| Jun 26, 2013
| 11:30 AM
I’ve made Rick Bayless’ recipe for "Shrimp in Simple Green Almond Sauce" from his "Mexico: One Plate at a Time" cookbook a couple of times, but this past weekend I found the perfect match when I opened a bottle of E. Guigal's Condrieu.
| Jun 26, 2013
| 8:02 AM
Bastille Day Brunch: In celebration of Bastille Day, the French independence holiday, Church & State Bistro is offering a La Jour de la Bastille brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on July 14. The traditional French menu includes oysters, foie de volaille...
| Jan 3, 2013
Jared Rouben seems to spend just as much time at the farmers market as he does at Goose Island's Clybourn brewpub, where he has been a brewer for four years. So it's not much of a surprise that the new brewery he plans to launch will focus on what he...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 1:18 PM
The best parties in Chicago don’t all take place in the summer — just most of them.
But if you’re getting early stages of cabin fever and don’t feel like you can spend another weekend in your sweatpants, there is the...
| Jan 22, 2013
Q: I found a recipe that called for Mexican Oregano is this different than the Italian Oregano that I have in my spice rack?
—Andrew Maselli, Chicago
A: Yes, the two are different plants and each oregano has its own "personality," according to...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 11:57 AM
This post has been corrected. See note below.
There's a good chance that the white tuna sashimi served up at your favorite Manhattan sushi joint isn't white tuna at all.
Instead, 94% of the fish labeled as white tuna in New York turned out to be...
| Dec 13, 2012
| Dec 18, 2012
| 5:56 PM
As 2012 draws to a close, let's take a look back at the year in Chicago theater. January started with a roar — Klea Blackhurst doing Ethel Merman doing "Gypsy" at the Drury Lane Theatre. Twyla Tharp, an artist who refuses to stop reworking her...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 12:27 PM
Let us take a moment to honor the creation called a margarita on February 22, its national holiday. You may use a mix. You may pop for the priciest tequila at the liquor store. Go ahead.
We're sticking with the pros for their tips on two of the three...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 2:32 PM
While Chicago's chi-chi foodies gather each autumn at Millennium Park for gourmet food, Chicago's crunchy foodies gather each spring at UIC forum for “good food.”
But eating is only part of the annual Good Food Festival (formerly called...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Chicagoist reports: Rick Bayless has signed on with Crown Imports, distributor of Corona and Negra Modelo, to create a craft beer with a Latin twist.
The decision hasn't come without backlash, however. Bayless has been criticized on Twitter for...