| 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,...
| 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...
| 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...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 3:00 AM
In Mexico, tacos constitute addictively tasty sustenance for the masses. At Antique Taco (1360 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-687-8697), things are different. While the tacos are equally delicious, they range from traditional Mexican to the more eclectic.
| 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,...
| 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 26, 2015
Crown Lounge: A true Clermont time capsule, the Crown has been serving them up cheap and strong since 1959. Some might use the term "dive bar"; we prefer "establishment of character."
1340 W. State Road 50, Clermont
Lake Harris Hideaway: Tucked...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 1:12 PM
Nothing says Valentine's Day like the pop of a cork before mixing up a love-laced cocktail. The bubbly will do more than tickle your tongue and perhaps tantalize your heart. It also awakens your senses quicker than a typical drink for a host of reasons....
| Mar 16, 2015
| 4:53 PM
Sommelier Richard Hanauer is well-known locally for his work at the former L2O restaurant and, currently, at RPM Steak (66 W. Kinzie St., 312-284-4990).
Now he's known nationwide.
Hanauer is one of only seven named to Food & Wine magazine's 2015...
| Feb 16, 2015
| 2:05 PM
Chicago Restaurant Week ended Thursday — or did it?
As has been the case nearly every year of Chicago Restaurant Week's eight-year history, some restaurants are extending their discount lunch (three courses, $22) and dinner (three or four courses,...