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  • West Loop: New and coming soon restaurants and bars

    West Loop: New and coming soon restaurants and bars
    If you thought the West Loop restaurant scene had hit its height at the end of last year with the opening of Bill Kim's Korean barbecue restaurant Belly Q and Curtis Duffy's elegant fine-dining destination Grace, you'd be mistaken. This neighborhood...
  • 2012 bar and restaurant review: Highs, lows and delicious trends

    2012 bar and restaurant review: Highs, lows and delicious trends
    When 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...
  • Flats are having a moment

    Flats are having a moment
    When Sarah Jessica Parker announced a couple of months ago that she had ditched Manolos for more sensible shoes, fashionistas everywhere died a little. After all, Parker shot to super-stardom based off her fashion-obsessed “Sex and the City”...
  • Lemons, twisted

    Lemons, twisted
    When life hands you lemons, make lemonade, or so the adage goes. The clever tippler knows to take that pragmatic advice one step further: Give those lemons a twist — be it a clever garnish, an unexpected flavor pairing or, even, a bright shot of...
  • Wicker Park & Bucktown notables and staff favorites

    Wicker Park & Bucktown notables and staff favorites
    Trenchermen 2039 W. North Ave. 773-661-1540 Chefs (and brothers) Mike and Patrick Sheerin left their posts at acclaimed restaurants -- Blackbird and The Signature Room, respectively—to jam out together cooking seasonal, globally influenced...
  • Review: Embeya

    Review: Embeya
    Review: Embeya 564 W. Randolph St. 312-612-5640 Rating: !!! (out of four) Off to a good start It seems like there's a new restaurant opening in the West Loop every other week these days, and Thai Dang, the chef of recently opened Embeya, is just happy to...
  • City Winery enters a crowded music and restaurant market

    City Winery enters a crowded music and restaurant market
    Into a live music scene already stuffed with clubs, City Winery promises something different: Music and food in a wine-country atmosphere. But will it be enough to draw traffic from already well-trafficked clubs and restaurants within miles, if not a...
  • Turkey president shops at Brooks Brothers and other NATO sightings

    Turkey president shops at Brooks Brothers and other NATO sightings
    The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, had dinner at upscale Mexican restaurant Mercadito Monday while in Chicago for NATO. And as you would expect, he had plenty of company. Besides the Prince's table of seven, the large...
  • City health inspections tough even for toniest of restaurants

    City health inspections tough even for toniest of restaurants
    Close watchers of Chicago's food scene may have been surprised to learn that Alinea — one of the most highly regarded restaurants in the city and the world — failed its routine health inspection a month ago. But what may seem like a big...
  • Big Star food truck ready to roll despite breaking city rules

    Big Star food truck ready to roll despite breaking city rules
      While dozens of Chicago chefs sit waiting for the city to legalize cooking on food trucks, others are working under existing rules that require all food to be pre-packaged and kept warm on the truck. But at least one restaurant group has decided to...
  • Chicago Gourmet schedule launches Wednesday

    Chicago Gourmet schedule launches Wednesday
    If you've already got your tickets to the fourth annual Chicago Gourmet, which takes place Sept. 24 and 25 in Millennium Park, here's a way to plan your assault on the two-day food and wine festival. The Illinois Restaurant Association, which organizes...
  • Top 50 restaurants for foodies? Here's what Diners' Choice Awards says

    What list of the top 50 restaurants “fit for foodies,” puts San Francisco in first place, Chicago in second with Boston, Seattle and New York (yes, New York) jockeying for third? The Diners’ Choice Awards, brought to you by the 10...