| Feb 2, 2015
| 11:43 AM
Table Fifty-Two (52 W. Elm St., 312-573-4000) is one of the prettiest, most charming restaurants in Chicago.
Much like its chef/partner, the famed Art Smith, Table Fifty-Two exudes Southern charm and hospitality. And from the bustling main dining room...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 7:27 AM
New Year's Day was behind us, and for most, it was the first Monday back to the grind. In Des Plaines, some marked the occasion like a boss: downing bottles of pinot grigio on their lunch break.
What Mediterranean joie de vivre! Glasses clinked, octopus...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 2:25 PM
For fans still reeling from "Game of Thrones'" loss to "The Affair" Sunday at the Golden Globes, they can perk themselves up with tickets to Elizabeth restaurant's "Game of Thrones"-themed menu in April and May.
Chef Iliana Regan announced the 12-15...
| Jan 27, 2015
It's just after 10 a.m. on a subzero morning in Logan Square, and my hands are wrapped around a hot cup of black coffee. It's cold. Really cold.
Sitting across from me is Martin Cate, wearing a tiki-print short-sleeved shirt and a trio of necklaces that...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 12:10 PM
Mon Ami Gabi, the venerable Lettuce Entertain You bistro, has two locations — one in Oak Brook (260 Oakbrook Center, 630-472-1900), as well as the Lincoln Park original (2300 Lincoln Park West, 773-348-8886) — participating in Chicago...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 11:13 AM
Struggling to find a place to take your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day? Eataly might be able to help.
On Valentine’s Day, Eataly (43 E. Ohio St., 312-521-8700) will be combining three of its restaurants (Carne, Pesce and Verdure) into one...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 3:15 PM
PHOENIX — Feeding Super Bowl visitors a year after New York's restaurant scene did it is a hard act for any city to follow. But for downtown Phoenix, the NFL's big game is a chance to simply score some points as a major culinary player. The city's...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 3:03 PM
Labriola Ristorante & Cafe, the downtown Chicago arm of the popular Oak Brook bakery and restaurant, will open on Michigan Avenue Thursday.
Six years ago, I wrote about its pretzel-bunned Richie Burger (named after owner Rich Labriola) as one of my...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 10:46 AM
Shaw's Crab House Chicago (21 E. Hubbard St., 312-527-2722) is turning 30 and will be bringing in some friends to celebrate.
On Feb. 22, the seafood chain will feature an oyster-and-cocktail pairing event with mixologists from other Chicago restaurants....
| Feb 4, 2015
| 3:00 AM
Finding the motivation to leave your home on nights when the temperature is 10 with a wind chill of minus 2 is next to impossible. Especially when snow — or as it's known in Chicago, gray slush — covers the ground and you remember there are...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 4:40 PM
There are 331 participants in this year's Chicago Restaurant Week, an all-time high for the eight-year Chicago tradition. And already I can name one restaurant you shouldn't miss.
Bistronomic (840 N. Wabash Ave.) is offering a lunch and dinner menu that...