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  • 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...
  • North Chicago's new veteran-owned restaurant aims to serve more than food

    North Chicago's new veteran-owned restaurant aims to serve more than food
    Behind the counter of the newly-opened Lasagna Stop restaurant in North Chicago, owner Ed Cato can be found mixing up more than Italian ingredients. The veteran from Wadsworth combines two of the lessons he learned during his six-year stint as a cook...
  • 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...
  • Velvet Taco to open Monday in Gold Coast

    Velvet Taco to open Monday in Gold Coast
    Velvet Taco (1110 N. State St., 312-763-2654), a Texas-based taco shop with locations in Dallas and Fort Worth, will open in the Gold Coast neighborhood on Feb. 9. The menu will feature international spins on the hand-held Mexican favorite: chicken...
  • 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....
  • Chicago job profile: Concierge

    Keen knowledge of city is best work preparation By Erinn Hutkin Shannon Boland sees her role as an ambassador of sorts to those visiting Chicago. As head concierge at the Renaissance Blackstone Hotel on South Michigan Avenue, the 29-year-old spends...
  • Dusek's announces Cicchetti veteran as new chef de cuisine

    Dusek's announces Cicchetti veteran as new chef de cuisine
    Dusek’s Board & Beer in (1227 W. 18th St., 312-526-3851) announced Wednesday that chef Phil Rubino has been appointed chef de cuisine. Rubino, 32, previously served as sous chef at the now-shuttered Cicchetti before becoming the Italian...
  • Chef Kevin Hickey gives a nod to the past at The Duck Inn in Bridgeport

    Chef Kevin Hickey gives a nod to the past at The Duck Inn in Bridgeport
    Downtown-centric nightlife group Rockit Ranch's latest addition is a neighborhood tavern in Bridgeport inspired by chef Kevin Hickey's personal history. Review: The Duck Inn 2701 S. Eleanor St. 312-724-8811 Rating: !!! (out of 4) Off to a good start...
  • Central Illinois Jazz Festival in Decatur leads Midwest events

    Illinois Jan. 30-Feb. 1: Central Illinois Jazz Festival, Decatur. This is the 40th year of the festival and Juvae Jazz Society's 20th anniversary. Enjoy a variety of professional performers at different venues in the Decatur Conference Center & Hotel....
  • Chicago Restaurant Week: Phil Vettel's picks

    Chicago Restaurant Week: Phil Vettel's picks
    The first Chicago Restaurant Week ran for eight days in 2008 and featured 35 participating restaurants. This year's Chicago Restaurant Week, which begins Jan. 30 and will run through Feb. 12, will feature more than 300 city and suburban restaurants....