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  • 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...
  • Upscale restaurants that are kid-friendly

    Upscale restaurants that are kid-friendly
    Gather 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...
  • 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...
  • Phil Vettel recommends: Chicago Restaurant Week

    Phil Vettel recommends: Chicago Restaurant Week
    Chicago Restaurant Week is back — bigger and extended. Running a full 14 days (Friday through Feb. 6), this seventh annual rendition is officially the longest ever. In practice, though, the promotion, in which participating restaurants offer...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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?...
  • The Go Guide Weekend Preview: Movies, music and open Mikes

    The Go Guide Weekend Preview: Movies, music and open Mikes
    Should unexpected pleasures be so unexpected around here anymore? A visit to South Florida by Steve Martin, banjoist? Mike Tyson at the Arsht Center? A family-style scavenger hunt in Wilton Manors? New Kids on the Block … anywhere? Nothing should...
  • Let's break out the old crystal ball

     Let's break out the old crystal ball
    Time once again for my annual exercise in humiliation, as I try to predict the star recipients in the 2013 Michelin Chicago Guide, which hits bookstores Wednesday. This is the third year that Michelin has published a Chicago guide, and if there's one...