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  • Friday links: Our excuse to use 'turkey testicles' in a headline

    News and links from the food world this Friday afternoon: - As we first reported Thursday, Takashi Yagihashi is closing his eponymous restaurant at year's end. That makes two Michelin-starred restaurants that have announced their closing in the last...
  • Hot or not? Esquire hails Faith & Flower and Chi Spacca, TripAdvisor disses

    Hot or not? Esquire hails Faith & Flower and Chi Spacca, TripAdvisor disses
    Are we hot or are we not? This week, Esquire magazine named two local restaurants as among the best new spots in the country. But just last week, the travel website TripAdvisor released its annual 10 best list and there wasn’t a Southern...
  • Restaurant review: Next's 'Trio' menu

    Restaurant review: Next's 'Trio' menu
    After 10 iterations in which Next has looked outward, creating menus inspired by cuisine from turn-of-the-century Paris, street food from Thailand and the gastronomic wonders of El Bulli chef Ferran Adria, the shape-shifting Next has adopted an inward...
  • Grant Achatz named honorary president of Bocuse d'Or jury

    Grant Achatz named honorary president of Bocuse d'Or jury
    The Bocuse d'Or, considered by some as the Olympic Games of cooking competitions, has named Alinea chef Grant Achatz as honorary president of the Bocuse jury. The competition takes place every other year and will be held Jan. 27-28, 2015, in Lyon, France....
  • Victoria & Albert's wins TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Award

    Victoria & Albert's wins TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Award
    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,...
  • 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...
  • Local reservation, pay method is just the ticket

    Local reservation, pay method is just the ticket
    42 Grams is the latest Chicago restaurant to feature prepaid, nonrefundable tickets in place of traditional reservations. The advantage to the customer: Known, up-front costs and little, if anything, to settle up at evening's end. The advantage to the...
  • 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....
  • Chicago grabs James Beard 'food Oscars' ceremony from New York

    Chicago grabs James Beard 'food Oscars' ceremony from New York
    The James Beard Foundation Awards, considered the Oscars of the American restaurant scene, is moving its 25th anniversary ceremony to Chicago in 2015. It will be held at the Civic Opera House May 4 and would be the first time the ceremony is hosted...
  • Archive: Hot Doug's, the quintessential Chicago restaurant

    Archive: Hot Doug's, the quintessential Chicago restaurant
    This article was originally published on May 26, 2011 Two months ago, I returned from unquestionably the greatest vacation of my life: 96 hours spent in New Orleans eating, drinking, dancing, stumbling merrily down Decatur Street, drooling Sazerac...