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  • 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)...
  • Vie proves Restaurant Week isn't just for city spots

    Vie proves Restaurant Week isn't just for city spots
    One of the nice developments of Chicago Restaurant Week during the past seven years is the increasing number of suburban participants. It’s especially gratifying this year, when the miserable weather is keeping potential diners close to home; the...
  • Growing better chefs at farm camp

    Growing better chefs at farm camp
    From the crowing roosters to the pigs in the pen, Spence Farm at first glance might be mistaken as just another farm camp for city slickers. Barns, tents, chore schedules, grills, cots and coolers are ready for campers to spend two days in the country,...
  • Summer Eating List

    Summer Eating  List
    Summer is the sweet season for restaurants. Fresh produce is abundant, daylight lasts longer and restaurants are busier and bigger (with the addition of outdoor seats) than at any other time of the year. So once again I'm trotting out my Summer Eating...
  • Pastry chef Amanda Rockman leaving Balena, The Bristol

    Pastry chef Amanda Rockman leaving Balena, The Bristol
    Amanda Rockman, whose pastry wizardry at Balena (1633 N. Halsted St., 312-867-3888) and The Bristol (2152 N. Damen Ave., 773-862-5555) earned her a Chicago Tribune Dining Award earlier this year, will leave her two-restaurant gig in two weeks. Rockman's...
  • 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...
  • Charlie Trotter, Chicago's revolutionary chef, helped push others to great success

    Charlie Trotter, Chicago's revolutionary chef, helped push others to great success
    Before there was “Top Chef,” “MasterChef” or “Iron Chef,” before chefs were multimedia celebrities who could monetize their volcanic personalities, before “farm-to-table” and “American cuisine”...
  • Ina Pinkney retiring after 33 years, closing Ina's

    Ina Pinkney retiring after 33 years, closing Ina's
    Corporations have exit interviews; chefs never have an exit interview," says Ina Pinkney. "So this is really something for me." Pinkney, aka The Breakfast Queen, creator of Heavenly Hots, Chocolate Blobs and other signature dishes, is hanging up her...
  • Special occasion restaurants in Lincoln Park, Old Town and the Gold Coast

    Special occasion restaurants in Lincoln Park, Old Town and the Gold Coast
    Boka 1729 N. Halsted St. 312-337-6070 With Steppenwolf and The Royal George Theatre just down the street, this dining room makes a stunning setting for a pre-theater dinner or date. Former Charlie Trotter's chef Giuseppe Tentori changes the contemporary...
  • 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...