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A year or so ago, not long before chef Ryan McCaskey opened Acadia in the South Loop, he began thinking about what his soon-to-be restaurant might serve at brunch. A lifelong Deadhead, he was traveling around the country, following what remains of the...
Tribune criticZagat, publishers of the reader-review based Zagat Guides, has released its second-annual “30 Under 30” list of Chicagoans in the restaurant and hospitality business. The list, intended to recognize up-and-coming talents rather than...
Tags: Restaurants, Vie, The Publican, Gilt Bar, Wines
Another month, another week of discounted dining. In January we had Chicago Restaurant Week; starting Sunday, and running through March 22, we have Chicago Chef Week, which will feature 75 restaurants offering three-course lunches for $22 and three-course...
What you hold in your hands is our favorite issue of the year. We get to revisit our sauce-stained notebooks and offer raised glasses to the restaurants and chefs we felt best defined Chicago's dining scene these past 12 months. This marks our third...
Tags: Restaurants, Chicago Tribune, Sixteen, Breads, Bar Toma
A roundup of restaurants reviewed in 2012 by critic Phil Vettel. Acadia ✭✭✭ 1639 S. Wabash Ave., 312-360-9500. Ryan McCaskey's gamble to place a luxury restaurant in the South Loop is, so far, paying off. People are crowding into...
If only it were so easy to pithily proclaim 2012 as the Year of the (fill-in-the-blank). But there's really no one thread that neatly ties together the Chicago restaurant scene these last 12 months. A restaurant that put Chicago on the culinary map 25...
Time once again for my annual exercise in humiliation, as I try to predict the star recipients in the 2013 Michelin Chicago Guide, which hits bookstores Wednesday. This is the third year that Michelin has published a Chicago guide, and if there's one...
Tags: Graham Elliot, Phil Vettel, Tru, Avenues, Sixteen
RedEyeWhen it comes to adventures in dining and drinking, Chicago definitely delivered this year. Hot chefs expanded their empires with new restaurants. New words made their way into our nightlife vocabulary. And, of course, there were doughnuts. And pie. And...
Hemingway daiquiri: History shows that Ernest Hemingway had a fondness for booze, and one of his favorite beverages to order in Cuban bars was the papa doble: a double-size frozen cherry-lime daiquiri since dubbed the Hemingway daiquiri in his honor....
UPDATE: An eviction notice was spotted on Alain's door the week of Sept. 24 and calls to the restaurant have not been answered. Review: Alain's 1355 S. Michigan Ave. 312-922-1186 Rating: 2 (out of 4) Give it some time What happens when a Cameroon-...
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals' Safe Drinking Water Program today issued its most comprehensive water system boil advisory list following Hurricane Isaac. Major storm events like Hurricane Isaac that cause power outages can result in...
Maybe it happens when you're stuck in traffic. Or maybe it's during a family trip to the zoo. It's the fantasy of giving it all up and living on a farm. The best of both worlds comes together in farm stays. You get to live on a working farm for a few...
Apr 18, 2013 |Column| Chicago Tribune
Mar 25, 2013 |Story| Chicago Tribune
Mar 14, 2013 |Story| Chicago Tribune
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Nov 8, 2012 |Column| Chicago Tribune
Dec 19, 2012 |Story| RedEye
Dec 13, 2012 |Story| Chicago Tribune
Aug 17, 2012 |Story| RedEye
Aug 31, 2012 |Story| WGNO-LTV
Jul 10, 2012 |Story| Chicago Tribune
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