| Jul 11, 2014
| 11:43 AM
Monday is Bastille Day, which commemorates the 1789 storming of the Bastille prison, launching the French Revolution. For Chicago's French restaurants, it's a day of celebration and dining deals.
Bistronomic. Saturday through Monday, the Gold Coast...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 11:41 AM
The Horse's Neck: During the 1850s, Chicago's Beverly neighborhood was known as Horse Thief Hollow, according to the website of the tavern with the same name, likely in reference to the stolen horses brought from Missouri to Chicago and hidden in...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 12:04 PM
Hotel guests increasingly prefer to order their eats from takeout restaurants rather than from room service, according to data from Chicago-based online food-ordering service GrubHub Inc.
While revenues from room service declined 9.5 percent from 2007...
| Jul 6, 2014
In honor of Taste of Chicago, running Wednesday through Sunday, let's take a look at the city's savory restaurants and their sometimes unsavory customers. Eat it up:
1/ Charlie Trotter, the influential Chicago restaurateur who died last year, once...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 11:23 AM
Chicago’s first Red Robin now has an opening date: A spokesman confirmed it will be this Monday, June 23. There are 17 Red Robins in the area, but none within the city of Chicago proper. This new location — a compact version of its full...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Ambition on this level is rarely seen in the restaurant world. But if you’ve got nothing to lose, why not go for broke? That seems to be the operating philosophy of one Brandon Baltzley, who I wrote about here, and was later profiled in the...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 8:17 AM
A report out of Greenwich (Conn.) Patch, via Eater, is that Graham Elliot’s Connecticut restaurant, Primary Food & Drink, has closed. Restaurant manager David Wolvovsky told Patch the restaurant is "closed as of today — the issue being, it...
| Jul 24, 2014
| 7:38 AM
Rick Bayless will square off against three other top chefs in a friendly battle of Mexican food and drink at Mod Mex & Mod Mix, a two-day event taking place Sept. 13 and 14 at Kendall College (900 N. North Branch St.).
Tickets for the events ($95 on...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 7:41 AM
The final phase of my transformation into a full-fledged Chicagoan involves appreciating the Italian beef sandwich. Until now, I have neglected to give it my full appreciation.
When I moved to Chicago 10 years ago, I had never even heard of the...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 7:15 AM
Happy National Hot Dog Month, from Mike Ditka and his friends at Al’s Beef.
The Italian beef chain has added the “Spicy, Jumbo Ditka Dog” -- a char-grilled, 1/3 pound Vienna Beef sausage -- to its menu in honor of National Hot Dog...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 12:29 PM
I would like to preface this article by saying that I have great respect for the City of Chicago and its citizens. I think this is made clear by the amount of time, energy and money I put into constructing a building that has won the highest acclaim on...