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  • Review: Grace

    Review: Grace
    Review: Grace 652 W. Randolph St. 312-234-9494 Rating: !!! 1/2 (out of 4) Heating up Some chefs spend their careers working in the upper echelon of fine-dining restaurants, only to throw their hands up and open a burger joint. Curtis Duffy is not one of...
  • Iliana in Wonderland

    Iliana in Wonderland
    At one point of a dinner at Elizabeth restaurant, I was served a dark and rich maitake-mushroom tea (really a clarified broth) while a pure-white device on the table played Jefferson Airplane's "White Rabbit." Which made me think that chef/owner Iliana...
  • Band of Bohemia brewpub in the works for Ravenswood

    Band of Bohemia brewpub in the works for Ravenswood
    The Ravenswood 'hood, already home to a craft beer bar, Fountainhead, and a brewery, Begyle, could see the arrival of even more beer courtesy of a brewpub called Band of Bohemia. Led by a team that includes an Alinea sommelier, Craig Sindelar, and a...
  • 'World's 50 Best' drops Alinea to 15th; El Celler de Can Roca is numero uno

    'World's 50 Best' drops Alinea to 15th; El Celler de Can Roca is numero uno
    For the first time in three years, there’s a new restaurant on top of the world. In a mild upset, El Celler de Can Roca, in Girona, Spain, took top honors at Restaurant Magazine’s annual “World’s 50 Best Restaurants" awards...
  • Bring on brunch

    Bring on brunch
    Though Sunday brunch is a year-round option, warm and sunny weather is what brings out the crowds. I can attest to that, having spent most of the last 10 fairly miserable (weatherwise) weekends hitting one brunch after another; I don't think I found a...
  • Fanciful food swap

    Fanciful  food swap
    Two of the most acclaimed chefs in the nation have embarked on an extraordinary, unprecedented switcheroo. By the time you read this, Grant Achatz of Alinea will have completed a five-night stretch of cooking his food at Eleven Madison Park in New York....
  • Achatz sees chance to put vision in focus

    Achatz sees chance to put vision in focus
    So much ink has been spilled chronicling the life and career of Grant Achatz, the most-honored chef and best-known cancer survivor in Chicago, if not the country, one wonders if there are stories left to tell. Two things suggest that there are. One,...
  • Let's break out the old crystal ball

     Let's break out the old crystal ball
    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...
  • Review: Bonsoiree (closed)

    Review: Bonsoiree (closed)
    Editor's Note: In the time since our review, Bonsoiree has closed. Review: Bonsoiree 2728 W. Armitage Ave. 773-486-7511 Rating: 2.5 stars (out of four) Take it or leave it Beverly Kim was perhaps the most controversial contestant on "Top Chef: Texas"...
  • From Bayless in 'Cascabel' to Achatz at Next, all the tables a stage

    From Bayless in 'Cascabel' to Achatz at Next, all the tables a stage
    Most Chicago actors do not bring their own Bunsen burners to the rehearsal room. But then, Rick Bayless — the creator of the phenomenally popular Chicago restaurants Topolobampo and Frontera Grill and a chef who embraced celebrity long before it...
  • An equipment bonanza for kitchen geeks

    An equipment bonanza for kitchen geeks
    A hand-held smoker that looks like a toy pistol, a blender that heats or cools while it whizzes your soup or smoothie, professional immersion blenders, dehydrators, whipping siphons, induction burners, sous-vide machines and vacuum sealers. As mainstream...
  • 5 Questions for Giselle Wellman

     
    5 Questions for Giselle Wellman...