| Feb 18, 2015
| 9:08 AM
With the James Beard Foundation's 25th annual awards taking place in Chicago this year, a number of locals could find themselves standing on the stage of the Civic Opera House this May.
As has been tradition the last few years, the Beard Foundation...
| Jan 27, 2015
It's just after 10 a.m. on a subzero morning in Logan Square, and my hands are wrapped around a hot cup of black coffee. It's cold. Really cold.
Sitting across from me is Martin Cate, wearing a tiki-print short-sleeved shirt and a trio of necklaces that...
| Mar 2, 2015
| 10:27 AM
Tokio Pub (1900 E. Higgins Rd., 847-278-5181) in Schaumburg is hosting its first Burger Wars competition at 6:30 March 23. The restaurant plans to hold the event annually.
Chefs from Tokio Pub, whose beef ramen burger blends the restaurant’s...
| Feb 26, 2015
| 8:28 AM
This Sunday, Ada St. (1664 N. Ada St., 773-697-7069) will break out a pretty special bottle to celebrate its third year in business.
From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on March 1, the West Town restaurant will host "Break Out the Pappy," an anniversary event that...
| Mar 6, 2015
| 3:00 AM
Forget the green beer: This year, Chicago restaurants are serving some pretty crafty St. Patrick's Day drink specials, from minty milkshakes to whiskey concoctions.
Aria: This sushi restaurant (200 N. Columbus Dr., 312-444-9494) will feature a cocktail,...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 9:20 AM
Meilleur Cafe: Tucked down a cobblestone alleyway in the West Loop is the not-so-secret gem of RM Champagne Salon: an intimate, opulent wine and Champagne bar resplendent in the soft glow of its living room fireplace and chic, urban-vintage decor. Now...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 2:06 PM
In the craft beer version of Ali-Frazier, Lagunitas Brewing sued Sierra Nevada Brewing this week, claiming copyright infringement for a beer label prominently featuring the letters "IPA" in serif, block letters, an image Lagunitas said has been...
| Mar 6, 2015
| 9:09 AM
Good news for fans of the shuttered Small Bar on Division Street, which had become one of the city's better beer bars. Its replacement, Pub Royale, is "in its heart of hearts, a beer bar," said beverage director Michael McAvena.
Though Pub Royale will...
| Mar 5, 2015
| 7:38 AM
The world loves cookies. "Holiday Cookies," the Chicago Tribune's compilation of more than 100 winning recipes from its annual cookie contest, is a finalist for the 2015 International Association of Culinary Professionals cookbook awards.
| Mar 11, 2015
| 10:00 PM
The ceremonial dyeing of the Chicago River is scheduled for 9:15 a.m. on Saturday, March 14. The dyeing is best viewed from the following locations, according to event organizers: the east side of Michigan Avenue bridge, west side of Columbus bridge,...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 3:15 PM
PHOENIX — Feeding Super Bowl visitors a year after New York's restaurant scene did it is a hard act for any city to follow. But for downtown Phoenix, the NFL's big game is a chance to simply score some points as a major culinary player. The city's...