| May 6, 2013
| 10:16 AM
Sharlena Fong is the co-chef and co-owner of Semi Sweet Bakery downtown. She is known for her knack for the retro, including brownies, lemon bars and her own versions of Pop-Tarts and Ding Dongs, along with lemon blueberry Danish, chocolate croissants,...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 7:04 AM
I'm not sure I know of a more-showstopping restaurant than Kaluz.
It sits under the bridge that crosses the Intracoastal at Commercial Boulevard. The lot once housed Roadhouse Grill, but the walls are all that remains of the old building. Designed by ID...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 3:42 PM
It's probably no surprise that a 90-seat neighborhood restaurant is packed on a Saturday night. But on a Wednesday night? In late April?
Even more surprising is that Timo this month celebrates its 10th anniversary. If you want to see a successful...
| Apr 25, 2013
2013 W. Division St. 773-687-9620
Rating: !!!! (out of four) Already hot
Since opening about a month ago in the former Sabor Saveur space in Ukrainian Village, Takito Kitchen has tried to shine in an already taco-saturated neighborhood....
| Apr 30, 2013
If the last time you visited Pilsen was for brunch at Nightwood or a hangover-curing bowl of menudo at Nuevo Leon, it's time to return. This lineup starts on 18th Street and covers a bit more than a mile of ground on the way over to Halsted; hop the #18...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 2:36 PM
When Mike Hampton and Christy Samoy first approach our table in aprons and T-shirts, we're not sure what to make of Hot & Soul, their two-month old, trailblazing restaurant on Federal Highway near Oakland Park Boulevard.
They'll return — again and...
| Jun 11, 2013
Are you thirsty enough to take on our ultimate drinking to-do list? Some of the drinks features here are signatures that have become synonymous with the bar or restaurant that serves them. Others are just so delicious they've earned legendary status...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 5:04 AM
For decades, the well-heeled and hungry went to the Chesapeake Restaurant at the corner of Charles and Lanvale streets for formally served dinners of charcoal-broiled steaks, unabashedly rich seafood dishes like jumbo crab lumps au gratin and a decadent...
| Jun 16, 2013
| 7:30 AM
I curate a bi-weekly recipe column for The Times' Saturday section called "Destination: Cocktail." To date, I've culled 100 recipes created by some of the city's best bartenders, for some of the city's best bars and restaurants. I just finished poring...
| Nov 17, 2012
Total time: About 1 hour
Note: The soup can be served with steamed jasmine rice for a more substantial meal. Galangal, kaffir lime leaves, tamarind pulp, Thai basil and fish sauce are available at Thai and general Asian markets.
| Oct 13, 2012
Whether your tailgate includes a custom grill setup and team color-coordinated tents or a simple picnic on a well-worn blanket, no pre-game ritual is complete without the spread. This is one party that's as much about the food as it is about fans and...