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Dining and Drinking

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  • Restaurant review: Naha

    Restaurant review: Naha
    Sixteen years ago, when Gordon announced it would close after more than two decades ("Twenty-two skiddoo," was how owner Gordon Sinclair put it at the time), speculation immediately arose as to what would replace the iconic restaurant — or, rather,...
  • Why the Beard awards matter

     Why the Beard awards matter
    I think it was a New York Times article that first dubbed the James Beard Foundation Awards "the culinary Oscars." That moniker has stuck (unofficially of course, as "the Oscars" is trademarked and copyrighted by you know whom), and it's as apt a...
  • Pet events: May 2-July 18

    Upcoming events in the pets, rescue and shelter community: May 2 Tree House Humane Society will hold its sixth annual Kitten Shower from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Chicago Party Animals, 1133 W. Fulton. Kitten shower games, drinks and light refreshments, and...
  • Mint cookie request sparks surprises

    Mint cookie request sparks surprises
    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...
  • Osteria Mozza ready to reopen after crash

    Osteria Mozza ready to reopen after crash
    Did you miss your Mozza? Relax, the much-loved osteria is set to reopen Tuesday night, a little more than week after a portion of the restaurant was damaged when a pickup truck plowed through the front door. Will Simons, general manager of Osteria Mozza...
  • The complicated simplicity of spaghetti carbonara

    The complicated simplicity of spaghetti carbonara
    Spaghetti carbonara is one of the simplest dishes to make — it takes only five ingredients, not including seasoning, and is done in less time than it takes for the noodles to cook. But sometimes the simplest dishes are the hardest to get right,...
  • Lost pasta brand sparks Test Kitchen pot-boiler to find best dried spaghetti

    Lost pasta brand sparks Test Kitchen pot-boiler to find best dried spaghetti
    For a busy weekday cook, having a good dried spaghetti in the pantry is about 90% of having dinner made. Dress it with butter and Parmigiano Reggiano, or chopped fresh tomatoes and olive oil, and you have a memorable meal with little more than the time...
  • Berries to barrels, when Journeyman says local, it means local

     Berries to barrels, when Journeyman says local, it means local
    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...
  • Chef Brendan Collins of Birch in Hollywood picks hard work over play

    Chef Brendan Collins of Birch in Hollywood picks hard work over play
    Brendan Collins, chef-owner of the recently opened Birch in Hollywood, credits Margaret Thatcher for his restaurant career. Well, sort of. When Thatcher closed British mines in the '80s, Collins' father, once a mine worker, became a relief pub landlord....
  • Civil Coffee finds a home in Highland Park

    Civil Coffee finds a home in Highland Park
    Brothers Alex and Alan Morales, both of whom worked at Handsome Coffee Roasters when it started, are set to open Civil Coffee this summer in what is getting to be a highly caffeinated neighborhood of Highland Park. The shop is on Figueroa Street near...
  • Mozza alums to open two Spanish-themed restaurants

    Mozza alums to open two Spanish-themed restaurants
    David Rosoff and Chris Feldmeier, who worked together for many years at Osteria Mozza and Campanile, are reuniting to open not one, but two Spanish-themed restaurants — one in the Short Order space at the Original Farmers Market and the other at...