| Apr 21, 2015
| 6:49 AM
Another star-studded food and wine festival is headed to Chicago, this time in August, and tickets are going on sale today.
Call it Chefapalooza. I certainly plan to.
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. for the inaugural Chicago Food + Wine Festival,...
| Apr 17, 2015
| 3:31 PM
Sky’s out, thighs out. Sun’s out, guns out. And you should be too … outdoors, that is. We can finally see warm weather in the future, and as Chicagoans, it’s our right to have as much fun in the sun as possible while it lasts....
| Feb 24, 2015
| 3:00 AM
Tired of waiting forever to eat at a high-end restaurant? There's an app for that.
As diners grow more inclined to squeeze their way into restaurants that have made a name for shutting people out, companies have responded with a handful of websites...
| Feb 1, 2015
| 1:57 PM
If you have restaurant reservations for Sunday evening, better call ahead before venturing out of doors.
A number of Chicago restaurants have already closed for the day, citing the blizzard that's hammering Chicago and the suburbs, and many more plan to...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 9:10 AM
What better way to usher in frigid January temperatures than indulging in the comfort food of pizza? The second week in January is National Pizza Week, and at least one Chicago-area restaurant is getting a head start.
Nellcote (833 W. Randolph St.,...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Pizza review: Ciao Bella
3737 W. Lawrence Ave. 773-236-8799
Rating: !! 1/2 (out of four)
Despite their reputation for suburban blandness, strip malls in Chicago have managed to yield a handful of culinary gems. High-end dining destinations such as...
| 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...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 7:59 AM
Though the capacity crowd meant long lines at some food pavilions and "sorry, we're full" apologies at a couple of seminars, the first day of Chicago Gourmet (which runs through Sunday) went off without a hitch.
Perfect sunny weather, an efficient...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 7:52 AM
Pizza review: Parlor Pizza Bar
108 N. Green St. 312-600-6090
Rating: 2.5 (out of 4)
Eventually, the club kids become restaurant owners. Jerry Kleiner parlayed his experiences at Cairo and Shelter into Marche and Carnivale. DineAmic, the group behind...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 10:00 PM
You've already waited in line for popcorn at Garrett. You've endured verbal abuse at The Wieners Circle. And you've devoured the Chicago classic that is the Italian beef sandwich (Al's #1 and Johnnie's being the best, depending on who you ask).
| Aug 27, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Pizza review: Pizza East
113-125 N. Green St. 312-754-6940
Rating: !!! (out of 4)
There are a lot of pizzas in Chicago, but few them are served in swank hotels that offer members-only boxing rings and film-screening rooms. But that's exactly what you...