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  • 5 Food Events: Moveable Feasts; HopHead Heaven; Can You Dig It?

     
    Food Events: Moveable Feasts; HopHead Heaven at Library Alehouse; Can You Dig It?; Zinfandel Festival....
  • 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...
  • Posh new hotel coming to Clark Street

     
    Joie de Vivre, the San Francisco-based boutique hotel chain, has announced that it will open only its second location outside California in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood. They recently purchased a 184-room property in a historic landmark building on...
  • Stephanie Izard: America's sweet tart

    Stephanie Izard: America's sweet tart
    Five years ago, I wrote that chef Stephanie Izard had "a fanaticism for balance that a Wallenda might envy." Two years ago, after Izard had emerged victorious in the fourth season of "Top Chef," I joked that she should get out of the restaurant business,...
  • $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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • River North notables and favorites

    River North notables and favorites
    Downtown 440 N. State St. 312-464-1400 At the neighborhood’s only gay bar, expect the bartenders to call you “honey” and the entertainment to range from live cabaret to karaoke to DJs. The Purple Pig 500 N. Michigan Ave. 312-464-1744...
  • Hotel Lincoln to feature rooftop lounge and coffee shop

    Hotel Lincoln to feature rooftop lounge and coffee shop
    There are plenty of rooftop lounges in the city, but it’s hard to find one where you can take in the sights from a distance. When it opens June 1, Hotel Lincoln’s rooftop bar and small plates restaurant (1816 N. Clark St.) will look out over...