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  • Bistros may lack hype, but they offer mighty fine dining

    Bistros may lack hype, but they offer mighty fine dining
    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" were invoked. That was a time when having a fancy dinner automatically meant ordering French onion soup.
  • Berghoff beers on the way in Florida

    Berghoff beers on the way in Florida
    Florida drinkers can get a taste of Chicago suds in February when Berghoff Brewery becomes the latest craft brewer to expand distribution into the Florida market. Berghoff's German-style beers including their Germaniac Pale and Straight-Up Hefeweizen...

    Hooked on a classic

    Ham-it-up Skillet was my culinary downfall as a kid. This one-pan dish, found in a Minute Rice recipe booklet, epitomizes the kind of cooking my mother attempted in the 1960's. There was instant rice, condensed soup, cubed ham and colorful rounds of then-...

    Labriola Ristorante & Cafe on Michigan Ave. opens Thursday

    Labriola Ristorante & Cafe on Michigan Ave. opens Thursday
    Labriola Ristorante & Cafe, the downtown Chicago arm of the popular Oak Brook bakery and restaurant, will open on Michigan Avenue Thursday. Six years ago, I wrote about its pretzel-bunned Richie Burger (named after owner Rich Labriola) as one of my...

    Restaurant group forecasts 3.8 percent sales gain in 2015

     Restaurant group forecasts 3.8 percent sales gain in 2015
    Americans' appetite for dining out is showing no signs of slowing down. Especially when it comes to hamburgers. The National Restaurant Association predicted Tuesday that 2015 sales at U.S. restaurants will grow to $709.2 billion, a gain of more than 3....