| Jun 13, 2013
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...
| Sep 13, 2013
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...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 4:19 PM
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...
| Mar 24, 2012
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...
| Dec 30, 2011
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...
| May 24, 2011
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...
| Apr 6, 2011
| 1:11 PM
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...
| Jan 20, 2012
| 5:18 AM
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...
| Jul 18, 2011
| 2:05 PM
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...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 7:12 AM
Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery (Frankfort, KY) and Three Floyds Brewing Co. (Munster, IN) will be featured in a special dinner at Boka (1729 N. Halsted St., 312-337-6070).
The dinner takes place Oct. 3, but tickets (and only 90 will be sold) go on sale...
| Mar 21, 2011
| 7:15 AM
Ready for another week of affordable, multi-course meals at top Chicago restaurants?
Chicago Chef Week is underway, running through Saturday, during which some 52 restaurants will feature three-course lunches for $22 and three-course...