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  • Wine by the glass, done right, can be better than a bottle

    Wine by the glass, done right, can be better than a bottle
    How often do you run into a friend and decide to have a glass of wine together? Depending on where you go, you could get something incredibly delicious and surprising, or something uninspiring — or mediocre and overpriced. It's no secret that...
  • Bell's Pumpkin Peach Ale a '(screw) you' to Anheuser-Busch ad

     Bell's Pumpkin Peach Ale a '(screw) you' to Anheuser-Busch ad
    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." Bell'...
  • More than a chef, Cantu had an artist's ability to transform us

    More than a chef, Cantu had an artist's ability to transform us
    Boil down cooking to its essence — and it is a distillate clearly essential to the human progression toward civilization — and you have transformation. Whether you are burning by flame, searing over coals, dunking in water or...
  • Run a 3-star kitchen out of shipping containers? No problem at French Laundry

    Run a 3-star kitchen out of shipping containers? No problem at French Laundry
    One of the world's greatest restaurants is now cooking out of shipping containers. When French Laundry chef/owner Thomas Keller ran up against a time crunch after designing a new, futuristic kitchen in honor of his acclaimed restaurant’s 20th...
  • HotChocolate chef Mindy Segal has grown wiser, but is no less fiery

    HotChocolate chef Mindy Segal has grown wiser, but is no less fiery
    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...
  • 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...
  • Florida travel calendar for April

    Florida travel calendar for April
    Check out festivals and events in April across the state. This list is organized by region. Central Florida (including Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, Sanford, the Space Coast, Lakeland/Polk and Lake County) April 3: Jazz Friday at Foosaner Museum...
  • 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....
  • Chicago area farmers markets: Send us your listings

     Chicago area farmers markets: Send us your listings
    Dust off your canvas tote bags: In less than a month, farmers market season opens in the Chicago area. Good Eating will publish our annual roundup of city and suburban markets on May 6. Now is the time to send us listings. If you are in charge of a...
  • Readers helping readers find lost recipes

    Readers helping readers find lost recipes
    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...
  • Meet Mindy Segal

     Meet Mindy Segal
    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...