| Sep 17, 2014
| 6:42 AM
Are you ready to gorge? I can’t hear you, Chicago. I said, ARE YOU READY TO GORGE?
Food Network Magazine’s first annual Food Network in Concert takes place Saturday at Ravinia in Highland Park and will not only treat guests to music from...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 6:08 AM
The newest hotels in South Florida are already making a name for themselves.
Open just since March, the Metropolitan by COMO, Miami Beach has earned the top spot for the city on TripAdvisor, followed in second place by another newcomer, The Redbury...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 2:26 PM
Two eagerly anticipated restaurants will make their debuts on Wednesday.
The Promontory (5311 S. Lake Park Ave.) is a restaurant and concert venue from Bruce Finkelman and Craig Golden, the duo responsible for Longman & Eagle and Dusek's. Jared...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 10:00 PM
River Roast aims for mid-July opening: Having known Spiaggia owner/chef Tony Mantuano for a decade, I’ve learned he is a chef who never minces words. So when he says that for the past year, he and chef John Hogan have worked on creating “the...
| Feb 16, 2014
| 4:11 PM
Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney opted for a more casual dinner on Valentine’s Day.
The pop icon and “Chicago Fire” star had dinner Friday at Cafe Spiaggia on the Magnificent Mile. Gaga celebrated her birthday last year at Cafe Spiaggia's...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 6:07 PM
Calling all chefs: Bravo’s “Top Chef” is coming to Chicago.
There will be a casting call for the 12th season of the cooking competition Feb. 24 at Spiaggia (For those who don’t know, Spiaggia chef and partner Tony Mantuano...
| Jun 13, 2013
Summer is the sweet season for restaurants. Fresh produce is abundant, daylight lasts longer and restaurants are busier and bigger (with the addition of outdoor seats) than at any other time of the year.
So once again I'm trotting out my Summer Eating...
| Jun 27, 2013
The heat of summer 2013 took its sweet time arriving this year, even though summer officially began only last week. But as anyone in Chicago can tell you, the weather doesn't have to be ideal to make outdoor dining appealing.
Chicagoans, perhaps because...
| Sep 17, 2013
Q: How can the home cook make gelato?
—Jack Kane, Chicago
A: Yes, the home cook can make gelato. The process is pretty much the way you'd make ice cream at home. Just follow the instructions that come with your ice cream maker.
| 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...
| Sep 13, 2013
2075 N. Lincoln Ave. 773-525-2522
This neighborhood bistro pleases all kinds of palates, thanks to chef Jason Paskewitz's brand of American cuisine with a touch of Mediterranean flavor.
52 W. Elm St. 312-573-4000