| Jun 16, 2014
| 10:00 PM
You've already waited in line for popcorn at Garrett. You've endured verbal abuse at The Wieners Circle. And you've devoured the Chicago classic that is the Italian beef sandwich (Al's #1 and Johnnie's being the best, depending on who you ask).
| Mar 5, 2014
| 9:08 AM
On Wabash Avenue just south of Roosevelt Road in a revitalized part of Chicago sits Gioco. From the outside, the entrance seems unassuming. If you drive by too fast, you just might miss it. Inside, quaintness abounds, with subdued lighting, plenty of...
| Jul 9, 2013
Review: Lao 18
18 W. Hubbard St. 312-955-8018
Rating: !!! 1/2 (out of 4) Heating up
The mission for Lao 18, the new restaurant from Chicago's regional Chinese cooking master, chef Tony Hu, is simple: "I want to bring Chinatown downtown."
| Jun 1, 2013
| 5:57 AM
The City of Chicago today released the names of the 35 restaurants that will be participating in this year's Taste of Chicago, held July 10-14 in Grant Park.
There are a lot of familiar faces in the lineup, including Eli's Cheesecake (which has never...
| Jun 13, 2013
Summer is the sweet season for restaurants. Fresh produce is abundant, daylight lasts longer and restaurants are busier and bigger (with the addition of outdoor seats) than at any other time of the year.
So once again I'm trotting out my Summer Eating...
| Dec 5, 2011
Lao Hunan, 2230 S. Wentworth Ave.
Who eats: Mostly Chinese and Chinese-Americans, with a few business types mixed in.
Why eat: As part of the growing Lao empire headed by chef Tony Hu, Lao Hunan serves Chinese food that's based on Hunan-area cooking. It...