| Jun 12, 2015
| 2:13 PM
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'...
| Jun 4, 2015
| 10:14 AM
April Francis, founder, DOSE Market
I WAIT ALL YEAR FOR:
"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...
| Apr 15, 2015
| 10:37 AM
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...
| Apr 13, 2015
| 8:41 AM
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,...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 10:00 PM
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...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 8:06 AM
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...
| Feb 26, 2015
| 2:08 PM
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...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 10:29 AM
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...
| Feb 26, 2015
New rotating chef restaurant Intro begins with California chef CJ Jacobson.
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...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 10:00 PM
New- and old-school sensibilities unite at 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...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 9:50 AM
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...