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  • What Clicked: CTA reviews, Chief Keef and more

    What Clicked: CTA reviews, Chief Keef and more
    Folks couldn't possibly be expected to go to work on a Monday like today. But here you are—despite the beautiful weather—sitting in front of your computer once again. That's alright, we have your back with our weekly look back at are most...
  • Songs of Good Cheer is just around the corner

     Songs of Good Cheer is just around the corner
    Frosty the Snowman was a jolly, happy soul, but now he is so much more than that. Starting today, Frosty and his rival, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, are the key to winning two free tickets to Songs of Good Cheer, the annual holiday singalongs that my...
  • From art student to Acadia

    From art student to Acadia
    10:45 p.m. is not the usual time for an interview, but that is how it worked out. As I entered Acadia on South Wabash, pastry chef Ji Yoon greeted me from behind the host stand. She had been waiting for me, and was dressed in her civilians, ready to...
  • The Boka Group tries Japanese fare at new West Loop restaurant Momotaro

    The Boka Group tries Japanese fare at new West Loop restaurant Momotaro
    Review: Momotaro 820 W. Lake St. 312-733-4818 Rating: !!! (out of 4) Off to a good start Restaurateurs Rob Katz and Kevin Boehm of The Boka Restaurant Group have quite the collection of successful restaurants, from the crispy pig-faced glory of Girl &...
  • Inside billionaire Joe Grendys' chicken empire

    Inside billionaire Joe Grendys' chicken empire
    Billionaire Joe Grendys has no clue how Forbes found him. After all, he lives in the same Chicago bungalow where he grew up. His business, Park Ridge-based chicken processor Koch Foods (pronounced "cook"), has been on the magazine's list of largest...
  • Eat This!

    Eat This!
    Gravlax: Growing up in the salmon-bountiful Pacific Northwest, befriending a number of Scandinavians and living near an Ikea has turned me into a big fan of gravlax. In Chicago you'll find a few high-end restaurants curing their own salmon, but more...
  • Phil Vettel on 25 years as a dining critic

    Phil Vettel on 25 years as a dining critic
    As of this month, I have been the Tribune's restaurant critic for 25 years. A quarter-century. When I filed my first Tribune review, the best restaurant in the area was Le Francais, although a 2-year-old restaurant called Charlie Trotter's was gathering...
  • Frankenstein's little friend coming to the Pickwick

    Frankenstein's little friend coming to the Pickwick
    Somewhere in rural Switzerland, a town council convenes. They are all men of advanced age and they are grumbling about the state of their village: "Forsaken, desolate and shunned by every traveler, and why? Because of these Frankensteins!" Right? I...
  • Deerfield backs adding e-cigarettes to indoor smoking ban

    Deerfield backs adding e-cigarettes to indoor smoking ban
    Deerfield trustees support regulating electronic cigarettes like other tobacco products. On Monday night, the village board considered the "first reading" of the new village law, which notes that e-cigarettes "remain unregulated at the federal level,...
  • Shopping for authentic Cajun food in Chicago

    Shopping for authentic Cajun food in Chicago
    Q: I'm looking for anything in a Cajun grocery line. --Joe Lempa, Forest View, Il. A: As you know, there are online sources from which to order all sorts of Cajun food products. It's an easy, convenient way to get what you need. But I do understand...
  • Hot Doug's: The exit interview

    Hot Doug's: The exit interview
    The restaurant Hot Doug's, and the very idea of it, was a cosmic event. We will never again in our lifetime see a restaurant where devotees stand in line for 12 hours to sample a hot dog (which was what happened this past Saturday). Surely, other...