| Sep 29, 2014
| 2:02 PM
Dean Schmiedt, a 64-year-old pharmaceutical consultant from Fort Ripley, Minn., was all set to fly to Chicago Friday with his psychologist wife, Karleen, for their third straight Chicago Gourmet when they arrived at Minneapolis-St. Paul International...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 7:44 AM
Bon Appetit Presents Chicago Gourmet is back for its seventh year, with more represented restaurants (180) than ever before and a star-studded lineup of chefs, master sommeliers and mixologists.
The two-day festival of food and wine tastings, cooking...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 4:45 PM
Pizza review: Dough Bros. Pizzeria and Sub Shop
400 N. State St. 312-600-9078
Rating: 2 1/2 (out of 4)
A James Beard Award-wining chef baking by-the-slice, New York-style pizza in River North? Be still my heart. As an East Coast transplant, I am...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 6:12 AM
It’s going to be a good week in Chicago to taste Oregon pinot noir.
Famed winemaker David Adelsheim will be in Chicago this week, leading discussions of his Adelsheim Vineyard wines at three distinctly different (in formality and price) tasting...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 2:48 PM
As reported earlier today by Crain's, the new Hyatt Hotel being built at 100 W. Monroe St. will include a brasserie that will be overseen by Roland Liccioni, cuisinier at Les Nomades (222 E. Ontario St., 312-649-9010).
Fans of Les Nomades, however, need...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 7:00 AM
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...
| Nov 14, 2013
Reactions, rants and general observations regarding the Chicago Michelin guide star ratings, which were announced Tuesday.
Considering that the number of Michelin-starred Chicago restaurants has been declining (down to 19 restaurants last year), this...
| Jul 11, 2013
In the 1998 Zagat Survey Chicago Guide, of the 40 restaurants with the highest food ratings (based on popular opinion), 20 of them were French.
In the most recent Chicago Guide, fifteen years later, that list of 40 includes maybe five French...
| Nov 8, 2011
| 10:28 AM
It didn't take long for Mary Beth Liccioni, owner of Les Nomades(222 E. Ontario St., 312-649-9010), to find a replacement for departing chef Chris Nugent.
She just dipped into history, bringing back chef Roland Liccioni, who'll be in the kitchen for...
| Aug 13, 2009
Six years have passed since my last visit to the magical little house on East Ontario Street. In that time, Chicago's culinary landscape has changed dramatically.
Once-dominant restaurants such as Le Francais and Ambria surrendered their prominence and...