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  • Chicago's 30+ new, coming-soon patios of 2015

    Chicago's 30+ new, coming-soon patios of 2015
    Sky’s out, thighs out. Sun’s out, guns out. And you should be too … outdoors, that is. We can finally see warm weather in the future, and as Chicagoans, it’s our right to have as much fun in the sun as possible while it lasts. This season’s newest outdoor spaces are upping the ante on dining and drinking alfresco with everything from bocce ball to cityscape views to firepits for marshmallow-roasting. As soon as the temps allow it, grab your sunglasses, pack your sunscreen, stay hydrated and, for heaven’s sake, Chicago, stay outside.
  • Tasting menus, chef demos galore as the Beard Awards roll into town

    Tasting menus, chef demos galore as the Beard Awards roll into town
    In case you've been living in a culinary vacuum the last few months: The James Beard Foundation Awards, a black-tie gala that's been dubbed the "culinary Oscars," will take place Monday in Chicago. And with hundreds of chefs, restaurateurs and free-...

    Cajun vs. Creole: Do you know the difference?

     Cajun vs. Creole: Do you know the difference?
    Mention "Cajun" or "Creole," and you're likely to think of gumbo or any of the other iconic dishes that have put Louisiana on the culinary map: jambalaya, red beans and rice or the decadent crawfish etouffee. While these dishes tend to fall collectively...

    Grand Chefs Gala benefits Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

    Grand Chefs Gala benefits Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
    The 18th annual Grand Chefs Gala honored the city's culinary elite with Jean Banchet Awards for Culinary Excellence at a benefit for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at the Fairmont Chicago on Jan. 30. More than 900 guests attended the event that recognized...

    New Italian restaurant Formento's dazzles in the West Loop

    New Italian restaurant Formento's dazzles in the West Loop
    New- and old-school sensibilities unite at Formento's. Review: Formento's 925 W. Randolph St. 312-690-7295 Rating: !!!! (out of 4) Already hot There are a lot of things Chicago doesn't need more of: potholes, corruption, red light cameras and polar...