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  • Indoor behavior rules apply outdoors too, restaurants want parents to know

     Indoor behavior rules apply outdoors too, restaurants want parents to know
    With resin chairs filling up sidewalk cafes and patios around the city, families are filling up many of them just as fast. And with the alfresco eating season and small children comes a seasonal concern at some restaurants: safety. Whether a restaurant'...
  • The can't miss, summer in Chicago list

    The can't miss, summer in Chicago list
    April Francis, founder, DOSE Market I WAIT ALL YEAR FOR: Outdoor tennis "I love being on the tennis court in the summer — Smith Park in West Town is my go-to. There's nothing like playing early in the morning and getting a little sweat going...
  • Vettel: How Cantu changed Chicago's culinary scene

    Vettel: How Cantu changed Chicago's culinary scene
    In 2005, just about every top food writer in America visited Chicago, and three chefs drew them here. First, of course, was Grant Achatz, whose restaurant, Alinea, was inspiring cover stories even before it opened in May that year. But writers also...
  • Chicago launches 'Epic' national TV campaign

     Chicago launches 'Epic' national TV campaign
    Chicago, city of the big shoulders, is getting a head-to-toe makeover in a new national television campaign launching today. Forget about hog butcher, tool maker and stacker of wheat. Chicago is being depicted as a hotbed of music festivals, hipsters,...
  • Alinea, Grace among Chicago's six five-diamond winners

    Alinea, Grace among Chicago's six five-diamond winners
    AAA (American Automobile Association) announced this year's five-diamond and four-diamond restaurant and hotel winners Friday, and, once again, Chicago is sitting pretty. Chicago netted six five-diamond restaurants, all repeat winners; only New York...
  • Next restaurant's animated trailer previews Bistro menu

    Next restaurant's animated trailer previews Bistro menu
    Next restaurant announced the launch of its new menu earlier this week, and  owners Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas did it with the help of a trailer. A cute cartoon is the latest in a line of videos produced by the Fulton Market restaurant to advertise...
  • Bread & Wine announces Alinea alum as new executive chef

    Bread & Wine announces Alinea alum as new executive chef
    Bread & Wine (3734 W. Irving Park Rd., 773-866-5266) announced Thursday that it has appointed Caleb Trahan, an alum of Alinea and Table, Donkey & Stick, as its new executive chef. Before coming to Chicago to work as Alinea's chef de partie, Trahan...
  • Grant Achatz's recipe for prune ketchup

    Grant Achatz's recipe for prune ketchup
    Q: We had a recipe for prune ketchup when I was a young boy. It goes great with venison. Would anyone have a great recipe? — Jim Statler, Yakima, Wash. A: Yes, indeed. Grant Achatz, the star chef of Chicago's Alinea, had a recipe for prune...
  • Review: CJ Jacobson's 'rustic refined' menu at Intro

    Review: CJ Jacobson's 'rustic refined' menu at Intro
    New rotating chef restaurant Intro begins with California chef CJ Jacobson. Review: Intro 2300 N. Lincoln Park West 773-868-0002 Rating: !!! (out of 4) Off to a good start For a lot of restaurants in Chicago, the first year in business looks a...
  • 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...
  • Colorado epicurean event features a strong Chicago connection

     Colorado epicurean event features a strong Chicago connection
    Epicurean travelers looking for a getaway in the spring need to check out the Broadmoor Hotel's inaugural "Taste & Savor" event, scheduled for March 5-8. The weekend's seminars will include a caviar tasting, new ways to prepare vegetables and throwing...