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  • Park board approves Maggie Daley Park restaurant

    Park board approves Maggie Daley Park restaurant
    Chicagoans will be able to grab a bite to eat later this year inside or on the rooftop seating area of a restaurant to be built in Maggie Daley Park under a deal approved Wednesday. The Chicago Park District board OK'd a 10-year agreement allowing the...
  • Company chosen to run Maggie Daley Park restaurant, kiosk

    Company chosen to run Maggie Daley Park restaurant, kiosk
    A company that operates 11 establishments in the city won Chicago Park District approval Wednesday for a restaurant that will sit at the south end of Maggie Daley Park. The company that won the bid, Four Corners Tavern Group, will also run a kiosk...
  • Restaurant review: Baffo

    Restaurant review: Baffo
    Baffo is a love-it-or-hate-it restaurant. It's easy to dismiss a formal Italian dining room offering mid-$20s pastas, mid-$30s entrees (topped by a $48 veal dish), $15 cocktails and wines by the glass in the $20s. But it's also tough to hate a dining...
  • 53rd Street restaurateurs

    53rd Street restaurateurs
    A few years ago, when the University of Chicago began approaching well-regarded chefs on the North Side about opening new restaurants on the South Side, the initial reaction was not that encouraging. “To be honest, it was a mixed bag,”...
  • Sighting: Calvin Harris dines at RPM Steak

    Sighting: Calvin Harris dines at RPM Steak
    I was on vacation for about two weeks, which is why some of the celebrity sightings below are a bit older. Better late than never: -    DJ Calvin Harris dined Dec. 17 at RPM Steak while in the area to perform at 103.5 KISS FM’s Jingle Ball. Fall...
  • Party store opens in Tinley Park

    Party store opens in Tinley Park
    Party Fortress, a new party supply store, has opened at 16070 S. Harlem Ave. in Tinley Park, next door to the Fannie May outlet store. The franchised store carries a line of balloons, latex and helium-filled, along with glow sticks, cards, hats and...
  • Jimmy Bannos Jr. of The Purple Pig

    Jimmy Bannos Jr. of The Purple Pig
    Winning the James Beard Foundation's Rising Star Chef of the Year can be a career-launcher; previous winners, for example, include Bobby Flay, Marcus Samuelsson, Grant Achatz and David Chang. So when Jimmy Bannos Jr. heard his name announced in...
  • Jimmy Bannos Jr. pushes restaurant legacy in new directions

    Jimmy Bannos Jr. pushes restaurant legacy in new directions
     In spite of its wild popularity and critical acclaim, and hence the large crowds that usually keep me out of restaurants that are wildly popular and critically acclaimed, the Purple Pig is where I was sitting one recent night awaiting the arrival of some...
  • Rick Bayless' 'Mexico: One Plate at a Time' serves up 10th season on PBS

     Rick Bayless' 'Mexico: One Plate at a Time' serves up 10th season on PBS
    He has three renowned Mexican restaurants in Chicago, five Tortas Frontera outposts (including three at O'Hare International Airport) plus several Frontera Fresco eateries. He's written eight cookbooks, and his Frontera Foods company makes sauces,...
  • Closeness in the kitchen for Bannos family

    Closeness in the kitchen for Bannos family
    I couldn't believe that 6 o'clock on a Thursday night was a good time to connect with the father-and-son Bannos team, but I was assured that it was best for getting them in the same place. As I entered The Purple Pig, I started having my doubts about...
  • National Pizza Week starts early in Chicago

    National Pizza Week starts early in Chicago
    What better way to usher in frigid January temperatures than indulging in the comfort food of pizza? The second week in January is National Pizza Week, and at least one Chicago-area restaurant is getting a head start.  Nellcote (833 W. Randolph St.,...