| Jul 15, 2014
| 4:20 PM
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...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 5:21 PM
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...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 7:13 AM
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...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 4:09 PM
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...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 7:43 AM
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...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 10:00 PM
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).
| Apr 2, 2014
| 8:52 AM
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;...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 8:30 PM
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...
| Nov 14, 2013
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...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 10:25 AM
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...
| Dec 13, 2013
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...