| Jun 16, 2015
| 1:17 PM
Get your appetites in gear: More than two dozen Chicago chefs, including Jimmy Bannos Jr., Jessica Oloroso, Jared Wentworth, Christine Cikowski and Joshua Kulp, have been added to the culinary lineup at the first annual Chicago Food + Wine Festival on...
| Apr 21, 2015
| 6:49 AM
Another star-studded food and wine festival is headed to Chicago, this time in August, and tickets are going on sale today.
Call it Chefapalooza. I certainly plan to.
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. for the inaugural Chicago Food + Wine Festival,...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 9:46 AM
Chicago's restaurants are looking forward to a wild weekend. Here are a few suggestions for Halloween.
Artango Bistro. A Spanish-themed Hallow's Eve Dinner Friday features a four-course dinner ($55), 1900s-costumed servers, tango dancing and open...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 3:00 AM
If you're like me, New Year's Day is not a day of high achievement. Or any achievement. I wake up grudgingly, try to ease the pain in my skull and wonder if changing out of my pajamas is really necessary.
For us, a pajama brunch is just what Doctor...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 7:00 AM
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...
| Dec 26, 2013
I admit to an irrational fondness for New Year's Day pajama brunches. The idea of showing up for brunch in one's pjs has a certain quirky charm, and when the entire dining room, including staffers, is doing the same — let's just say that one year at...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 7:21 AM
Some of Chicago's most well-respected restaurants will be closed July 4, which is mildly surprising only because July 4 is a Friday this year.
Nevertheless, many restaurants, facing a very slow day of business anyway (July 4 is great for carryout, not...
| Jun 12, 2014
Father's Day is Sunday, and if you haven't figured out what to do for Dear Ol' Dad, Chicago restaurants are eager to assist.
Barbakoa: Father's Day prix-fixe menu, $45, includes five-course dinner and beer or sangria flight. 1341 Butterfield Road,...
| Oct 1, 2013
There's more to come from the New Orleans-based 11th season of "Top Chef" than host Padma Lakshmi tossing the cheftestants Mardi Gras beads instead of making them draw knives. This year's cast features a rockabilly chick, a proud recipient of the title of...
| Dec 19, 2012
Coffee is now good for you. According to a research study, it may help prevent Type 2 diabetes, Parkinson's, stroke and dementia as well as help you live a little longer. But java lovers know this: Another study says that drinking three or more cups of...
| Jul 30, 2012
Laura Pincus Hartman stood before a congregation in a church just south of 75th Street, gazing at anticipatory faces.
The pastor had just finished preaching an hour-long sermon from the Gospel of Mark about Jesus healing a woman. Hartman was about...