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  • Chicago's ramen revolution

    Chicago's ramen revolution
    Bowls of ramen are like snowflakes: no two are alike. At least that's what many owners and chefs of Chicago ramen-focused spots told me. "We do these ramen battles at Yusho, and Abe [Conlon of Fat Rice] and Jason [Hammel of Lula Cafe and Nightwood]...
  • Phil Vettel recommends: Valentine's Day dining

    Phil Vettel recommends: Valentine's Day dining
    Love is in the air. In Chicago, love looks a lot like snow, but, trust me, there's love in the air. And when Valentine's Day rolls around next week, Chicago's restaurants will be ready. Ada St.: A three-course menu ($40) will be served, with seatings at...
  • 'Top Chef' finale recap, The closest last battle in series history

    'Top Chef' finale recap, The closest last battle in series history
    We’ve been hungry for this all season long. The "Top Chef" Finale has arrived. After a slow start to the season in New Orleans, the drama has built up to a culinary showdown of Nina versus Nicholas in Hawaii. If you are going to lose a weeks-...
  • Review: Slurping Turtle

    Review: Slurping Turtle
    Slurping Turtle 116 W. Hubbard St. 312-464-0466 Rating: !!! (out of 4) Off to a good start Watch out, Melman brothers. Your Hubbard Street spots, Hub 51 and Paris Club, definitely bring the crowds, but the next block over—100 West—might...
  • Go ahead, slurp that noodle

    Go ahead, slurp that noodle
    I admonish my children when they slurp their meals, but my rule of dinner-table decorum was tested when my daughter joined me at Slurping Turtle, which celebrates the art of loudly, sloppily sucking lunch into your maw. "It's not rude at all," insisted...
  • This week in food writing

    This week in food writing
    A roundup of stories this week from the Chicago Tribune Food staff... *** In this week's Good Eating cover story, we pick our favorite cookbooks of 2011. [LINK] *** Bill St. John picks his favorite wine books from the past year, along with the perfect...
  • 'Artrageous' fashion and street food fun

    'Artrageous' fashion and street food fun
    Macy's Passport presents Glamorama took flight "Like a G6" with performances by Far East Movement and Grammy Award-winner Cee Lo Green at the Chicago Theatre. The sold-out event lived up to its reputation with guests viewing fall fashion by Jean Paul...
  • 'Jiro Dreams of Sushi' not just another food flick ✭✭✭ 1/2

    'Jiro Dreams of Sushi' not just another food flick ✭✭✭ 1/2
    There's so much drooly food porn on TV these days, it takes an exceptional subject to arrest our senses and hold our attention. Now 86, Jiro Ono — the world's premier sushi chef — is that subject. And the lovely little documentary “...
  • 'Top Chef: Texas' finale recap

    'Top Chef: Texas' finale recap
    The final showdown on "Top Chef: Texas" pitted a Texan against a Chicagoan raised in Texas. And sorry to disappoint, y'all, but it was Austin-based chef Paul Qui who won the title on Wednesday's finale over Chicagoan chef Sarah Grueneberg of award-...
  • Critic's Choice: Ramen restaurants

    Critic's Choice: Ramen restaurants
    If ever Los Angeles were having a ramen moment, this might be it. Ramen pop-ups and shops are springing up from West L.A. to downtown. Ramen-ya stalwarts are facing competition as Yamadaya and Tsujita have opened on the Westside in Santouka territory...
  • 'We did our part'

    'We did our part'
    Masao Masuda keeps a notebook in his dining room drawer containing a photo of the last time he saw his brother Kazuo. The picture, which Masao took in 1941, shows Kazuo and their brother Takashi, along with several sisters and a niece, at the Santa Fe...