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  • Jean Banchet Awards nominees announced

    Jean Banchet Awards nominees announced
    The Jean Banchet Awards for Culinary Excellence, which honor culinary distinction in the Chicago area, announced its nominees Thursday. There are four nominees in each of the 12 restaurant and chef categories; this year, for the first time, public input...
  • RPM Steak debuts

    RPM Steak debuts
    RPM Steak (66 W. Kinzie St., 312-284-4990), the eagerly awaited restaurant by the Melman siblings, made its debut with dinner service Tuesday. As with RPM Italian, the monogram refers to Bill & Giuliana Rancic, Melman sibs R.J., Jerrod & Molly, and chef...
  • L2O hosts dinner with guest chef Christian Bau

    L2O hosts dinner with guest chef Christian Bau
    You've never heard of chef Christian Bau, but the German chef, who heads up intimate, 34-seat Restaurant Schloss Berg in Perl Nennig (close to the French border), has held the maximum three-star rating from the Michelin Guide since 2005. And he's coming...
  • Chicago restaurants capture top wine awards

    Chicago restaurants capture top wine awards
    It was a good week for wine recognition for some of Chicago's top restaurants. Wine Spectator magazine's announced its 2014 Restaurant Awards, and 52 Chicago restaurants were honored, including Tru (676 N. St. Clair St.), the only Chicago restaurant...
  • 2014 James Beard Award semifinalists announced

    2014 James Beard Award semifinalists announced
    The James Beard Foundation announced its semifinalists Wednesday for the 2014 Chef and Restaurant Awards. To be clear, the actual nominees will be announced March 18 in Chicago, but this long list will give you a good idea of who may be feted May 5 in New...
  • The A to Z of Los Angeles pizza

    The A to Z of Los Angeles pizza
    In celebration of National Pizza Day, here's a run-down of Los Angeles pizza, including go-to delivery spots, Chicago-style, New York-style, Neapolitan-style and New York-Naples hybrids. Here's where to get your gooey, cheesy, melty, crispy- and/or chewy-...
  • Phil Vettel: Four stars for L2O

    Phil Vettel: Four stars for L2O
    A lot of words have been used to describe L2O — minimalist, compelling, any superlative you care to name — but until recently, playful was not among them. But the ascendancy of chef Matthew Kirkley at this highly regarded restaurant —...
  • 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...
  • Dream team delivers at Nico Osteria

    Dream team delivers at Nico Osteria
    Few phrases quicken my pulse as reliably as "a new Paul Kahan restaurant." I've been counting the days since I heard that One Off Hospitality (Donnie Madia, Terry Alexander and Kahan, among others) was developing a rustic, seafood-focused Italian...
  • 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...