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  • Restaurants experimenting with pay-in-advance tickets

    SAN FRANCISCO With restaurant patrons increasingly jumping on the Internet to make reservations, some high-end eateries here and across the country are adding a new tech wrinkle: having their clientele pay for their meal in advance using an online...
  • Dining near Bears training camp

    Dining near Bears training camp
    The Chicago Bears' preseason camp opens Friday in Bourbonnais (on the campus of Olivet Nazarene University) and continues, with one or two interruptions, through Aug. 12. Practice sessions are free and open to the public, and approximately 100,000 fans...
  • Restaurant bans loud children, strollers, booster seats from dining room

    Restaurant bans loud children, strollers, booster seats from dining room
    A screaming baby or a child running through a dining room is never a pleasant sound or sight for diners, but one Northern California restaurant has decided to do something about the behavior of its pint-sized diners. Shake's Old Fisherman's Grotto on...
  • Dining briefs: New baker at One Off, Tickets vs. Reservations, National Doughnut Day

    Dining briefs: New baker at One Off, Tickets vs. Reservations, National Doughnut Day
    PERSONNEL MOVES: Greg Wade, the head baker at Little Goat Bread, will now be leading the bread program for One Off Hospitality. As part of the move, One Off (Blackbird, Avec, Publican, Big Star et al.) will relocate its baking operations from Publican...
  • Dining briefs: Beard dinner, Joly wins, Cantu does beer

    Dining briefs: Beard dinner, Joly wins, Cantu does beer
    All-star collaboration: Last year, the James Beard Foundation took its act on the road with a pop-up culinary series called "Taste America." For this year’s stop in Chicago, the chefs involved are a veritable all-star team. The event will be held at...
  • Chef Thomas Keller's protégés prosper in restaurant world

    Chef Thomas Keller's protégés prosper in restaurant world
    Through his restaurants — the French Laundry and Ad Hoc in Napa Valley, Per Se in New York and Bouchons in Beverly Hills, Las Vegas and Yountville, Calif. — Thomas Keller has given a start to some of today's brightest young chefs. Here are...
  • The essentials: Calumet Fisheries

    The essentials: Calumet Fisheries
    Calumet Fisheries 3259 E. 95th St. 773-933-9855 Looks like: A vintage Pizza Hut that's missing its other half, thanks to its tiny size and sloping red roof Sounds like: The bubble and sizzle of hard-working deep fryers Smells like: Fry oil, wood smoke...
  • Cornwall Pastry Chef's Beard Oil Gaining Fans

    Cornwall Pastry Chef's Beard Oil Gaining Fans
    Pastry chef Tommy Juliano has worked in some of the country's top kitchens: Eleven Madison Park and wd-50 in New York City, Alinea in Chicago and ON20 in Hartford. Each restaurant required chefs to be clean-shaven, dressed in pressed whites. Then he...
  • Opening a restaurant, taking a leap

    Opening a restaurant, taking a leap
    Neophyte restaurateurs Beverly Kim and Johnny Clark ran through calculations on their Excel spreadsheet, something they've done plenty in the last year. They knew early on that the margin of error at their new Avondale restaurant, Parachute, was thin....
  • Mexique's Carlos Gaytan on life after 'Top Chef'

    Mexique's Carlos Gaytan on life after 'Top Chef'
    A miracle is a coincidence you know can't be a coincidence. How else could Carlos Gaytan explain what happened 17 months ago — with his West Town restaurant Mexique spiraling into debt, he and his wife, Iliamar, decided it could no longer go on....
  • Upscale restaurants that are kid-friendly

    Upscale restaurants that are kid-friendly
    Gather This Lincoln Square restaurant serves a family-style meal every Sunday. Choose three out of the six entrees, which on a recent Sunday included butternut squash risotto, pulled pork and a mixed green salad with apples and hazelnuts. The meal...