| Jun 8, 2014
| 10:00 PM
This is an edited interview from Zimmern’s appearance at Sunday’s Printers Row Lit Fest.
Q: You’ve dined in Chicago more than most out-of-towners. How would you describe our food scene to someone unfamiliar?
A: In the last 10 years,...
| 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...
| May 15, 2014
| 5:48 AM
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...
| Jun 12, 2014
Father's Day is Sunday, and if you haven't figured out what to do for Dear Ol' Dad, Chicago restaurants are eager to assist.
Barbakoa: Father's Day prix-fixe menu, $45, includes five-course dinner and beer or sangria flight. 1341 Butterfield Road,...
| 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...
| May 4, 2014
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...
| May 27, 2014
Q: Forty-six years ago I went to the South Pacific Polynesian Restaurant in downtown Chicago with some girlfriends. They had the best Hong Kong steak with grill marks and a nice gravy with vegetables. A few years later returning with my fiance, the...
| May 6, 2014
Q: I have lost my copy of a Thanksgiving issue. 1990-1991? It was a Thanksgiving menu. It was recommended as different from the traditional turkey dinner. The stuffing had nuts and dried fruit. The sweet potatoes had slices of cheddar cheese and the...
| 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...
| May 3, 2014
| 5:08 PM
Construction begins in earnest this year on a multibillion-dollar stretch of highway in DuPage County amid a growing sense that its potential to become a long-promised western route to O'Hare International Airport will fall far short of expectations....
| May 7, 2014
| 8:14 AM
The city's first "culinary" brewery is set to debut, but don't expect its ingredient-heavy beers on liquor store shelves or at most bars. Moody Tongue beers, appropriately enough, will be on tap at the city's most adventurous restaurants.