| Nov 29, 2014
| 6:43 PM
For years, Nick Kokonas was warned.
No one would ever prepay for a ticket to eat at a restaurant.
For years, Nick Kokonas was undaunted.
He was collecting data, reams of it, showing prepaid tickets increased revenue and wiped out no-shows at Alinea,...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 10:00 PM
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...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 11:11 AM
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:...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 12:44 PM
I case you missed this on my Facebook page, Victoria & Albert's at Disney's Grand Floridian Hotel won a TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Award and ranked at No. 5 in the overall list of Top 25 restaurants in the U.S. The honor is noteworthy for many reasons,...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 1:55 PM
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...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 8:33 AM
What happens when you strap a GoPro camera to a bottle of Malort and pass it to an angel? Gag. You gag.
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...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 4:09 PM
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...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 1:29 PM
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...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 10:11 AM
Three-month-old Tanta, in River North, is easily Chicago's most accomplished Peruvian restaurant, elevating the cuisine — a melting pot that claims Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, African and ancient Incan influences — to the level of fine dining....
| 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...
| Mar 20, 2014
If the culinary world had a "Three Tenors"-like tour, it couldn't do much better than chefs Ferran Adria, Andoni Luis Aduriz and Grant Achatz — and the music likely would make your head spin.
Adria was the chef of Spain's El Bulli, which topped...