzonelike pocket of fried...
  • Craft Beer Week recommendations

    Craft Beer Week recommendations
    Should the dozens of events that comprise Chicago Craft Beer Week seem like too much of a good thing, here are day-by-day recommendations for honoring the best 10-day week of the year in beer. For more information on these and other events, check the...
  • Where to take mom for Mother's Day dining

    Where to take mom for Mother's Day dining
    One of the busiest dining-out days of the year is Mother's Day, and there are more restaurants gearing up for Sunday's onslaught than there's room or time to list. Suffice it to say that any restaurant you have in mind is almost certainly doing something....
  • The state of Chicago craft beer

     The state of Chicago craft beer
    Walk into any half-decent bar and you're sure to find a menu featuring at least a handful of Chicago-made beers. The list of local breweries has swelled to about 60 — with more growth on the way — which makes drinking beer made in and around...