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  • Charlie Trotter gets ready to hang it up

    Charlie Trotter gets ready to hang it up
    Charlie Trotter says he first thought of closing his namesake restaurant after his plane sat on the tarmac at LaGuardia Airport on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001. “I realized really how fragile the world is,” he reflects. “I love what I...
  • Our Laguna: Classic car show impresses again

    Our Laguna: Classic car show impresses again
    Some vehicles are in a class of their own. Laguna Beach Rotary Club's ninth annual Classic Car Show on Sunday at the Festival of Arts Grounds and the Village Entrance parking lot featured 188 classics in 30 classes — ranging from antiques to hot...
  • Lincoln Park lands a comfy boutique hotel

     Lincoln Park lands a comfy boutique hotel
    The first thing you'll notice walking into the Hotel Lincoln is that it's not in downtown Chicago. No five-minute stroll to Navy Pier. No looking up to face the 900 Shops or the John Hancock Center. Good for them. The boutique hotel, which opened...
  • City health inspections tough even for toniest of restaurants

    City health inspections tough even for toniest of restaurants
    Close watchers of Chicago's food scene may have been surprised to learn that Alinea — one of the most highly regarded restaurants in the city and the world — failed its routine health inspection a month ago. But what may seem like a big...
  • Help! My friend can't cook!

    Help! My friend can't cook!
    Q: How do you tell longtime friends they are not as good cooks as they think they are? Leathery ravioli, tough soft-shell crab, pork chops bloody at the bone; these are a few of the meals I have endured at their hands. They have informed me that their...
  • Izard, Bannos, Duffy head list of Chicago StarChefs 'Rising Stars' winners

    Izard, Bannos, Duffy head list of Chicago StarChefs 'Rising Stars' winners
    Another day, another award for Stephanie Izard. At least she has company this time. Izard, named Tuesday to Food & Wine’s annual Best New Chefs list, is among the 18 Chicago chefs, restaurateurs and beverage professionals dubbed “Rising...
  • Chicago ties NYC for most AAA Five-Diamond restaurants

    Chicago ties NYC for most AAA Five-Diamond restaurants
    The AAA Five- and Four-Diamond Awards for restaurants and hotels were announced this morning, and Chicago wound up tied with New York with the most five-diamond restaurants in North America. All of Chicago's Five-Diamond restaurants or hotels were repeat...
  • Want to judge a few excellent chefs next Monday? Read on.

    Chefs Paul Virant (Vie/Perennial Virant) and Chis Pandel (The Bristol/soon-to-open Balena) will go head-to-head next Monday, July 25 at 6 p.m. as part of the Boka Restaurant Group's new summer quickfire competition series. Want to be a judge? How about...
  • $22 lunches, $33 dinners at Chicago Chef Week

    $22 lunches, $33 dinners at Chicago Chef Week
    Ready for another week of affordable, multi-course meals at top Chicago restaurants? Heck, yeah.  Chicago Chef Week is underway, running through Saturday, during which some 52 restaurants will feature three-course lunches for $22 and three-course...
  • No need to fish for compliments

    No need to fish for compliments
    Eventually, the restaurant team of Kevin Boehm and Rob Katz will open a restaurant that fails to live up to expectations. Mostly because expectations for this everything-touched-turns-golden duo keep rising. How can they not? From Boka to Girl & the Goat...
  • Perennial Virant, now open

     
    The experts at Grub Street Chicago advise us mere mortals on what to eat at Perennial Virant, now open: Talk about a quick turnaround. In late February, the Boka Restaurant Group surprised us all by pulling in chef Paul Virant (of the acclaimed Vie in...