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  • Hot Doug's closing doors for good in October

    Hot Doug's closing doors for good in October
    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...
  • Dodger Stadium: Go for the game, stay for the meatballs and cannoli

    Dodger Stadium: Go for the game, stay for the meatballs and cannoli
    A few hours before the first pitch of the Dodgers vs. Phillies game Wednesday, Tommy Lasorda sat eating a bowl of meatballs smothered in red sauce at a table behind Tommy Lasorda's Trattoria, one of the new concession stands at Dodger stadium. People...
  • Phil Vettel: Mother's Day dining recommendations

    Phil Vettel: Mother's Day dining recommendations
    Seems like just last week we were dealing with Easter, doesn't it? Well, the other big Sunday for dining is just 10 days away, and Chicago's restaurants, as always, are ready. Acadia: A la carte Mother's Day brunch served 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dinner...
  • Anchovies work their way into myriad dishes

    Anchovies work their way into myriad dishes
    You might not imagine the anchovy, that canned fish so reviled by children and the squeamish for its overpowering presence in Caesar salads and on pizzas, as a stealthy ingredient. Nevertheless, the anchovy crept up on me. I can pinpoint the moment it...
  • Jared Rouben gives Chicago a first taste of Moody Tongue brewery

    Jared Rouben gives Chicago a first taste of Moody Tongue brewery
    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...
  • Enchanted union at 42 Grams

    Enchanted union at 42 Grams
    The underground-dining world has become quite the fertile breeding ground for impressive restaurants; the stellar Elizabeth, the award-winning Fat Rice and Bonsoiree (the last sadly gone but dazzling in its day) all have their roots in underground dining....
  • Taste of Chicago 2014: Turkey legs are back!

    Taste of Chicago 2014: Turkey legs are back!
    Well, we knew Dominick's wasn't coming back. But plenty of other restaurants and food trucks are gearing up to participate in Taste of Chicago, July 9-13 in Grant Park. City officials Wednesday announced the names of 66 participating food vendors, a mix...
  • Local reservation, pay method is just the ticket

    Local reservation, pay method is just the ticket
    42 Grams is the latest Chicago restaurant to feature prepaid, nonrefundable tickets in place of traditional reservations. The advantage to the customer: Known, up-front costs and little, if anything, to settle up at evening's end. The advantage to the...
  • Couple's culturally diverse marriage

    Couple's culturally diverse marriage
    In 1973, Queta Rodriguez traveled from her home in Mexico City for a yearlong visit with her uncle in New York City. She tagged along with her uncle's buddy to a French class, which was as much a social gathering as language course. There, Queta met Ron...
  • Chicago grabs James Beard 'food Oscars' ceremony from New York

    Chicago grabs James Beard 'food Oscars' ceremony from New York
    The James Beard Foundation Awards, considered the Oscars of the American restaurant scene, is moving its 25th anniversary ceremony to Chicago in 2015. It will be held at the Civic Opera House May 4 and would be the first time the ceremony is hosted...
  • James Beard restaurant awards will move to Chicago next year

    The James Beard Foundation has been intimately associated with New York City. After all, that was the city Beard himself called home, and in fact, it was the effort to save his old brownstone that led to the organization’s formation in 1986. But...