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  • Blind chef cooks comfort food classics in Lincoln Park

    Blind chef cooks comfort food classics in Lincoln Park
    On Jan. 16, blind chef Laura Martinez did something most would consider impossible. Le Cordon Bleu graduate and Charlie Trotter's alum opened her own restaurant, La Diosa ("The Goddess" in Spanish), in Lincoln Park. Martinez — who has been blind...
  • Nonna's to offer Italian sandwiches, salads; opening Tuesday

    Nonna's to offer Italian sandwiches, salads; opening Tuesday
    Those looking forward to the opening of the new West Loop Italian restaurant Formento’s (925 W. Randolph St., 312-690-7323) but who are short on time will still be able to enjoy a taste of Italy thanks to the restaurant's new grab-and-go...
  • Food briefs: Formento's & Lost Lake opens, Kendall College student wins

    Food briefs: Formento's & Lost Lake opens, Kendall College student wins
    News and notes for the food world:  - One of the more highly anticipated restaurant openings in Chicago this winter season arrives Wednesday. Formento’s, described as old-school, red sauce Italian modeled after Taylor Street joints, joins the...
  • Restaurant review: Next's 'Bistro'

    Restaurant review: Next's 'Bistro'
    Next restaurant, which morphs from one cuisine to another three times each year, has always promised, and always delivered, a culinary adventure. With "Bistro," the 13th menu in Next's glittering four-year career, it is the customer who chooses the...
  • Bistros may lack hype, but they offer mighty fine dining

    Bistros may lack hype, but they offer mighty fine dining
    Look at the following restaurants. If they were around 20 years ago (and some were), these would have been the Girl & the The Goat, Nightwood, Avec of their day. Bistros stood atop the city's culinary scene, the default genre when the words "fine dining"...
  • Free champagne for Ada St. customers this week

    Free champagne for Ada St. customers this week
    DMK Restaurants is celebrating its fifth year in business and guests dining at Ada St. (1664 N. Ada St., 773-697-7069) will receive free champagne this week. At 6 p.m. Jan. 25, Ada St. is also hosting a wine dinner, where chef Zoe Schor’s...
  • Jose Garces to head Rural Society in Streeterville

    Jose Garces to head Rural Society in Streeterville
    Rural Society (455 North Park Drive, 312-840-6605), an Argentine steakhouse with a focus on small plates, is set to open in early March in the new Loews Chicago Hotel. It’s the second location for the restaurant run by James Beard Award and "Iron...
  • Pizza Hut launches gluten-free pizzas this month

    Pizza Hut launches gluten-free pizzas this month
    Pizza Hut, the world’s largest pizza company, is jumping on the gluten-free bandwagon by launching two new gluten-free pizzas on Jan. 26.  Unlike Domino’s gluten-free pizza option, which the company does not guarantee to be completely,...
  • Restaurant review: Baffo

    Restaurant review: Baffo
    Baffo is a love-it-or-hate-it restaurant. It's easy to dismiss a formal Italian dining room offering mid-$20s pastas, mid-$30s entrees (topped by a $48 veal dish), $15 cocktails and wines by the glass in the $20s. But it's also tough to hate a dining...
  • Fine dining reins in elitism. Beef tendons might be the new caviar.

    Fine dining reins in elitism. Beef tendons might be the new caviar.
    Caviar, foie gras, inch-thick veal chops, baby vegetables as tiny as your pinky finger, first-growth Bordeaux and California cult Cabernets — once these were the hallmarks of fine dining. But today, even at great restaurants, you're likely to...
  • Eat this: Thin Burker

    Eat this: Thin Burker
    Thin Burker: "Thin" may not be the most appetizing adjective to describe a burger, but for the latest creation at David Burke's Primehouse, it is hardly the defining quality. At 6 ounces, this lighter take on David Burke's Prime Steak Burker — a...