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  • 2014 James Beard Foundation Awards announced

    2014 James Beard Foundation Awards announced
    Chicago chefs and restaurants continued their streak of a respectable showing at the 2014 James Beard Foundation Awards. The annual awards gala, dubbed the “Oscars” of the American culinary scene, was held Monday in New York. Unlike last...
  • 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...
  • Save the Tables 2013: Your table is reserved for New Year's Eve

    Save the Tables 2013: Your table is reserved for New Year's Eve
    New Year's Eve is just six days away. Do you have your dinner reservations yet? If not, I've got a few extras. More than 130, actually. As I've done for the last 13 years (and 18 of the last 20), I've made reservations, in my name, at restaurants...
  • 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...
  • West Loop: New and coming soon restaurants and bars

    West Loop: New and coming soon restaurants and bars
    If you thought the West Loop restaurant scene had hit its height at the end of last year with the opening of Bill Kim's Korean barbecue restaurant Belly Q and Curtis Duffy's elegant fine-dining destination Grace, you'd be mistaken. This neighborhood...
  • Venice, in small bites

    Venice, in small bites
    Didn't make it to Venice again this year? Not in the cards? (Or the budget?) Content yourself instead with a taste of that romantic Italian city. After all, we eat to remember travels; why not eat to summon visions we've not yet enjoyed? Venice has a...
  • 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...
  • 2013 Jean Banchet Awards nominees announced

    2013 Jean Banchet Awards nominees announced
    The Jean Banchet Awards for Culinary Excellence — the local Emmys equivalent to the James Beard Foundation Awards — is the annual ceremony celebrating the achievements in Chicago’s restaurant community. This year’s nominees were...
  • 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...
  • James Beard Awards 2013 honor food world's finest; L.A. not included. Brutal.

    The James Beard Foundation Awards -- the Academy Awards of the food world -- were distributed Monday night in New York, and it was a victory for women but a shutout for Southern California. The winner for outstanding chef, the last award in a long,...