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  • Loud restaurants work to diminish noise

    Loud restaurants work to diminish noise
    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...
  • Ramenfest 2014: Stacked lineup of top Chicago chefs

    Ramenfest 2014: Stacked lineup of top Chicago chefs
    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...
  • Everything you need to know about how restaurant tipping works

    Everything you need to know about how restaurant tipping works
    Tipping seems like a simple transaction between two parties. You eat at a restaurant, you experience good service, and in a show of gratitude you voluntarily leave the server a bonus $5 gratuity, a monetary pat on the back for a job well done. Of...
  • Tickets on sale for Eataly's Food & Wine Festival

    Tickets on sale for Eataly's Food & Wine Festival
    It's not happening until mid-October, but tickets are on sale -- and going quickly -- for the three-day Food & Wine Festival Oct. 14-16 at Eataly (43 E. Ohio St.). The big event of the three-day festival is a "Wine Around," a stand-up event from 6-10 p....
  • Thursday food news: Boka, Bannos, black burgers

    Thursday food news: Boka, Bannos, black burgers
    Today's food news are brought to you by the letter B. - Anytime a new Boka group restaurant is announced, the question comes up: Which bold-faced entity (in the vein of a Stephanie Izard, Paul Virant, Lee Wolen) will they bring on? In the case of its...
  • 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...
  • World's top chefs talk cuisine, creativity in Chicago

    World's top chefs talk cuisine, creativity in Chicago
    If the culinary world had a "Three Tenors"-like tour, it couldn't do much better than chefs Ferran Adria, Andoni Luis Aduriz and Grant Achatz — and the music likely would make your head spin. Adria was the chef of Spain's El Bulli, which topped...
  • The Boka restaurateurs behind star chefs

    The Boka restaurateurs behind star chefs
    In 10 short years, Kevin Boehm and Rob Katz have gone from being fledgling restaurateurs to being the Chicago restaurateurs everyone wants to work for. It's not just that their restaurants are successful, though that's certainly the case. Boka...
  • Cicchetti has culinary cred to spare

    Cicchetti has culinary cred to spare
    There was more than one Italian restaurant to debut in December by a veteran restaurateur and a culinary dream team. I wrote about Nico Osteria, in the Gold Coast, a few weeks ago; now let's regard Cicchetti, a Streeterville restaurant that is doing...
  • Glam is back at The Berkshire Room

    Glam is back at The Berkshire Room
    I've always liked hotel bars. In college in Indiana, my friends and I could often be found at the Fluttering Duck, an Irish pub attached to a small inn on the edge of campus. Early in my newspaper career, co-workers and I would drink bourbon at a...
  • Everything old is new again at Boka

    Everything old is new again at Boka
    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)...