| Oct 10, 2014
| 10:00 PM
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...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 7:57 AM
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...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 10:00 PM
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...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 2:45 PM
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...
| 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...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 4:09 PM
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...
| 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-...
| 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...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 5:21 PM
David Posey, a James Beard rising star chef finalist two years running, is leaving his position as chef de cuisine of Blackbird. Perry Hendrix will take over at Blackbird while continuing his current position as Avec chef.
Posey, who is departing August...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 9:58 AM
The Chinese American Service League hosted its 35th anniversary dinner gala with nearly 700 guests at the Hilton Chicago on May 21. The event celebrated its 35 years of service to the community and included traditional Chinese dancing by children from...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 6:57 AM
Do things seem a little off to you, too? The Miami Heat struggling? David Beckham getting the cold shoulder? The Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida hosting their World Cup watch party at Miami’s Fado, an Irish pub?