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  • Restaurant review: Next's 'Bistro'

    Restaurant review: Next's 'Bistro'
    Next restaurant, which morphs from one cuisine to another three times each year, has always promised, and always delivered, a culinary adventure. With "Bistro," the 13th menu in Next's glittering four-year career, it is the customer who chooses the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Buying a ticket instead of making a reservation

    Buying a ticket instead of making a reservation
    So you just read a rave restaurant review, you have an anniversary approaching and that settles it: you'll splurge on dinner for two at RPM Steak. We're sure you'll enjoy the New York Strip, the risotto with white truffles and the romance … of a 4:...
  • Lincoln Park restaurant L2O turning into Intro, ticketed restaurant with rotating chefs

    Lincoln Park restaurant L2O turning into Intro, ticketed restaurant with rotating chefs
    UPDATE: Tickets are now on sale for Intro's first dinner series.  Rich Melman of Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises has partnered with former L2O chef Matthew Kirkley to open Intro, a restaurant/school concept with ticketed dinners prepared by rotating...
  • Specialty foods firm to relocate to Des Plaines

    Specialty foods firm to relocate to Des Plaines
    Some of Chicago's most famous restaurants will soon receive artisanal meats, truffles and mushrooms from a warehouse on Rawls Road in Des Plaines. D'Artagnan, a New Jersey-based company that specializes in providing high-end restaurants with...
  • Thursday food news: Chicago Firehouse, Senza, Taco Bell

    Thursday food news: Chicago Firehouse, Senza, Taco Bell
    News and notes on this, National Noodle Ring Day. (Break out your spare bundt cake pans!) - Matthew O'Malley, owner of the Chicago Firehouse, vows to re-open after a fire swept through the South Loop restaurant Wednesday morning. [Tribune] - First L2O,...
  • GoPro strapped to Malort bottle is as cringeworthy as you would imagine

    GoPro strapped to Malort bottle is as cringeworthy as you would imagine
    What happens when you strap a GoPro camera to a bottle of Malort and pass it to an angel? Gag. You gag. Everyone gags. Jeppson's Malort mimicked the viral "GoPro on a bottle of Fireball at a wedding video" with an entry of their own, "GoPro on a...
  • Do you still set your courses by the stars?

    Do you still set your courses by the stars?
    The Michelin Guide this week serves up its judges' annual assessment of Chicago-area restaurants. As always, it should be a hefty helping of red meat — or well-prepared portobello mushroom — for those whose mouths water at the prospect of...