| Jun 30, 2014
| 6:30 PM
On Friday, 14-year-old "MasterChef Junior" winner Alexander Weiss took over the private dining room known as "The Vault" at Drago Centro in Downtown Los Angeles, teaming with Chef di Cucina Ian Gresik to prepare a lavish four-course feast in front of 36...
| Jul 2, 2014
Portillo's Chicago-style hot dogs and Italian beef have whet the appetite of Boston-based buyers who are eager to introduce the local favorites to more diners nationwide.
The company confirmed Tuesday that Berkshire Partners is investing in Dick...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Bruce Kalman is the executive chef of Union, the northern-Italian-meets-California-cuisine restaurant in Pasadena’s Old Town, where the local farmers market schedule is written on a prominent chalkboard in the dining room and the menu is sprinkled...
| Jul 3, 2014
Basketball star LeBron James is teaming up with a group of investors to open several pizza restaurants across South Florida.
Plans call for the opening of 10 Blaze Pizza restaurants in Florida, at least three of them in South Florida. The first two...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 7:22 AM
Like the old adage says, “You can’t please everybody.”
It appears that’s the case with the city’s new rideshare ordinance, which will force companies such as Uber X, Lyft and Sidecar to adhere to regulations such as...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 4:32 AM
Culver’s, the Wisconsin-based "Butter Burger" and custard chain with dozens of locations in the Chicago suburbs, plans to open its first restaurant in the city early next year.
The store is planned for 3500 N. Clark St., in Chicago's Wrigleyville...
| 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).
| Jul 10, 2014
| 12:11 PM
The bus idled in front of the so-called rock 'n' roll McDonald's across Clark Street from the Rainforest Cafe, and the tourists climbed aboard. You assumed they were tourists, because who else would be spending two hours of a splendid, sunny weekday...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Brendan Bolger, 39, owner of Chicago Cupcake, operates a pair of food trucks that ply Chicago's streets stocked with 30 varieties of cupcakes -- and only cupcakes -- every day.
Bolger first got involved in the food truck business three years ago.
| 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 23, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Aiming to boost tourism and elevate its status as a design center, Chicago next year will mount a global exhibition of cutting-edge architecture that will strive to duplicate the cachet and commercial success of a cultural spectacle in Venice, Italy....