| Feb 3, 2015
| 3:00 AM
Something about Valentine's Day brings out the view-seekers.
I receive all sorts of requests for restaurant recommendations during the year — which I actually enjoy getting, by the way — but early February seems to be romantic-view season....
| Apr 1, 2015
| 10:00 AM
On Tuesday, many Chicagoans will head to restaurants not to eat but to vote in the runoff elections.
The majority of polling places comprise community spaces such as schools, city municipal buildings and churches, but there are dozens of surprising...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 9:26 AM
Are you ready for another Restaurant Week?
Chicago Originals, a collection of independent restaurants in Chicago, begins its Restaurant Week Friday. Running through Feb. 28, the promotion features two dozen restaurants offering $32.15 dinners (number of...
| Feb 18, 2015
| 9:08 AM
With the James Beard Foundation's 25th annual awards taking place in Chicago this year, a number of locals could find themselves standing on the stage of the Civic Opera House this May.
As has been tradition the last few years, the Beard Foundation...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 3:00 AM
By the time you read this I may already be gone, having headed for the thickest clump of wilderness, anywhere that might exist where I can still walk into a restaurant and a waiter won't ask ...
"Have you dined with us before?"
It's not the question...
| Mar 31, 2015
| 12:31 PM
In the last year, Chicago food lovers have pegged Hyde Park as the next restaurant hotspot, the next West Loop, carrying with it the connotation that it’s a dining neighborhood on the rise. With Tuesday’s news of Mike Sheerin joining the fray,...
| Mar 20, 2015
| 8:18 AM
Adam Richman, best-known for his eating feats in Travel Channel's "Man v. Food," will kick off another show, "Man Finds Food," that is set to air April 1 on that network.
The program, which aims to highlight notable restaurants and their notable off-...
| Feb 26, 2015
| 12:46 PM
After five years as one of Chicago's most notable vegan restaurants, Karyn's on Green (130 S. Green St.) will shut its doors Sunday.
Owner and founder Karyn Calabrese said the restaurant was too big, and the raw food scene something Chicagoans had not...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 9:10 AM
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.,...
| Mar 17, 2015
| 9:49 AM
On March 24 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Taste on Chestnut (505 Chestnut St., Winnetka, 847-441-0134) will celebrate the culinary talents of Chicago's best Latin chefs with a charitable evening of music, salsa dancing and food.
The participating chefs are...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 3:00 AM
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...