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  • Readers choose their favorite dishes of 2014

    Readers choose their favorite dishes of 2014
    Last month in Dining, Phil Vettel, Kevin Pang and Ina Pinkney revealed their favorite dishes of 2014. Here are some of the dishes nominated by readers. The responses have been edited for style and space. Can't get enough of those chilaquiles at Fuel...
  • Best new restaurant: Parachute

    Best new restaurant: Parachute
    Get to know Beverly Kim and Johnny Clark, and you'll understand why Parachute is an apt name for their Avondale restaurant. Their last few years have been a rough go: Kim's appearance on “Top Chef” was “traumatic,” their reboot...
  • Groundhog Day lunch outdoors a success, despite bitter weather

    Groundhog Day lunch outdoors a success, despite bitter weather
    It seems winter is hardly over in Chicago: Sunday's storm blanketed the city in inches of snow and signaled bitter temperatures, while Monday morning brought news that Punxsutawney Phil confirmed that spring is not yet in sight. But none of that...
  • Is Japanese curry the new ramen?

    Is Japanese curry the new ramen?
    Matsumoto Seiji, an exceedingly shy, sweater-vested, salt-and-pepper-bearded chef north of 60 years, was tending to his simmering pot of Japanese curry. That might be the most boring sentence you'll read all day. However, I'm struggling to contain myself....
  • Restaurant Week extended for some Chicago spots

    Restaurant Week extended for some Chicago spots
    Chicago Restaurant Week ended Thursday — or did it? As has been the case nearly every year of Chicago Restaurant Week's eight-year history, some restaurants are extending their discount lunch (three courses, $22) and dinner (three or four courses,...
  • Drink up on National Margarita Day with these specials

    Drink up on National Margarita Day with these specials
    On the rocks, frozen, salted, sour or sweet, margaritas come in an array of styles and flavors, and several Chicago area establishments are celebrating Sunday’s National Margarita Day with deals. Bar Takito (201 N. Morgan St., 312-888-9485) and...
  • Mardi Gras events that focus on food

    Mardi Gras events that focus on food
    Mardi Gras may conjure Carnival celebrations with beads, masks and lots of drinking, but its roots are tied to indulging in food on the last day before fasting during Lent. While it’s celebrated in several cities, New Orleans seems as famous for its...
  • '50 Shades of Grey' cocktail is $50, includes edible lingerie, handcuffs, flogger

    '50 Shades of Grey' cocktail is $50, includes edible lingerie, handcuffs, flogger
    If you're one of the millions of people who went to see "Fifty Shades of Grey" this weekend, with its countless scenes of bondage and kinky foreplay, chances are you're in need of a stiff drink, and a cold shower. The Old Homestead Steakhouse in New...
  • Reviews: Topolobampo, Travelle Restaurant Week menus

    Reviews: Topolobampo, Travelle Restaurant Week menus
    Two of the opportunities that Chicago Restaurant Week affords are the chance to try new and unfamiliar restaurants, and the ability to experience restaurants at a fraction of what one usually would spend. River North restaurants Topolobampo and Travelle...
  • Monday dining news: Heaven on Seven closes, new McGee tiki bar

    Monday dining news: Heaven on Seven closes, new McGee tiki bar
    Happy New Year, and we begin 2015 with a bang in the world of Chicago dining: * Heaven on Seven’s Rush Street locationhas closed after 17½ years in River North (600 N. Michigan Ave.), the restaurant announced on its Facebook page Monday. The...
  • GT Fish & Oyster names new pastry chef

    GT Fish & Oyster names new pastry chef
    Things are looking sweeter for GT Fish & Oyster. The River North seafood restaurant welcomed a new pastry chef, Andrea Bonitatibus -- formerly of Mindy Segal’s HotChocolate -- to its kitchen Wednesday. Bonitatibus, who said the best part of her...