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  • 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....
  • Next Restaurant announces 2014 menus

    Next Restaurant announces 2014 menus
    Next has announced its three new menus for 2014. In addition to a menu inspired by classic Chicago steakhouses, which chef/owner Grant Achatz hinted at on Twitter and was later announced by Food & Wine magazine, other themed menus will be "Chinese:...
  • Mini-review: The Dawson

    Mini-review: The Dawson
    Update: Chef Rene De Leon recently left The Dawson. The restaurant released the following a statement on Nov. 19: “The Dawson announces the departure of chef Rene De Leon and the promotion of current sous chef Patrick Russ (most recently at Next...
  • Charlie Trotter, Chicago's revolutionary chef, helped push others to great success

    Charlie Trotter, Chicago's revolutionary chef, helped push others to great success
    Before there was “Top Chef,” “MasterChef” or “Iron Chef,” before chefs were multimedia celebrities who could monetize their volcanic personalities, before “farm-to-table” and “American cuisine”...
  • Eataly Chicago: Mario Batali unveils 'theme park' for Italian food

    Eataly Chicago: Mario Batali unveils 'theme park' for Italian food
    Admit it: Thanksgiving festivities aside, a gigantic bowl of tagliatelle with clams, a couple of meatballs, a side of polenta and a robust, earthy red to wash it all down, sounds much better right about now, doesn't it? Mario Batali bet his Crocs on it....
  • Harris: Maria Pinto launches fashion line on Kickstarter

     Harris: Maria Pinto launches fashion line on Kickstarter
    Chicago fashion designer Maria Pinto this week has launched her first clothing line since 2010. It's on Kickstarter, the crowd-funding website. "There's a lot of liberating elements to doing it this way," she said. "Because I get really close to my...
  • 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...
  • The essentials: Cemitas Puebla

    The essentials: Cemitas Puebla
    Cemitas Puebla 3619 W. North Ave. 773-772-8435 Looks like: The United Nations. Head over around lunch and you'll find a cross-section of Chicago, all breaking cemita bread. Smells like: Spit-roasted garlic- and onion-spiked meat Sounds like: The...
  • Mini-review: Tanta

    Mini-review: Tanta
    Mini-review: Tanta 118 W. Grand Ave. 312-222-9700 Rating: 3.5 (out of 4) Heating up You might not have heard of Peruvian chef Gaston Acurio, but he has 33 restaurants around the world, including Astrid y Gaston in Lima, which ranked one spot higher (#...
  • Special occasion restaurants in Lincoln Park, Old Town and the Gold Coast

    Special occasion restaurants in Lincoln Park, Old Town and the Gold Coast
    Boka 1729 N. Halsted St. 312-337-6070 With Steppenwolf and The Royal George Theatre just down the street, this dining room makes a stunning setting for a pre-theater dinner or date. Former Charlie Trotter's chef Giuseppe Tentori changes the contemporary...
  • Aviary team scouting location for new 'drinking establishment'

    Aviary team scouting location for new 'drinking establishment'
    A mysterious blog tipped us off this morning to the possibility that Nick Kokonas, Grant Achatz and the team behind cocktail spot The Aviary and restaurants Next and Alinea had a new project in the works. Kokonas, a partner in all three venues,...
  • Go Away With ... Andrew Zimmern

    To television viewers, Andrew Zimmern of "Bizarre Foods" fame is known as that guy who'll eat anything. And he'd like Americans to give it a shot, too. "Open up and expand your horizons, people!" says the James Beard Award-winning chef and author. "My...