| Apr 20, 2012
| 11:51 AM
North Broadway in Lakeview will soon have another new addition. Greg Shuff of Last Bay Beer is planning a craft brewery concept that will go into a former retail space just a block north of Frog n Snail, Dale Levitski’s recently opened French...
| Apr 25, 2010
In spite of its wild popularity and critical acclaim, and hence the large crowds that usually keep me out of restaurants that are wildly popular and critically acclaimed, the Purple Pig is where I was sitting one recent night awaiting the arrival of...
| Feb 24, 2010
Art Smith is having quite a winter.
He turns 50 on March 1 — the same day he celebrates Common Threads' fifth annual World Festival fundraiser at Soldier Field, which boasts (for $250 a ticket) dishes prepared by Rick Bayless, David Burke, Tyler...
| Apr 3, 2010
In a java-loving world dominated by Starbucks and flavored with local roasters ranging from Metropolis and Casteel to Stewarts and PapaNicholas, Zell has carved a niche for Intelligentsia based on his coffee — and coffee-drinking —...
| May 28, 2008
Classic Chicago-style hot dogs are legendary, with their all-beef snappiness, poppy seed buns, neon-green relish and racy little sport peppers. It's the summertime nosh of choice for many, residents and visitors alike. But there are times a classic...
| Nov 11, 2008
The blogosphere and even some print publications are buzzing with speculation as to who might become the next White House chef.
Which, in itself, demonstrates how the pre-inauguration excitement over this administration is unlike any in memory.
| Apr 22, 2009
There was a time, not so long ago, when eating in an environmentally, ethically conscious way was a drab business -- brown and beige food, with a few wilted organic vegetables relegated to a woebegone produce bin at the grocery store.
But these days,...
| May 13, 2010
These are the last days of Sona, the elegant restaurant on La Cienega Boulevard that has been a fixture of Los Angeles' fine-dining scene for nearly eight years. On Saturday, after the final mignardises go out to the last diners, the restaurant will...
| Sep 5, 2007
Forgot the bread? Need to pick up a couple of cheeses or some ripe fruit? Here are our favorite spots for filling in the gaps on the way to your wine country picnic. Or maybe you forgot to cook? No worries; many of these shops offer everything you'll...
| Nov 12, 2008
He loved butter and practical jokes, had an insatiable appetite and was inclined to start his mornings by shaving outdoors with two magnums of Champagne on ice by his side. At one point, nearly half of the Michelin three-star chefs in France had trained...
| Apr 2, 2008
Here are the notable restaurants in the new Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino (3325 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas), plus one worthy maverick off the Strip:
Carnevino, (702) 789-4141; www.carnevino.com. Open 5:30 to 11 p.m. nightly; bar opens at 5 p.m. Lunch to...
| Apr 2, 2008
THE server shows off the charred bistecca fiorentina, then carves the massive porterhouse into finger-thick slices. At $160 for two, it's easily the most expensive steak I've ever eaten, if not the most expensive piece of aged meat in the country. Want to...