| 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...
| Apr 15, 2011
| 12:56 PM
While making your weekend plans, don't forget to include Monday night.
Japanese-born Takashi Yagihashi is hosting a special dinner Monday at Takashi restaurant (1952 N. Damen Ave.) to benefit the victims of Japan's earthquake and subsequent tsunami....
| Jun 1, 2011
| 8:50 AM
Bistro 110 (110 E. Pearson St., 312-266-3110), a Gold Coast fixture since 1987, will bid adieu to Chicago on Aug. 4. The venerable bistro is making room for a new concept, led by chef Tony Mantuano (Spiaggia, Terzo Piano).
The as-yet-unnamed restaurant,...
| Aug 11, 2011
To corrupt an old saying, the good Lord never closes a condo without opening a bungalow.
Berwyn is on the rise. The financial crisis has turned the near west suburb into a hot spot of affordable housing, and young couples and families are crowding in....
| Jan 9, 2012
Who eats: A mixture of businesspeople, museum visitors and diners taking it easy with a glass of wine.
Why eat: It's a chance to sample Spiaggia chef Tony Mantuano's cuisine while enjoying Michigan Avenue views from atop the Modern Wing of the Art...
| Jan 27, 2012
| 1:49 PM
110 E. Pearson St. 312-266-3110
Rating: !!! (out of four) Off to a good start
The scene: Spiaggia chef Tony Mantuano’s new Italian bar and eatery in the old Bistro 110 space just off Michigan Avenue is a good enough reason for locals to...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 8:57 PM
For the first 11 episodes of Top Chef, Beverly Kim’s journey was a Greek tragedy. Castigated, chastised, verbally beaten down by fellow contestants, she was booted in an episode where no one deserved elimination.
In that Charlize Theron-starred...
| 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-...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 8:54 AM
Spiaggia chef Sarah Grueneberg didn’t win the title on “Top Chef: Texas,” but she did make an impressive showing on last night’s finale. The judges said that her and winner Paul Qui’s food was perhaps the best in the show&...
| Sep 22, 2011
| 10:16 AM
The fourth annual Chicago Gourmet food and wine festival, running Saturday and Sunday at Millennium Park, is just a couple of days away. If you're planning to go, and really you should. here's some useful information:
Getting in: There's a second...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 2:32 PM
Chef Susan Feniger heads to town Aug. 16 to celebrate her latest cookbook “Susan Feniger’s Street Food” (Clarkson Potter) with a book signing/demo at Williams-Sonoma on Michigan Avenue and a pop-up restaurant at Tony Mantuano’s...