| Feb 2, 2015
| 1:43 PM
Lucas and Matt Bumba can't wait to bring their farm-to-table breakfasts and lunches to Western Springs residents and workers.
"I am here 18 hours a day and it feels like five," Lucas Bumba said of the prep work, getting ready for Solstice's grand...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 8:34 AM
Vie (4471 Lawn Ave., 708 246-2082) in Western Springs is hosting a Revolution Brewing Beer Dinner ($125) on Dec. 18, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Chef Paul Virant’s six-course menu pairs Midwestern fare with some of the brewery’s seasonal offerings....
| Nov 4, 2014
| 3:00 AM
In August, restaurateurs Billy Lawless and Paul Virant separately opened casual concepts aimed at very specific audiences.
Lawless, who owns The Gage and The Dawson, closed Henri, his fine-dining French restaurant, in June to create the more...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 11:56 AM
By now, a lot of people know about the tragedy that befell chef Dean Zanella six months ago. His wife, Mary, gave birth two twin girls (Anna Grace and Nora Joan), but complications set in and, eight days later, she died.
Tuesday, a number of Chicago's...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 2:02 PM
Dean Schmiedt, a 64-year-old pharmaceutical consultant from Fort Ripley, Minn., was all set to fly to Chicago Friday with his psychologist wife, Karleen, for their third straight Chicago Gourmet when they arrived at Minneapolis-St. Paul International...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 2:33 PM
Paul Virant's restaurant Vie is about to get some competition as the western suburbs' best restaurant. From Paul Virant.
Vistro, a casual, family friendly restaurant, will debut Saturday at 112 S. Washington St. in Hinsdale, in the space that once...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 2:00 PM
The third Thursday in November is when Beaujolais Nouveau gets its official annual release. Beaujolais is a light, fruity, food-friendly and inexpensive wine, ready to enjoy immediately, preferably chilled. Truth be told, it's not a very interesting...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 10:00 PM
This Lincoln Square restaurant serves a family-style meal every Sunday. Choose three out of the six entrees, which on a recent Sunday included butternut squash risotto, pulled pork and a mixed green salad with apples and hazelnuts. The meal...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 10:19 AM
Chef Paul Virant always brings work home for the holidays — in ways that are fun for his two boys.
Those experiences helped the James Beard Award nominee, who owns Perennial Virant in Chicago and Vie in Western Springs, develop the menu for the...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 4:30 AM
ROME -- The 67th Locarno Film Festival has unveiled a promising lineup, which sees particularly strong presences from both North and South America, more established auteurs competing alongside lots of newcomers, and a distinct diversity of genres and...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 10:00 PM
18 S. Michigan Ave. 312-578-0763
Rating: !!! 1/2 (out of 4) Heating up
Acanto, the new restaurant from the folks behind The Gage and The Dawson, has a pretty good shot at becoming one of best restaurants on Michigan Avenue. Then again,...