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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Review: Cicchetti

    Review: Cicchetti
    Review: Cicchetti 671 N. St. Clair St. 312-642-1800 Rating: !!! 1/2 (out of 4) Heating up Chicago is in the midst of such an Italian restaurant renaissance that you can almost smell the garlic in the air. The prince of orange clogs, Mario Batali, and...
  • Phil Vettel recommends: Chicago Restaurant Week

    Phil Vettel recommends: Chicago Restaurant Week
    Chicago Restaurant Week is back — bigger and extended. Running a full 14 days (Friday through Feb. 6), this seventh annual rendition is officially the longest ever. In practice, though, the promotion, in which participating restaurants offer...
  • 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...
  • Living the dream, Jason Wu-style

    Living the dream,  Jason Wu-style
    Before his 31st birthday, Jason Wu had dressed a first lady for a presidential inaugural ball not once but twice, making him the youngest designer to have a gown displayed in "The First Ladies" exhibit at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American...
  • Mexique's Carlos Gaytan on life after 'Top Chef'

    Mexique's Carlos Gaytan on life after 'Top Chef'
    A miracle is a coincidence you know can't be a coincidence. How else could Carlos Gaytan explain what happened 17 months ago — with his West Town restaurant Mexique spiraling into debt, he and his wife, Iliamar, decided it could no longer go on....