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  • 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...
  • Wednesday: Eat. Drink. Do.

    Wednesday: Eat. Drink. Do.
    New restaurants, a tequila tasting and more things to do in Chicago today EAT Valentine's Day Preview Party Katherine Anne Confections 2745 W. Armitage Ave. 773-245-1630 Try 16 limited-edition sweets before they're released in February, including...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Restaurant review: Next's 'Bistro'

    Restaurant review: Next's 'Bistro'
    Next restaurant, which morphs from one cuisine to another three times each year, has always promised, and always delivered, a culinary adventure. With "Bistro," the 13th menu in Next's glittering four-year career, it is the customer who chooses the...
  • Tuesday: Eat. Drink. Do.

    Tuesday: Eat. Drink. Do.
    Dining events, bar parties and more things to do in Chicago EAT 'Saturday Night Live' Trivia Night Bull & Bear 431 N. Wells St. 312-527-5973 Answer questions about the show's hosts, musical guests and sketches for a shot at winning $250. The bar...
  • Richard Melman to receive James Beard Foundation lifetime achievement award

    Richard Melman to receive James Beard Foundation lifetime achievement award
    Chicago restaurateur Richard Melman will receive the James Beard lifetime achievement award this year, the foundation announced Monday. The award is given to a person in the restaurant industry who has had a "positive and long-lasting impact" on food...
  • Jose Garces to head Rural Society in Streeterville

    Jose Garces to head Rural Society in Streeterville
    Rural Society (455 North Park Drive, 312-840-6605), an Argentine steakhouse with a focus on small plates, is set to open in early March in the new Loews Chicago Hotel. It’s the second location for the restaurant run by James Beard Award and "Iron...
  • Papa Joe's on the move

    Papa Joe's on the move
    The Original Papa Joe's restaurant will be moving from its longtime home at 10745 S. Cicero Ave. in Oak Lawn to new digs in Chicago Ridge. Owner Joe Agate said the former O'Connor Pub at 5900 W. 111th St., which closed earlier this month, might be ready...
  • From the archives: Mr. Cub takes on the world

    From the archives: Mr. Cub takes on the world
    This column was orginially published on July 24, 2005. Two steps into the swanky Ritz-Carlton hotel in this Pacific Ocean postcard of a town off the western edge of Los Angeles, Ernie Banks asked the hostess he'd just met about her husband. She blushed....