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  • Alex Bachman of Billy Sunday

    Alex Bachman of Billy Sunday
    Since opening Billy Sunday with owner Matthias Merges two years ago, Alex Bachman has quietly built one of the most robust and diverse cocktail bars in the city.
  • Alexa Welsh, Jake Bickelhaupt of 42 Grams

    Alexa Welsh, Jake Bickelhaupt of 42 Grams
    Talk about soul food. This Uptown BYO, the legit offspring of underground restaurant Sous Rising, took its name from the supposed weight of two souls (based on a doctor's research in 1907) and indicated the level of commitment supplied by husband-wife...

    Phil Vettel on 25 years as a dining critic

    Phil Vettel on 25 years as a dining critic
    As of this month, I have been the Tribune's restaurant critic for 25 years. A quarter-century. When I filed my first Tribune review, the best restaurant in the area was Le Francais, although a 2-year-old restaurant called Charlie Trotter's was gathering...

    Chicago Gourmet: One tasty weekend

    Chicago Gourmet: One tasty weekend
    Dean Schmiedt, a 64-year-old pharmaceutical consultant from Fort Ripley, Minn., was all set to fly to Chicago Friday with his psychologist wife, Karleen, for their third straight Chicago Gourmet when they arrived at Minneapolis-St. Paul International...

    Hot Doug's: The exit interview

    Hot Doug's: The exit interview
    The restaurant Hot Doug's, and the very idea of it, was a cosmic event. We will never again in our lifetime see a restaurant where devotees stand in line for 12 hours to sample a hot dog (which was what happened this past Saturday). Surely, other...