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  • Michelin Chicago Guide 2014: EL Ideas, Elizabeth among winners

    Michelin Chicago Guide 2014: EL Ideas, Elizabeth among winners
    The Michelin Man was very good to Chicago on Tuesday, bestowing stars on 25 restaurants, the largest number in the four-year history of the Chicago Michelin guide. “It was a great year in Chicago,” said Michael Ellis, Michelin’s...
  • Michelin gives, takes away

    Michelin gives, takes away
    Reactions, rants and general observations regarding the Chicago Michelin guide star ratings, which were announced Tuesday. Considering that the number of Michelin-starred Chicago restaurants has been declining (down to 19 restaurants last year), this...
  • 2013 Jean Banchet Awards nominees announced

    2013 Jean Banchet Awards nominees announced
    The Jean Banchet Awards for Culinary Excellence — the local Emmys equivalent to the James Beard Foundation Awards — is the annual ceremony celebrating the achievements in Chicago’s restaurant community. This year’s nominees were...
  • To find the heart of Rome, stray off the typical tourist path

    To find the heart of Rome, stray off the typical tourist path
    Stand within the Colosseum's massive bowl, and you can practically hear the roar of the ancient crowd. But to capture the sounds of today's Rome, it's best to get away from the flurry of tourists and settle into a quaint trattoria like Da Tonino, where...
  • Skip the canning, try fermentation

    Skip the canning, try fermentation
    There's a kitchen technique that requires no special ingredients or fancy gadgets. It doesn't even need electricity. And yet it boosts both the flavor and the nutrition of fresh produce and other foods. And it keeps those fruits and vegetables from...
  • Making the case for duck

    Making the case for duck
    One of America's enduring mysteries is that duck runs a distant third in popularity behind chicken and turkey, even though it's the most superlative of the poultry brethren. You can't even attach the word exotic to duck, and it's not that much more...
  • Crepes, Sriracha aioli, boeuf bourguignon at Chez Antoine in Highland Park

    Crepes, Sriracha aioli, boeuf bourguignon at Chez Antoine in Highland Park
    New French cafe and creperie Chez Antoine is now open in Highland Park, sandwiched between a bike shop and a vacant storefront. Edith Piaf's "La Vie En Rose" can be heard above the chatter of Eastside hipsters sitting on the small outdoor patio. In...
  • Season of ideal BLT is brief, luscious, tasty

     Season of ideal BLT is brief, luscious, tasty
    Is there anything more classically American than the perfect bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich? It's salty, meaty, crispy with lettuce, rich with mayonnaise on thick toasted white bread. It's salad and meat in one bite. And it's the Tribune's signature...
  • Counting down to Lit Fest

    Counting down to Lit Fest
    (This selection is edited for clarity and length.) Tom Acitelli What do you think of when you think of Chicago? Oddly enough, the 1860 Republican convention that nominated Abraham Lincoln. Who is an author you'd like to meet, dead or alive?...
  • Where to celebrate Mother's Day

    Where to celebrate Mother's Day
    Mother's Day is a little more than a week away, so if you haven't made brunch/dinner plans, it's time to get cracking. Here are a few suggestions to get you started. Allium. Mother's Day brunch seatings from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Expansive buffet with...
  • Justin McLeod's Blog

    Justin McLeod's Blog
    August 15 Goodbye They say all good things must come to an end.  With that, I'm leaving WDBJ and the news business.  I've accepted a position as the community relations coordinator for Roanoke City Schools.  There are several reasons why I'm switching...