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  • Wood smoke lifts humble bologna sandwich to greatness

     Wood smoke lifts humble bologna sandwich to greatness
    If you find yourself behind bars, expect to eat a lot of bologna. Because I teach in a local penal institution, I've seen many lunch carts filled to brimming with bologna sandwiches for inmates. Having been jailed myself overnight in Monroe, Wis., for a...
  • Openings: Umami Burger, Kings County Tap, Fuh

    Openings: Umami Burger, Kings County Tap, Fuh
    Umami Burger: Umami lovers in Chicago can celebrate: Umami Burger, the California chain known for its flavor-packed burgers thanks to a preponderance of, well, umami, plans to open a second Chicago location at 945 W. Randolph St. in the West Loop next...
  • Hogsalt's Cocello and Roxie By The Slice are reconcepting

    Hogsalt's Cocello and Roxie By The Slice are reconcepting
    Maybe third time's the charm. Cocello, the River North Italian concept from Hogsalt Hospitality (Au Cheval, Bavette's, Maude's Liquor Bar), will reconcept once again, this time into a daytime coffeeshop that becomes a private dining space at night. A...
  • The 2015 James Beard Awards: pig roasts and Alton Brown on guitar

    The 2015 James Beard Awards: pig roasts and Alton Brown on guitar
    For the first time in its 25-year history, the James Beard Awards, which concluded Monday night, were held not in New York City but in Chicago. And boy, did Chicago roll out the red carpet for the restaurant awards. (The journalism and book awards took...
  • Five minutes with ... Phillip Foss

    Five minutes with ... Phillip Foss
    It's hard to imagine a fine restaurant at the end of a small and lonely dead-end section of 14th Street off of Western Avenue. It is bordered on one side by a grassy hill topped with train tracks, and some nondescript buildings and a local bar on the...
  • Sizing up the pizza at Roxie's by the Slice in Wicker Park

    Sizing up the pizza at Roxie's by the Slice in Wicker Park
    Pizza review: Roxie's by the Slice 1732 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-987-6543 Rating: !! 1/2 (out of 4) Brendan Sodikoff is the man with the golden touch. The owner of Hogsalt Hospitality fed Chicago's modern doughnut revolution with Doughnut Vault. He...
  • First look inside the new Soho House Chicago

    First look inside the new Soho House Chicago
    Nick Jones says he can tell within five minutes whether a space is right for Soho House, the private members club for "creative souls" that he has been bringing to cities across the globe. It took him even less time on his first visit to the century-old...
  • Worth a trip: Fried chicken at Mini-Hut

    Worth a trip: Fried chicken at Mini-Hut
    Fried chicken at Mini Hut 6659 W. Archer Ave. 773-586-2115 I've eaten a lot of fried chicken in Chicago. I love Au Cheval's General Jane's fried chicken, Crisp's Seoul Sassy fried chicken and Honey Butter Fried Chicken's offerings. Harold's wings "fried...
  • Menus and setting influence restaurant music choices

    Menus and setting influence restaurant music choices
    Chicago is no longer known for its meat-and-potatoes menus but for its innovative contemporary cuisine, and the background music in more of the city's restaurants mirrors that same creative spirit. Scott McNiece, founder of Uncanned Music, sifts through...
  • Kevin Pang dishes on late-night eats

    Kevin Pang dishes on late-night eats
    Eating at 3 a.m. is a pleasure born from necessity. Something happens -- be it workers getting off the late shift, chemistry finals the next morning or 12 shots of Jameson -- that keeps us awake while the rest of the world soundly sleeps. At that hour,...
  • Revisiting Everest, Les Nomades

    Revisiting Everest, Les Nomades
    In the 1998 Zagat Survey Chicago Guide, of the 40 restaurants with the highest food ratings (based on popular opinion), 20 of them were French. In the most recent Chicago Guide, fifteen years later, that list of 40 includes maybe five French...