| Jun 29, 2015
| 3:25 PM
My standard advice for getting into a popular restaurant is, go on a holiday weekend, when most potential diners are distracted by other things.
Fourth of July weekend would seem a perfect time for this strategy. Independence Day is Saturday, creating a...
| May 26, 2015
| 11:52 AM
It's time once again for my Summer Eating List. Patterned after the summer reading lists that haunted my school days, this list tells you the recently opened, soon-to-open and hoping-to-open restaurants to keep in mind for a summer of dining enrichment....
| Jun 4, 2015
| 10:14 AM
April Francis, founder, DOSE Market
I WAIT ALL YEAR FOR:
"I love being on the tennis court in the summer — Smith Park in West Town is my go-to. There's nothing like playing early in the morning and getting a little sweat going...
| May 29, 2015
| 10:53 AM
At noon on a recent Wednesday in May, San Francisco's Lazy Bear restaurant began taking reservations for June. Just 45 minutes later, nearly every seat for the entire month was sold out.
Not reserved. Sold. As in, every meal for almost every seat for...
| Apr 29, 2015
| 8:07 PM
They keep calling it the Oscars of the culinary world, and indeed, the James Beard Awards gala this weekend borrows touchstones of glamour, a setting at the Lyric Opera's majestic Civic Opera House, gown- and black tie-clad nominees and even a long red...
| Apr 16, 2015
| 5:00 AM
Although chef Homaro Cantu was facing a stressful convergence of business challenges, friends and family said the 38-year-old owner of the internationally renowned restaurant Moto never quit projecting his trademark positive energy and world-changing...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 3:00 AM
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...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 10:24 AM
Do you believe in miracles?
The Bocuse d'Or world culinary competition, referred to by some as the culinary Olympics, ended today with the American team, for the first time, on the awards podium.
Chefs Phillip Tessier and Skylar Stover, both from...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 8:06 AM
Next restaurant announced the launch of its new menu earlier this week, and owners Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas did it with the help of a trailer.
A cute cartoon is the latest in a line of videos produced by the Fulton Market restaurant to advertise...
| Feb 26, 2015
New rotating chef restaurant Intro begins with California chef CJ Jacobson.
2300 N. Lincoln Park West 773-868-0002
Rating: !!! (out of 4) Off to a good start
For a lot of restaurants in Chicago, the first year in business looks a...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 7:00 PM
Until recently, I was a voting member of the James Beard Foundation, which gives out a number of highly valued annual awards to chefs and restaurants. But I was not a very active member, and certainly, while eating out, that membership never came up....