| Mar 29, 2015
| 10:00 PM
Bacon Month kickoff, a Frankie Knuckles film screening and more things to do in Chicago on Tuesday, March 31.
That's What Cheese Said
564 W. Randolph St. 312-707-8780
Chefs from Analogue, Blackbird and Girl & the Goat join CH'...
| Mar 24, 2015
| 10:31 AM
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...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 7:00 AM
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...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 11:56 AM
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...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 2:02 PM
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...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 5:00 AM
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-...
| Oct 25, 2014
| 9:30 AM
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...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 3:00 AM
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...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 3:00 AM
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...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 8:00 AM
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...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 7:05 AM
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...