| Feb 1, 2012
A cupcake tasting at a Super Bowl gathering? Probably not. A salsa tasting? Absolutely.
Put out a jarred tomato version (pick a scorcher), a freshly chopped raw tomato-onion-chili-cilantro mix plus one based on tomatillos and smoky chipotle. Or go the...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 7:59 AM
Thursday's Dining cover story is our profile on chef Paul Kahan as he and his team prepare to open Publican Quality Meats, the Fulton Market butcher shop. A few newsworthy items from the piece:
*** As we reported earlier, Publican Quality Meats is...
| Sep 20, 2012
The fifth annual Chicago Gourmet (full name: Bon Appetit Presents Chicago Gourmet) will take place Sept. 29 and 30 in Millennium Park. Hundreds of Chicagoans and visitors will be there; here are five reasons to be one of them.
It's worth the splurge:...
| Sep 29, 2012
With the economy still not entirely recovered, restaurants — and very good ones at that — are betting on happy hour deals to get customers in the door. I like to call it tapas hour, when you can get small bites and cocktails at attractive...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 8:25 AM
228 College St., New Haven, (203) 859-5774, oaxacakitchen.com
Tequila can be a sign of seriousness. When consumed in quantities, of course, it can also lead to foolishness. But the walls of tequila bottles and the dozens and dozens...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 3:10 PM
All around Chicago, restaurants and bars are in a constant cycle of opening and closing. As the lights go out at a kitchen in Andersonville, a new tavern is putting up signs in the South Loop, and it’s all just part of the circle of nightlife. But...
| Jul 23, 2012
Yes, Paul Dano’s real-life girlfriend Zoe Kazan deliberately wrote certain things for him in “Ruby Sparks,” in which the real-life couple plays a couple. The movie is not about them, though.
“When I read scenes, it was like,...
| Feb 14, 2012
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel tops Chicago Magazine's list of the 100 Most Powerful Chicagoans.
To see more details on each person selected, visit www.chicagomag.com.
1. Rahm Emanuel, Mayor, City of Chicago
2. Patrick Fitzgerald, U.S. attorney, Northern...
| Feb 16, 2012
Back for a fifth year, Chicago Restaurant Week kicks off Friday with 10 straight days of discounted dining, lunch and dinner, at some of Chicago's best restaurants.
Launched in 2008 with 35 pioneering participants, Chicago Restaurant Week, produced by...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 6:12 PM
SAN JOSE DEL CABO, Baja California Sur, Mexico — The sweet and juicy heirloom tomatoes are the stars in a simple salad topped with sprinkles of feta cheese and anointed with a splash of olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Every element is delicious, but...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 10:38 AM
There was a time, not long ago, when the idea of spending a night out in Rosemont would have been interpreted as penance.
You'd missed a flight, or you hadn't been able to get in at one of the branded steakhouses downtown, so you settled for its...