| Apr 1, 2014
| 10:00 PM
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]...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 11:10 AM
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...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 7:10 AM
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-...
| Dec 1, 2011
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...
| Dec 8, 2011
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...
| Dec 9, 2011
| 10:23 PM
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...
| Aug 19, 2011
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...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 7:52 AM
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 “...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 8:41 PM
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-...
| Oct 6, 2011
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...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 4:15 PM
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...