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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Patrick Fahy's star still rising

    Patrick Fahy's star still rising
    Patrick Fahy, three-time semifinalist for the James Beard Foundation's outstanding pastry chef award (finalist in 2011) is well-known to Chicago dining fans. In the past five years, Fahy has been executive pastry chef at Blackbird, Avec and The Publican;...
  • Sherry Yard among six to be inducted into James Beard hall of fame

    Sherry Yard among six to be inducted into James Beard hall of fame
    Former Spago and future Helms Bakery pastry chef Sherry Yard will be among the new inductees into the James Beard Foundation’s Who’s Who of Food and Beverage in America, the hall of fame of the culinary world. Other honorees include...
  • Review: Nico Osteria

    Review: Nico Osteria
    Review: Nico Osteria 1015 N. Rush St. 312-994-7100 Rating: !!!1/2 (out of 4) Heating up She didn’t like her name. Herbert Tobias, the photographer who discovered her, agreed. “Christa Paffgen” was guttural, inelegant, a moniker...
  • Dream team delivers at Nico Osteria

    Dream team delivers at Nico Osteria
    Few phrases quicken my pulse as reliably as "a new Paul Kahan restaurant." I've been counting the days since I heard that One Off Hospitality (Donnie Madia, Terry Alexander and Kahan, among others) was developing a rustic, seafood-focused Italian...
  • Michelin gives, takes away

    Michelin gives, takes away
    Reactions, rants and general observations regarding the Chicago Michelin guide star ratings, which were announced Tuesday. Considering that the number of Michelin-starred Chicago restaurants has been declining (down to 19 restaurants last year), this...