| Jun 5, 2014
| 8:37 AM
AMERICA’S BEST BURRITO: Former Chicagoan/number-crunching wunderkind Nate Silver and his crew at Fivethirtyeight has begun the search for America’s best burrito. True to form, they say they have a methodology to quantitatively call it “...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 7:43 AM
If you seek out good food, you probably care about good beer, too. It's no different for Chicago restaurants, who increasingly are collaborating with local breweries on exclusive beers that are specific to just one restaurant or bar. "It's no question...
| May 30, 2014
| 3:56 AM
Chicago tourism officials have committed to raise nearly $2 million in sponsorships for the James Beard Foundation Awards, a pledge that helped lure the event, considered the Oscars of American dining, from New York to Chicago in 2015.
| Jun 1, 2014
Chicago tourism officials have committed to raise nearly $2 million in sponsorships for the James Beard Foundation Awards, a pledge that helped lure the event, considered the Oscars of American dining, to Chicago in 2015 from New York.
| Jun 11, 2014
| 7:22 AM
Like the old adage says, “You can’t please everybody.”
It appears that’s the case with the city’s new rideshare ordinance, which will force companies such as Uber X, Lyft and Sidecar to adhere to regulations such as...
| Jun 5, 2014
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...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 9:06 AM
Making the cut: Three Chicago restaurants make the top 64 cut in FiveThirtyEight’s search for America’s best burrito. They are: La Pasadita (top seed), L’Patron Tacos and Irazu.
Burke heads west: David Burke is expanding his...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 4:54 AM
Add electronic cigarette use to the list of activities banned by the CTA.
In its monthly meeting Wednesday, the CTA board is poised to include e-cigarettes in the agency's smoking ban. A CTA spokesman said the agency already considered the battery-...
| May 6, 2014
| 2:05 PM
In this, our city built on encased meats, where a condiment like ketchup is holy sacrilege, where relish can only look like it’s been exposed to plutonium-239, there is but one abiding truth: Chicago takes its hot dogs seriously.
So when news came...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 12:06 PM
The first thing Jared Rouben does when we meet is suggest we talk over a lunch of charcoal-grilled chicken, refried beans and arroz amarillo. We're here to chat beer—specifically, his coming-soon Pilsen brewery, Moody Tongue—but food is...
| May 6, 2014
| 10:40 AM
This article was originally published on May 26, 2011
Two months ago, I returned from unquestionably the greatest vacation of my life: 96 hours spent in New Orleans eating, drinking, dancing, stumbling merrily down Decatur Street, drooling Sazerac...