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  • Review: Acanto

    Review: Acanto
    Review: Acanto 18 S. Michigan Ave. 312-578-0763 Rating: !!! 1/2 (out of 4) Heating up Acanto, the new restaurant from the folks behind The Gage and The Dawson, has a pretty good shot at becoming one of best restaurants on Michigan Avenue. Then again,...
  • 2014 James Beard Award nominations announced

    2014 James Beard Award nominations announced
    The 2014 James Beard Foundation Award nominees were revealed Tuesday morning at The Publican, and perhaps the pithiest way to sum up Chicago’s representation this year: No surprises. The major categories brought back familiar names: Spiaggia,...
  • Dining briefs: Beard dinner, Joly wins, Cantu does beer

    Dining briefs: Beard dinner, Joly wins, Cantu does beer
    All-star collaboration: Last year, the James Beard Foundation took its act on the road with a pop-up culinary series called "Taste America." For this year’s stop in Chicago, the chefs involved are a veritable all-star team. The event will be held at...
  • 2014 James Beard Award semifinalists announced

    2014 James Beard Award semifinalists announced
    The James Beard Foundation announced its semifinalists Wednesday for the 2014 Chef and Restaurant Awards. To be clear, the actual nominees will be announced March 18 in Chicago, but this long list will give you a good idea of who may be feted May 5 in New...
  • Chicago grabs James Beard 'food Oscars' ceremony from New York

    Chicago grabs James Beard 'food Oscars' ceremony from New York
    The James Beard Foundation Awards, considered the Oscars of the American restaurant scene, is moving its 25th anniversary ceremony to Chicago in 2015. It will be held at the Civic Opera House May 4 and would be the first time the ceremony is hosted...
  • 2014 James Beard Foundation Awards announced

    2014 James Beard Foundation Awards announced
    Chicago chefs and restaurants continued their streak of a respectable showing at the 2014 James Beard Foundation Awards. The annual awards gala, dubbed the “Oscars” of the American culinary scene, was held Monday in New York. Unlike last...
  • 2014 James Beard Award winners announced in New York at Lincoln Center

    2014 James Beard Award winners announced in New York at Lincoln Center
    Winners were revealed Monday, May 5, 2014, at the annual 2014 James Beard Foundation Awards, the culinary industry’s most prestigious recognition program. During a ceremony headlined by Award-winning TV personality and multiple James Beard Award...
  • Interview: Imagine Dragons singer savors flight on the wings of success

    Interview: Imagine Dragons singer savors flight on the wings of success
    Midway through my conversation with Imagine Dragons lead singer Dan Reynolds and his wife, Aja Volkman, in Nellcote's private dining area last week, Volkman — whose band, Nico Vega, opened for Imagine Dragons earlier that night at the House of Blues...
  • Cooking challenge recipes

    Cooking challenge recipes
    1. Mustard tagliatelle with rotisserie chicken Jimmy Bannos Jr., chef/partner at The Purple Pig restaurant in Chicago reached into the pantry for flour, then turned the eggs into a homemade pasta dough enriched with the mustard and mayonnaise. 1. Make...
  • Giuseppe Tentori, Next among winners at 2012 Jean Banchet Award

    Giuseppe Tentori, Next among winners at 2012 Jean Banchet Award
    The Jean Banchet Awards, the local Emmy's of the restaurant world, were announced in a lavish ceremony hosted by Steve Dolinsky and Alpana Singh at the Fairmont Hotel Friday night. The awards were part of the 15th annual Grand Chefs Gala. Chef Jimmy...
  • Roundup: Week's highlights from local food blogs

    Roundup: Week's highlights from local food blogs
    Among the highlights: a photo tour of Publican Quality Meats and a Google map of Chicago Restaurant Week locations. - Chicago Reader reports: Mike Sula reviews Goosefoot, the new set-menu spot on Lawrence Avenue from the former chef at Les Nomades. His...