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  • Best, worst of Chicago bars and restaurants in 2014

    Best, worst of Chicago bars and restaurants in 2014
    Any way you look at it, 2014 was a seriously tasty year. We went crazy for ramen and raw oysters. We even shelled out double digits for a single bottle of juice. Meanwhile, the Italian restaurants and craft breweries and fried chicken sandwiches just kept...
  • 53rd Street restaurateurs

    53rd Street restaurateurs
    A few years ago, when the University of Chicago began approaching well-regarded chefs on the North Side about opening new restaurants on the South Side, the initial reaction was not that encouraging. “To be honest, it was a mixed bag,”...
  • Chicago chefs join in Eataly's first anniversary

    Chicago chefs join in Eataly's first anniversary
    It's a first birthday party for Eataly (43 E. Ohio St.), and a number of Chicago chefs are helping celebrate. From 5-10 p.m. Tuesday, Eataly will host "una serata tra amici" (an evening among friends) in which seven Chicago chefs will contribute...
  • Acadia kicks off Ramen Sundays

    Acadia kicks off Ramen Sundays
    Chicago is officially ramen crazy, if the openings of two high-profile ramen-focused eateries earlier this year (Lettuce Entertain You’s Ramen-San and Brendan Sodikoff’s High Five Ramen) hadn’t already stamped, sealed and delivered our...
  • Review: Yusho

    Review: Yusho
    Yusho 2853 N. Kedzie Ave. 773-904-8558 Rating: !! and a half (out of 4) Take it or leave it The scene: Matthias Merges spent years in the kitchen at Charlie Trotter’s in Lincoln Park. Now you’ll find him on Kedzie Avenue, a couple blocks...
  • Balena, Yusho on Bon Appetit's Best New Restaurants list

    Balena, Yusho on Bon Appetit's Best New Restaurants list
    Bon Appetit just released its 50 Best New Restaurants list, and two Chicago newcomers made the cut. Andrew Knowlton, who writes the magazine's BA Foodist column, praised Balena (1633 N. Halsted St., 312-867-3888), mentioning its proximity to...
  • New cocktail bar Billy Sunday opening in Logan Square

    New cocktail bar Billy Sunday opening in Logan Square
    Though it was the food menu from Charlie Trotter alum Matthias Merges that first grabbed headlines when Yusho opened in Avondale in 2012, beverage director Alex Bachman's cocktails soon earned praise of their own. With the opening of cocktail bar...
  • Charlie Trotter, famed Chicago chef, found dead in home

    Charlie Trotter, famed Chicago chef, found dead in home
    Charlie Trotter, whose eponymous Chicago restaurant was considered one of the finest in the world, has died. The 54-year-old chef was found unconscious and not breathing in his Lincoln Park home this morning and was taken to Northwestern Memorial...
  • Charlie Trotter, Chicago's revolutionary chef, helped push others to great success

    Charlie Trotter, Chicago's revolutionary chef, helped push others to great success
    Before there was “Top Chef,” “MasterChef” or “Iron Chef,” before chefs were multimedia celebrities who could monetize their volcanic personalities, before “farm-to-table” and “American cuisine”...
  • Chicago's ramen revolution

    Chicago's ramen revolution
    Bowls of ramen are like snowflakes: no two are alike. At least that's what many owners and chefs of Chicago ramen-focused spots told me. "We do these ramen battles at Yusho, and Abe [Conlon of Fat Rice] and Jason [Hammel of Lula Cafe and Nightwood]...
  • My family's kind of town: Matthias Merges

    My family's kind of town: Matthias Merges
    Chef Matthias Merges is a busy man. He's the chef/proprietor at Asian street food-inspired Yusho (2853 N. Kedzie Ave., 773-904-8558) and craft cocktail bar Billy Sunday (3143 W. Logan Blvd., 773-661-2485). He also recently opened A10 (1462 E. 53rd St.,...