| Oct 30, 2014
| 7:00 AM
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...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 2:22 PM
Azuma Japanese Sake Bar
4460 N. Federal Highway, Lighthouse Point, 954-532-1763, AzumaJapaneseSakeBar.com
Co-owner Masa Funahashi, who has owned 11 restaurants in South Florida since 1984, mostly recently Kansai west of Boca Raton, has debuted his...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 10:00 PM
18 S. Michigan Ave. 312-578-0763
Rating: !!! 1/2 (out of 4) Heating up
Acanto, the new restaurant from the folks behind The Gage and The Dawson, has a pretty good shot at becoming one of best restaurants on Michigan Avenue. Then again,...
| Aug 1, 2013
Considering the dearth of full-service dining within the confines of north suburban Glencoe, the new Guildhall restaurant probably didn't have to work very hard to attract an audience. Just about anything would have been an improvement.
But it's clear...
| Sep 12, 2013
1510 N. Wells St. 312-649-9640
With its oversized booths for groups and a TV screen so big it nearly covers an entire wall, the main floor of this Old Town sports bar has plenty to offer. But on a warm afternoon, you can't beat a seat on the...
| 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...
| Jul 16, 2013
You can’t blame “Fruitvale Station” star Michael B. Jordan for being tempted.
“I was actually thinking about calling up Michael Jordan’s Steakhouse [today] and just getting dinner reservations,” the 26-year-old...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 10:00 PM
I first visited this city when I was 15 as a French-language student. It was a whirlwind of sightseeing that set in motion a love affair with Paris, and I'm lucky enough to have been back a few times since. I've been to the top of the Eiffel Tower and...
| May 11, 2014
Sugar was the lure that connected Gina Howie with Bob Hartwig. Today, it is the foundation of their business and personal relationship.
The pair met in 2006, when Gina, then a 27-year-old interior designer from Marietta, Ga., enrolled in The French...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 8:00 PM
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| Jan 28, 2012
| 11:58 AM
The Jean Banchet Awards, the local Emmy's of the restaurant world, were announced in a lavish ceremony hosted by Steve Dolinsky and Alpana Singh at the Fairmont Hotel Friday night. The awards were part of the 15th annual Grand Chefs Gala. Chef Jimmy...