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  • Tuesday: Eat. Drink. Do.

    Tuesday: Eat. Drink. Do.
    Bacon Month kickoff, a Frankie Knuckles film screening and more things to do in Chicago on Tuesday, March 31.  EAT That's What Cheese Said CH Distillery 564 W. Randolph St. 312-707-8780 Chefs from Analogue, Blackbird and Girl & the Goat join CH'...
  • Petit Trois, Goin, Narvaez and Taymor lead L.A.'s Beard nominees

    Petit Trois, Goin, Narvaez and Taymor lead L.A.'s Beard nominees
    Southern California chefs and restaurants earned nominations for seven major honors in the 2015 James Beard Foundation Restaurant and Chef Awards announced Tuesday. Petit Trois is one of five finalists for the best new restaurant. Other nominees include...
  • Jean Banchet Awards nominees announced

    Jean Banchet Awards nominees announced
    The Jean Banchet Awards for Culinary Excellence, which honor culinary distinction in the Chicago area, announced its nominees Thursday. There are four nominees in each of the 12 restaurant and chef categories; this year, for the first time, public input...
  • Fundraiser at River Roast to benefit chef's children

    Fundraiser at River Roast to benefit chef's children
    By now, a lot of people know about the tragedy that befell chef Dean Zanella six months ago. His wife, Mary, gave birth two twin girls (Anna Grace and Nora Joan), but complications set in and, eight days later, she died. Tuesday, a number of Chicago's...
  • 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...
  • 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-...
  • From art student to Acadia

    From art student to Acadia
    10:45 p.m. is not the usual time for an interview, but that is how it worked out. As I entered Acadia on South Wabash, pastry chef Ji Yoon greeted me from behind the host stand. She had been waiting for me, and was dressed in her civilians, ready to...
  • 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...
  • Restaurant review: Salero ★★★

    Restaurant review: Salero ★★★
    Salero is barely 2 months old, but it has Chicago's dining scene buzzing. The Spanish-inspired restaurant is the latest from Wood owner Franco Gianni, and like Wood, is run by executive chef Ashlee Aubin, who is becoming a force to be reckoned with in...
  • Bainbridge Island: Where Seattle goes for R&R

    Bainbridge Island: Where Seattle goes for R&R
    Bainbridge Island, 35 minutes by ferry from the Seattle waterfront, is an escape from city grit. For locals, the island (population 23,196) is a haven for affluent commuters. For visitors, it's an easy day trip with 30 miles of trails, seven wineries...
  • 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...