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  • Ghirardelli opens Wrigley Building store

    Ghirardelli opens Wrigley Building store
    Another taste of the San Francisco chocolatier Ghirardelli is arriving in Chicago this weekend, this one boasting a chocolate-making station and a chocolate-covered fruit and nut bar. Ghirardelli Chocolate Co. announced in January its plan to move...
  • 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....
  • Jolly Pumpkin Bam Biere layered and complex, but also refreshing

     Jolly Pumpkin Bam Biere layered and complex, but also refreshing
    What it is: Breweries are increasingly employing the word "artisan" to describe themselves — actually, it seems to be happening across food and beverage — but one of the first was Dexter, Mich.'s Jolly Pumpkin. And for good reason. Jolly...
  • 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...
  • Helen's Wines at Jon & Vinny's blends curated finds with a sense of humor

    Helen's Wines at Jon & Vinny's blends curated finds with a sense of humor
    The wine shop at the back of Jon & Vinny's on Fairfax Avenue, the new red sauce Italian restaurant from the chefs behind Animal and Son of a Gun, is about the size of a walk-in closet. And yet the 6-by-8-foot space holds a whole world of wine. Open the...
  • Time for dessert? Fire up the grill

    Time for dessert? Fire up the grill
    The last place you want to be on a perfect summer day is in a hot kitchen, especially if you're entertaining. Which is why the grill gets so much love this time of year. We grill burgers. We grill steaks. We grill chicken, fish, ribs and even...
  • 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...
  • Taste of Chicago economics: Good for food vendors?

     Taste of Chicago economics: Good for food vendors?
    The venerable Taste of Chicago — happening July 8-12 — is inarguably a convenient way to sample a lot of local foods in an enclosed space. Rarely though is the question asked: Is the Taste a good deal for the vendors? Here we attempt to answer...
  • 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...
  • Jason Tingley aims to hit a few food home runs at Dodger Stadium

    Jason Tingley aims to hit a few food home runs at Dodger Stadium
    The next time you're devouring a Dodger Dog at Dodger Stadium, you can thank Jason Tingley. He's the executive chef of the stadium, and you can usually spot him walking around the different levels, wearing a chef's hat and coat. With his background in...
  • 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...