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  • Everything old is new again at Boka

    Everything old is new again at Boka
    I can't decide if Boka is the best new restaurant, or the most-improved old restaurant, in Chicago. Boka, the first restaurant by owners Kevin Boehm and Rob Katz (whose portfolio bulges with a half-dozen highly regarded restaurants, and more on the way)...
  • World's top chefs talk cuisine, creativity in Chicago

    World's top chefs talk cuisine, creativity in Chicago
    If the culinary world had a "Three Tenors"-like tour, it couldn't do much better than chefs Ferran Adria, Andoni Luis Aduriz and Grant Achatz — and the music likely would make your head spin. Adria was the chef of Spain's El Bulli, which topped...
  • Vie proves Restaurant Week isn't just for city spots

    Vie proves Restaurant Week isn't just for city spots
    One of the nice developments of Chicago Restaurant Week during the past seven years is the increasing number of suburban participants. It’s especially gratifying this year, when the miserable weather is keeping potential diners close to home; the...
  • Cicchetti has culinary cred to spare

    Cicchetti has culinary cred to spare
    There was more than one Italian restaurant to debut in December by a veteran restaurateur and a culinary dream team. I wrote about Nico Osteria, in the Gold Coast, a few weeks ago; now let's regard Cicchetti, a Streeterville restaurant that is doing...
  • Glam is back at The Berkshire Room

    Glam is back at The Berkshire Room
    I've always liked hotel bars. In college in Indiana, my friends and I could often be found at the Fluttering Duck, an Irish pub attached to a small inn on the edge of campus. Early in my newspaper career, co-workers and I would drink bourbon at a...
  • The Boka restaurateurs behind star chefs

    The Boka restaurateurs behind star chefs
    In 10 short years, Kevin Boehm and Rob Katz have gone from being fledgling restaurateurs to being the Chicago restaurateurs everyone wants to work for. It's not just that their restaurants are successful, though that's certainly the case. Boka...
  • 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”...
  • Save the Tables 2013: Your table is reserved for New Year's Eve

    Save the Tables 2013: Your table is reserved for New Year's Eve
    New Year's Eve is just six days away. Do you have your dinner reservations yet? If not, I've got a few extras. More than 130, actually. As I've done for the last 13 years (and 18 of the last 20), I've made reservations, in my name, at restaurants...
  • Review: Cicchetti

    Review: Cicchetti
    Review: Cicchetti 671 N. St. Clair St. 312-642-1800 Rating: !!! 1/2 (out of 4) Heating up Chicago is in the midst of such an Italian restaurant renaissance that you can almost smell the garlic in the air. The prince of orange clogs, Mario Batali, and...
  • Ina Pinkney retiring after 33 years, closing Ina's

    Ina Pinkney retiring after 33 years, closing Ina's
    Corporations have exit interviews; chefs never have an exit interview," says Ina Pinkney. "So this is really something for me." Pinkney, aka The Breakfast Queen, creator of Heavenly Hots, Chocolate Blobs and other signature dishes, is hanging up her...
  • 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...
  • Growing better chefs at farm camp

    Growing better chefs at farm camp
    From the crowing roosters to the pigs in the pen, Spence Farm at first glance might be mistaken as just another farm camp for city slickers. Barns, tents, chore schedules, grills, cots and coolers are ready for campers to spend two days in the country,...