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  • Review: Dove's Luncheonette

    Review: Dove's Luncheonette
    Review: Dove's Luncheonette 1545 N. Damen Ave. 773-645-4060 Rating: !!!! (out of 4) Already hot "No cross-table dancing allowed." I still don't know what that means, but it was on a sign stuck to the wall at The Lantern, a diner I used to hang out in...
  • Chicago Gourmet: One tasty weekend

    Chicago Gourmet: One tasty weekend
    Dean Schmiedt, a 64-year-old pharmaceutical consultant from Fort Ripley, Minn., was all set to fly to Chicago Friday with his psychologist wife, Karleen, for their third straight Chicago Gourmet when they arrived at Minneapolis-St. Paul International...
  • Dove's Luncheonette opens Monday in Wicker Park

    Dove's Luncheonette opens Monday in Wicker Park
    With little fanfare, the newest restaurant from James Beard Award-winning restaurant group One Off Hospitality opened in Wicker Park Monday morning. Dove’s Luncheonette¬†(1545 N. Damen Ave.), a 41-stool counter diner serving “Southern-...
  • Loud restaurants work to diminish noise

    Loud restaurants work to diminish noise
    Chef Brian Huston knew he was in trouble at the pre-opening party for his new Evanston restaurant Boltwood. "It was so loud," he said. "It was terrible," agreed partner John Kim. "But we weren't not going to open." So the 70-seat farm-to-table...
  • One Off's newest restaurant: Dove's Luncheonette

    One Off's newest restaurant: Dove's Luncheonette
    A lot of news has come out of One Off Hospitality this summer, the restaurant group behind Blackbird, Avec, The Publican and The Violet Hour. Now comes word of their latest restaurant addition, called Dove's Luncheonette. The "Mexican-inspired soul...
  • 30 dishes to eat while visiting Chicago

    30 dishes to eat while visiting Chicago
    You've already waited in line for popcorn at Garrett. You've endured verbal abuse at The Wieners Circle. And you've devoured the Chicago classic that is the Italian beef sandwich (Al's #1 and Johnnie's being the best, depending on who you ask). So...
  • Group drink

    Group drink
    Group cocktails are a summer no-brainer. A friend unexpectedly drops by the bar, your co-worker brings a new summer fling along and suddenly your three-person meet-up becomes a mini-party. Chicago bars have taken note and want to fuel your communal...
  • David Posey to leave Blackbird; Perry Hendrix is new chef

    David Posey to leave Blackbird; Perry Hendrix is new chef
    David Posey, a James Beard rising star chef finalist two years running, is leaving his position as chef de cuisine of Blackbird. Perry Hendrix will take over at Blackbird while continuing his current position as Avec chef. Posey, who is departing August...
  • The collaboration beers of summer

    The collaboration beers of summer
    If you seek out good food, you probably care about good beer, too. It's no different for Chicago restaurants, who increasingly are collaborating with local breweries on exclusive beers that are specific to just one restaurant or bar. "It's no question...
  • Dining briefs: New baker at One Off, Tickets vs. Reservations, National Doughnut Day

    Dining briefs: New baker at One Off, Tickets vs. Reservations, National Doughnut Day
    PERSONNEL MOVES: Greg Wade, the head baker at Little Goat Bread, will now be leading the bread program for One Off Hospitality. As part of the move, One Off (Blackbird, Avec, Publican, Big Star et al.) will relocate its baking operations from Publican...
  • Fundraiser at River Roast to benefit chef's children

    Fundraiser at River Roast to benefit chef's children
    By now, a lot of people know about the tragedy that befell chef Dean Zanella six months ago. His wife, Mary, gave birth two twin girls (Anna Grace and Nora Joan), but complications set in and, eight days later, she died. Tuesday, a number of Chicago's...