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  • Thursday food news: Boka, Bannos, black burgers

    Thursday food news: Boka, Bannos, black burgers
    Today's food news are brought to you by the letter B. - Anytime a new Boka group restaurant is announced, the question comes up: Which bold-faced entity (in the vein of a Stephanie Izard, Paul Virant, Lee Wolen) will they bring on? In the case of its...
  • Ramenfest 2014: Stacked lineup of top Chicago chefs

    Ramenfest 2014: Stacked lineup of top Chicago chefs
    Chicago’s ramen culture has gone from zero to 100 in about a decade. Now, Bill Kim, the man who helped usher those noodles into local mainstream status with Urban Belly, is holding a ramen festival that will feature some of the city’s...
  • Everything you need to know about how restaurant tipping works

    Everything you need to know about how restaurant tipping works
    Tipping seems like a simple transaction between two parties. You eat at a restaurant, you experience good service, and in a show of gratitude you voluntarily leave the server a bonus $5 gratuity, a monetary pat on the back for a job well done. Of...
  • Tuesday: Eat. Drink. Do.

    Tuesday: Eat. Drink. Do.
    EAT Burgers, Bourbon and Beer Publican Quality Meats 825 W. Fulton Market 312-445-8977 Chef Lee Wolen of the Michelin-starred restaurant Boka creates a signature veggie burger with date aioli, pickled cauliflower, harissa and arugula that will...
  • Tickets on sale for Eataly's Food & Wine Festival

    Tickets on sale for Eataly's Food & Wine Festival
    It's not happening until mid-October, but tickets are on sale -- and going quickly -- for the three-day Food & Wine Festival Oct. 14-16 at Eataly (43 E. Ohio St.). The big event of the three-day festival is a "Wine Around," a stand-up event from 6-10 p....
  • Ji Yoon in as Acadia pastry chef; Thomas Raquel NYC-bound

    Ji Yoon in as Acadia pastry chef; Thomas Raquel NYC-bound
    Two concurrent noteworthy items from the world of Chicago pastry chefs: First comes news that Thomas Raquel is departing South Loop’s Acadia for New York. He will be taking over as executive pastry chef at Le Bernardin, the renowned seafood-...
  • 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...
  • 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)...
  • 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”...
  • 2013 Jean Banchet Awards nominees announced

    2013 Jean Banchet Awards nominees announced
    The Jean Banchet Awards for Culinary Excellence — the local Emmys equivalent to the James Beard Foundation Awards — is the annual ceremony celebrating the achievements in Chicago’s restaurant community. This year’s nominees were...
  • 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...
  • 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...