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  • Seafood that soars at Juno

    Seafood that soars at Juno
    This has been the worst year of Jason Chan's life, and the best. Fifty-one weeks ago, the restaurateur behind the late, great Butter (an exceedingly sophisticated restaurant where I first got to taste Ryan Poli's food) and Urban Union (which had an...
  • Two stars for Sumi Robata Bar

    Two stars for Sumi Robata Bar
    Those who know chef Gene Kato from his years as executive chef (one of two) at Japonais should be advised that while the quality of his cooking hasn't changed at Sumi Robata Bar, the restaurant he and his wife opened in January, the dining experience most...
  • Zesty Italians

    Zesty Italians
    Splashy restaurant debuts attract a lot of attention, no surprise there. But today we take a look at two quiet newcomers, low-key neighborhood Italians with impeccable culinary credentials: J. Rocco, which opened in mid-May in River North, and Tre Soldi,...
  • Phil Vettel recommends buffalo chicken wings

    Phil Vettel recommends buffalo chicken wings
    The happy truth about Buffalo (and other style) chicken wings: Respectable to very good wings aren't hard to make. Fry 'em right (that is, until the skin is good and crispy), douse them in sauce (hot sauce, butter and vinegar are the base components of...
  • New 'Bocuse' menu wins

    New 'Bocuse' menu wins
    "Bocuse d'Or," the latest menu from the ever-changing Next restaurant, takes its inspiration from the biennial culinary competition named for the visionary Paul Bocuse. But the restaurant's tribute is as much to Bocuse the chef as it is to Bocuse the...
  • Chicago Marathon dining

    Chicago Marathon dining
    The Bank of America Chicago Marathon takes place Sunday, and as always, Chicago's restaurants are ready to provide pre-, post- and midrace meal deals and vantage points. O'Brien's Restaurant & Bar. The racers scoot right past the front door (and...
  • Simple menu excels at Wood

    Simple menu excels at Wood
    Wood is a restaurant that delivers more than it promises. The menu lists simple-sounding dishes composed of familiar ingredients, but the excitement starts when the dishes hit the table. The executive chef, Alinea alumnus Ashlee Aubin, abides by the...
  • Sushi flies high under the radar at Masaki

    Sushi flies high under the radar at Masaki
    The best sushi restaurant you never heard of sits just east of the Hancock Center, coddles customers in whisper-quiet surroundings and seats all of 22 bodies when full, which it almost never is. A restaurant this accomplished, especially one so small,...
  • Peruvian decoded at Tanta

    Peruvian decoded at Tanta
    Three-month-old Tanta, in River North, is easily Chicago's most accomplished Peruvian restaurant, elevating the cuisine — a melting pot that claims Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, African and ancient Incan influences — to the level of fine dining....
  • Phil Vettel recommends: Beaujolais nouveau

    Phil Vettel recommends: Beaujolais nouveau
    Part harvest festival, part good excuse to drink wine, the annual release of Beaujolais nouveau takes place the third Thursday on November. Beaujolais nouveau is a light, fruity, food-friendly and fun red wine meant to be enjoyed young, and preferably...
  • Bar food, elevated

    Bar food, elevated
    As a restaurant, Red Door in Bucktown seems rather unambitious, but as a neighborhood pub, the place is pretty impressive. Compare executive chef Troy Graves' output at this 3-month-old Bucktown newcomer to his fine-dining efforts at Eve, his last stop,...
  • Bastille Day dining options

    Bastille Day dining options
    Le quatorze juillet, also known as La Fete Nationale in France and Bastille Day most other places, commemorates the July 14, 1789, storming of the Bastille, a fortress famed for holding political prisoners (though at the time of the storming, it housed...