| Nov 14, 2013
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...
| Dec 27, 2012
I have this problem. I made more New Year's Eve reservations than I can use. More than 100 of them, actually.
Which is why, for the 12th straight year (and the 17th time in the past 19 years), I'll be giving them away to nimble-fingered readers who ask....
| Dec 18, 2012
Q: I have a co-worker and dear friend who seems to have met Mr. Might-Be-Right. The parents have all met and are completely copacetic. This is their first Christmas together and she wants to get him a few impressive things. He's a member of a wine-tasting...
| Dec 29, 2011
You can't count on snow for Christmas. You can't count on a 7-3 Bears team making the playoffs.
But you can count on my annual save-the-tables list, which provides dozens of last-minute, primo New Year's Eve reservations for procrastinating readers....
| Feb 2, 2012
Depending on your perspective, this year's Super Bowl is an intriguing battle between two fascinating opponents, or a who-cares clash between an annoying East Coast team and a slightly less-annoying East Coast team (I'll leave it to you to decide which is...
| Dec 6, 2012
"The Book of Mormon" opens next week in the Bank of America Theatre, drawing a couple of thousand people each day (except Monday) to the Loop.
Quite a few of them will arrive hungry. Add in the multitudes with tickets for other Loop theater performances,...
| Sep 30, 2012
| 11:24 AM
So much food and wine, so little time.
The fifth annual Chicago Gourmet, which took place Saturday and Sunday in Millennium Park, was marked by beautiful weather, capacity crowds and a surfeit of premium wines and remarkable dishes.
"It's like this here...
| May 1, 2012
| 11:06 AM
The Chicago NATO Host Committee and the Illinois Restaurant Association held a forum today to dispense information and answer questions from association members about what to expect later this month when the NATO summit is held in Chicago.
| Apr 6, 2011
| 1:11 PM
Another day, another award for Stephanie Izard. At least she has company this time.
Izard, named Tuesday to Food & Wine’s annual Best New Chefs list, is among the 18 Chicago chefs, restaurateurs and beverage professionals dubbed “Rising...
| Sep 26, 2011
(Bill Daley co-wrote this story)
That was about all the hundreds of revelers at Chicago Gourmet, the two-day food and wine festival at Millennium Park over the weekend, had to complain about.
Efficiently-moving food lines and nine chef-...