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  • 2014 James Beard Award semifinalists announced

    2014 James Beard Award semifinalists announced
    The James Beard Foundation announced its semifinalists Wednesday for the 2014 Chef and Restaurant Awards. To be clear, the actual nominees will be announced March 18 in Chicago, but this long list will give you a good idea of who may be feted May 5 in New...
  • Review: Nico Osteria

    Review: Nico Osteria
    Review: Nico Osteria 1015 N. Rush St. 312-994-7100 Rating: !!!1/2 (out of 4) Heating up She didn’t like her name. Herbert Tobias, the photographer who discovered her, agreed. “Christa Paffgen” was guttural, inelegant, a moniker...
  • Film Review: 'School of Babel'

    Within the unwarranted glut of classroom documentaries in recent years, "School of Babel" will rise to the front ranks, avoiding gratuitous cuteness in favor of a more substantive focus on the struggles of international adolescents coping with the...
  • 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...
  • LuckyRice Asian food and drink festival lands in Miami this Friday

    LuckyRice Asian food and drink festival lands in Miami this Friday
    South Floridians may be used to Americanized Asian food like that served at Pei Wei, but the LuckyRice Festival aims to show them what authentic Asian food is like. "I want to introduce the people of Miami to great Asian cuisine, and show them what...
  • Merchants Square gets new bakery

    Merchants Square gets new bakery
    A new bakery has opened up in Merchants Square. The Blackbird Bakery has taken up shop in the space formerly occupied by the Nancy Thomas Gallery. It’s owned and operated by David Everett, who also owns The Trellis Restaurant, DoG Street Pub and...
  • Thinks best creations come from being 'in play mode'

    Thinks best creations come from being 'in play mode'
    Patrick Fahy Executive pastry chef, Trump International Hotel and Tower 401 N. Wabash Ave. Patrick Fahy, 34, was born in Rogers Park into a family of five. Mom's specialties were meatloaf and corn chowder with bacon, dad's was French omelets. He...
  • Go on, take a bite

     Go on, take a bite
    The fifth annual Chicago Gourmet (full name: Bon Appetit Presents Chicago Gourmet) will take place Sept. 29 and 30 in Millennium Park. Hundreds of Chicagoans and visitors will be there; here are five reasons to be one of them. It's worth the splurge:...
  • Let's break out the old crystal ball

     Let's break out the old crystal ball
    Time once again for my annual exercise in humiliation, as I try to predict the star recipients in the 2013 Michelin Chicago Guide, which hits bookstores Wednesday. This is the third year that Michelin has published a Chicago guide, and if there's one...
  • Road food, next exit

    Road food, next exit
    Drive far enough for your radio presets to go fuzzy, where newspaper boxes and area codes look unfamiliar, and your car ride can now be deemed a road trip. An hour from downtown Chicago is that placid slice of northern Indiana and southwestern...
  • Weekend preview: We're OK with S3 and C&I BBQ

    Weekend preview: We're OK with S3 and C&I BBQ
    What do an alluring new restaurant on one of South Florida’s most dazzling beachfronts and an urban outdoor barbecue with free burgers, dogs and beer pong have in common? Perhaps not much, but we’re interested in both for the same quality-...