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  • Cicchetti to close after Saturday service

    Cicchetti to close after Saturday service
    The thing about the restaurant industry is: "You never know." Cicchetti, the Streeterville restaurant with an impressive pedigree of kitchen talent, a restaurant our critic Phil Vettel gave three stars, has succumbed to the realities of the profit-loss...
  • Pike Place Market is a magical lure on Seattle's bustling waterfront

    Pike Place Market is a magical lure on Seattle's bustling waterfront
    Somehow, on four visits to Pike Place Market over three decades, I failed to learn where the brothel was. Nor did I hear how the first Starbucks did business for years in this neighborhood before selling its first cup of coffee. Clearly, I was missing a...
  • Velvet Underground dinner features Kahan, Merges and John Cale

    Velvet Underground dinner features Kahan, Merges and John Cale
    Big-time, chef-y, multi-course collaboration dinners are a dime a dozen in Chicago, but the one at Nico Osteria (1015 N. Rush St.) this Sunday warrants more than a cursory mention. We'll ignore the fact Paul Kahan (Blackbird, Avec, The Publican) and...
  • Review: Dove's Luncheonette

    Review: Dove's Luncheonette
    Review: Dove's Luncheonette 1545 N. Damen Ave. 773-645-4060 Rating: !!!! (out of 4) Already hot "No cross-table dancing allowed." I still don't know what that means, but it was on a sign stuck to the wall at The Lantern, a diner I used to hang out in...
  • GrubHub CEO, Chicago Ventures back food-media startup Morsel

    GrubHub CEO, Chicago Ventures back food-media startup Morsel
    Chicago-based food media startup Morsel announced an $800,000 seed-funding round Tuesday, led by Chicago Ventures and backed by GrubHub co-founder and CEO Matt Maloney, who will act as chairman of the company. The social media-style app aims to engage...
  • Weekend preview: Greatness on Clematis Street

    Weekend preview: Greatness on Clematis Street
    From the sweeping, sun-soaked waterfront at one end to the nightfall mystery of the bars and pubs up the block, the eclectic charms of West Palm Beach’s Clematis Street are no secret to locals. So the news that Clematis has been named one of the...
  • Chicago Gourmet: One tasty weekend

    Chicago Gourmet: One tasty weekend
    Dean Schmiedt, a 64-year-old pharmaceutical consultant from Fort Ripley, Minn., was all set to fly to Chicago Friday with his psychologist wife, Karleen, for their third straight Chicago Gourmet when they arrived at Minneapolis-St. Paul International...
  • One Off's newest restaurant: Dove's Luncheonette

    One Off's newest restaurant: Dove's Luncheonette
    A lot of news has come out of One Off Hospitality this summer, the restaurant group behind Blackbird, Avec, The Publican and The Violet Hour. Now comes word of their latest restaurant addition, called Dove's Luncheonette. The "Mexican-inspired soul...
  • Dove's Luncheonette opens Monday in Wicker Park

    Dove's Luncheonette opens Monday in Wicker Park
    With little fanfare, the newest restaurant from James Beard Award-winning restaurant group One Off Hospitality opened in Wicker Park Monday morning. Dove’s Luncheonette¬†(1545 N. Damen Ave.), a 41-stool counter diner serving “Southern-...
  • Loud restaurants work to diminish noise

    Loud restaurants work to diminish noise
    Chef Brian Huston knew he was in trouble at the pre-opening party for his new Evanston restaurant Boltwood. "It was so loud," he said. "It was terrible," agreed partner John Kim. "But we weren't not going to open." So the 70-seat farm-to-table...
  • 2014 Chicago outdoor dining and drinking preview

    2014 Chicago outdoor dining and drinking preview
    So, winter of 2014, right? That's all we have to say about Chiberia, snowpocalypse, polar vortex—whatever it was we all just lived through. Patio season is always highly anticipated in Chicago, but this year we may see stampedes to the first...