| 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 26, 2014
| 12:03 PM
Seven Chicago restaurants are among the 100 on Wine Enthusiast's list of best wine restaurants. The magazine's annual list honors restaurants with "unique wine programs."
The local restaurants are:
Blackbird, 619 W. Randolph St.
Girl & the Goat, 809...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 11:23 AM
Chicago’s first Red Robin now has an opening date: A spokesman confirmed it will be this Monday, June 23. There are 17 Red Robins in the area, but none within the city of Chicago proper. This new location — a compact version of its full...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Ambition on this level is rarely seen in the restaurant world. But if you’ve got nothing to lose, why not go for broke? That seems to be the operating philosophy of one Brandon Baltzley, who I wrote about here, and was later profiled in the...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 8:17 AM
A report out of Greenwich (Conn.) Patch, via Eater, is that Graham Elliot’s Connecticut restaurant, Primary Food & Drink, has closed. Restaurant manager David Wolvovsky told Patch the restaurant is "closed as of today — the issue being, it...
| 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 “...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 7:41 AM
The final phase of my transformation into a full-fledged Chicagoan involves appreciating the Italian beef sandwich. Until now, I have neglected to give it my full appreciation.
When I moved to Chicago 10 years ago, I had never even heard of the...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 5:10 AM
Dad doesn't need another tie for Father's Day. Just grill a steak on June 15 and let him groove to a carnivorous beat.
What to buy? Well, rib-eye remains the favorite across the United States — and the bigger the better on dad's day. But the...
| 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.
| Jul 2, 2014
| 12:32 PM
The spot: 31s Street Beach and playground (3100 S. Lake Shore Drive, 312-742-5121, cpdbeaches.com/beaches/31st-Street-Beach)
Why it's a gem: The trifecta of an awesome ADA-accessible playground, beautiful beach with southern views of the skyline, and...
| 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,...