| Nov 10, 2014
| 10:59 AM
Since opening his DryHop brewpub in 2013, Greg Shuff has been clear that he intended to expand his business. The obvious route would have been adding a collection of DryHop pubs across the city, and perhaps one day bottling and canning DryHop beer at...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 12:30 PM
There's a new Michelin three-star restaurant in town. Grace, featuring the highly acclaimed chef Curtis Duffy, received the coveted top rating in the Michelin Guide Chicago 2015, whose selections were announced Tuesday.
Grace joins Alinea, which...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Review: Momotaro 820 W. Lake St. 312-733-4818
Rating: !!! (out of 4) Off to a good start
Restaurateurs Rob Katz and Kevin Boehm of The Boka Restaurant Group have quite the collection of successful restaurants, from the crispy pig-faced glory of Girl &...
| 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...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 8:17 AM
Nearly each month, Yusho (2853 N. Kedzie, 773-904-8558) has held a Ramen Battle, in which local chefs battle show off their creations. For the restaurant's seventh competition, chefs Charlie McKenna of Lillie’s Q and Lee Wolen of Boka will go head...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 4:15 PM
If you're free on Tuesday, there's still time to get in on a special dinner Tuesday at Boka (1729 N. Halsted St., 312-337-6070).
Chef Lee Wolen will be joined by Jason Vincent (ex-Nightwood) for a five-course dinner, featuring produce from Genesis...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 7:18 AM
The thing about the restaurant industry is: "You never know." Cicchetti, the Streeterville restaurant with an impressive pedigree of kitchen talent, a restaurant our critic Phil Vettel gave three stars, has succumbed to the realities of the profit-loss...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 12:38 PM
“We’re talking about a business with something like a 95 percent failure rate,” Kevin Boehm said. “We’re always nervous when we open a restaurant.”
His business partner Rob Katz jumped in: “We’ll never...
| 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...
| May 14, 2014
| 10:00 PM
I can't decide if Boka is the best new restaurant, or the most-improved old restaurant, in Chicago.
Boka, the first restaurant by owners Kevin Boehm and Rob Katz (whose portfolio bulges with a half-dozen highly regarded restaurants, and more on the way)...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 10:18 AM
Chicago’s ramen culture has gone from zero to 100 in about a decade. Now, Bill Kim, the man who helped usher those noodles into local mainstream status with Urban Belly, is holding a ramen festival that will feature some of the city’s...