| Jun 1, 2014
MOUNT DESERT ISLAND, MAINE — After a last day of hiking at Maine's Acadia National Park, creeping up the steep face of Precipice, the hand-over-hand ascent on the east side of Mount Desert Island, we decide to reward ourselves with dinner out. We...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 7:01 PM
The first days of summer are like an alarm clock for rosé drinkers. "The first nice day of the season, you'll see rosé sales skyrocket. Everyone thinks, 'It's sunny and warm, I want something pink,'" said Kristin Irwin, wine sales manager at recently...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 7:18 AM
Webster's Wine Bar will still be around. Just not on Webster Avenue.
Webster's Wine Bar co-owner Tom MacDonald says that Webster's, which for more than 19 years has entertained and enlightened Chicagoans on all things vino, will pour its final glass --...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Today in the disintegration of America's cultural fabric: I was flipping through channels the other night and came across a show on the Destination America channel called Deep Fried Masters. Contestants deep fry foods you’re not supposed to deep fry...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 9:58 AM
The Chinese American Service League hosted its 35th anniversary dinner gala with nearly 700 guests at the Hilton Chicago on May 21. The event celebrated its 35 years of service to the community and included traditional Chinese dancing by children from...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 5:55 AM
Tickets are still available for the 26th Taste of the Nation gala, Wednesday evening in Navy Pier’s Grand Ballroom.
More than 85 top chefs and mixologists will combine their talents for an evening of food, cocktails, wine and beer, along with...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 6:42 AM
Are you ready to gorge? I can’t hear you, Chicago. I said, ARE YOU READY TO GORGE?
Food Network Magazine’s first annual Food Network in Concert takes place Saturday at Ravinia in Highland Park and will not only treat guests to music from...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 7:47 AM
| Dec 26, 2013
| 7:00 AM
New Year's Eve is just six days away. Do you have your dinner reservations yet?
If not, I've got a few extras. More than 130, actually.
As I've done for the last 13 years (and 18 of the last 20), I've made reservations, in my name, at restaurants...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 10:00 PM
671 N. St. Clair St. 312-642-1800
Rating: !!! 1/2 (out of 4) Heating up
Chicago is in the midst of such an Italian restaurant renaissance that you can almost smell the garlic in the air. The prince of orange clogs, Mario Batali, and...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 11:07 AM
The Jean Banchet Awards for Culinary Excellence — the local Emmys equivalent to the James Beard Foundation Awards — is the annual ceremony celebrating the achievements in Chicago’s restaurant community. This year’s nominees were...