| Oct 30, 2014
| 7:00 AM
The Jean Banchet Awards for Culinary Excellence, which honor culinary distinction in the Chicago area, announced its nominees Thursday.
There are four nominees in each of the 12 restaurant and chef categories; this year, for the first time, public input...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 10:59 AM
Since opening in 2013, Greg Shuff, the founder of DryHop brewpub, 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...
| 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 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...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 6:30 AM
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....