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  • Chicago to get its first Mac & Cheese Fest

    Chicago to get its first Mac & Cheese Fest
    Updated August 18: An initial list of participating restaurants includes Bar Pastoral, Barn & Co., Chicago Q, Enolo, Farmhouse Tavern, Grange Hall Burger Bar, Meat, Table Fifty-Two and others. We have Donut Fest. And Poutine Fest. And Bloody Mary Fest. ...
  • Summer eating in Chicago

    Summer eating in Chicago
    After a frigid and snowy winter — that lasted what, six months? — it appears that summer is finally here. Which makes it time for my annual Summer Eating List. Patterned after the summer reading lists that haunted my school-age summers, this...
  • King Eater: A night out with Bill Addison

    King Eater: A night out with Bill Addison
    Some weeks ago, with equal parts eagerness and terror, I joined Eater.com's newly minted national restaurant critic Bill Addison for dinner. Actually, dinners, plural. We ate 23 dishes with wine pairings at three high-end Chicago restaurants over a span...
  • Chicago girl competes on Food Network's 'Kids Cook-Off'

    Chicago girl competes on Food Network's 'Kids Cook-Off'
    Every chef has his or her area of expertise. For 11-year-old Chicagoan Madison Grant, that specialty is Southern cuisine. The soon-to-be sixth grader at South Loop Elementary has found her niche cooking grits, gumbo and seafood—and starting Sunday,...
  • Is Shake Shack coming to Chicago a big deal?

    Our relationship with new fast food chains borders on mania. When the Guatemalan fried chicken shop Pollo Campero opened on the Northwest Side in 2005, devotees began lining up at 6 a.m. for the noon opening. Same thing happened when Chick-fil-A opened...
  • Fest planner: Lollapalooza, Fiesta del Sol, Taste of Latin America

    Fest planner: Lollapalooza, Fiesta del Sol, Taste of Latin America
    Your weekend fest plans really depend on your answer to one question: Do you have Lolla tickets? The three-day fest is sold out, but it's not the only game in town. You can escape the crazy downtown crowds with your pick of two tasty fests, Fiesta del Sol...
  • Interview: Dad time is time well spent for ex-Cub Ryan Dempster

    Interview: Dad time is time well spent for ex-Cub Ryan Dempster
    Imagine you see former Cub Ryan Dempster leaving a restaurant in Chicago. He’s wearing the hard-to-miss World Series ring he won with the Boston Red Sox last year and, like so many people would, you want to take a photo with it. It feels like just...
  • Suzanne Minn, Chicago schoolteacher, 1937-2014

    Growing up in Detroit during the 1940s, Suzanne Minn saw signs posted at hotels and restaurants indicating that Jews were not welcome, according to her family. "She remembered it as a very segregated city, not just between blacks and whites, but with...
  • Hotel guests ordering more takeout, less room service

    Hotel guests ordering more takeout, less room service
    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...
  • 10 things you might not know about Chicago restaurants

    10 things you might not know about Chicago restaurants
    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...
  • Sandwich shop Which Wich to double Chicago stores

    Sandwich shop Which Wich to double Chicago stores
    Which Wich, a Dallas-based sandwich shop, is preparing to double its presence in the Chicago area and said it hopes to grow further here. The Dallas-based sandwich shop currently has five locations in the local area, including one in Chicago. The...