| Apr 28, 2015
| 10:00 PM
The football fan dreamland that is NFL Draft Town kicks off festival season this week, with Graham Elliot ("MasterChef," Graham Elliot Bistro) serving as culinary curator.
Elliot, who also curates Chow Town at Lollapalooza, hand-picked the local...
| May 4, 2015
| 5:55 PM
Southern California may be a dining mecca, but you wouldn’t know it judging from the James Beard Awards. Once again Monday night, Los Angeles chefs and restaurants suffered an ignominious shutout at the prestigious awards, presented this year in...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 3:00 AM
Look at the following restaurants. If they were around 20 years ago (and some were), these would have been the Girl & the The Goat, Nightwood, Avec of their day. Bistros stood atop the city's culinary scene, the default genre when the words "fine dining"...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 3:00 AM
By the time you read this I may already be gone, having headed for the thickest clump of wilderness, anywhere that might exist where I can still walk into a restaurant and a waiter won't ask ...
"Have you dined with us before?"
It's not the question...
| Mar 24, 2015
| 10:31 AM
Southern California chefs and restaurants earned nominations for seven major honors in the 2015 James Beard Foundation Restaurant and Chef Awards announced Tuesday.
Petit Trois is one of five finalists for the best new restaurant. Other nominees include...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 11:56 AM
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...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 2:02 PM
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...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 5:00 AM
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-...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 3:00 AM
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...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 2:29 PM
Chef Sam Kass, the Chicago native who became the executive director of first lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move initiative and the Obama administration's senior policy adviser on nutrition, is leaving Washington at the end of this month and moving to New...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 10:00 PM
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...