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I don't know if teachers still do this, but at the end of each school year, I was handed a summer reading list, a sheet of required and optional books that would prepare students for the coming school year. (I still owe a measure of revenge to the teacher...
Tags: Urban Belly, Boka, Stephanie Izard, L2O, Oakbrook Center
Dale Levitski's career arc is like that of most top chefs. In reverse. After running a couple of modest Chicago restaurants, Levitski found himself thrust into the spotlight as the surprise pick to succeed Grant Achatz at four-star Trio, and, just as...
Spring has just begun, and yet we've already had more than a month of agreeable weekend-brunch weather. The mind-boggling warm weather we've been enjoying lately has me thinking that balmy Sunday afternoons will continue forever. Which is crazy, of...
Time once again for my annual exercise in humiliation, as I try to predict the star recipients in the 2013 Michelin Chicago Guide, which hits bookstores Wednesday. This is the third year that Michelin has published a Chicago guide, and if there's one...
Tags: Boka, L2O, Ria, Bonsoiree, Dining and Drinking
Lincoln ParkWe've been rooting for Dale Levitski since season 3 of “Top Chef,” and now we have another reason to cheer on the chef at Sprout. According to Eater, he's declared brunch at his Lincoln Park eatery as “kid free.” Dale Levitski...
When life hands you lemons, make lemonade, or so the adage goes. The clever tippler knows to take that pragmatic advice one step further: Give those lemons a twist — be it a clever garnish, an unexpected flavor pairing or, even, a bright shot of...
Special to Tribune NewspapersStudent performances and Top Chef stations were the main attractions at "A Taste for the Arts" benefiting the Chicago Academy of the Arts. More than 350 attended the free performances by students and alumni May 10 at the Harris Theater. The show opened...
A roundup of restaurants reviewed in 2012 by critic Phil Vettel. Acadia ✭✭✭ 1639 S. Wabash Ave., 312-360-9500. Ryan McCaskey's gamble to place a luxury restaurant in the South Loop is, so far, paying off. People are crowding into...
Tags: Urban Belly, Dining and Drinking, Salads, Sprout, Takashi
Chef Dale Levitski Epicurious Entertains Chicago May 5 - 6 Chicago Illuminating Company 19 East 21st Street Chicago www.epicurious.com Spring Pesto Prep time: 15 minutes Ingredients: 5 garlic cloves, peeled 1/3 cup lemon juice, fresh squeezed 1/3...
Staff reporterThroughout the month of March volunteers in Chicago will be supporting the UNICEF Tap Project by conducting local fundraising events and activities at the Taste of Tap event on March 23 at the Centered Chef. Beginning at 7 p.m. celebrity chefs including...
Tribune reporterWhat list of the top 50 restaurants “fit for foodies,” puts San Francisco in first place, Chicago in second with Boston, Seattle and New York (yes, New York) jockeying for third? The Diners’ Choice Awards, brought to you by the 10...
Tribune reporterLet's put a bow on this season of "Top Chef." Here's a look inside the numbers: Before the season started we rolled out the "Top Chef" Power Index, a formula to evaluate how the cheftestants did within their season. When we apply it to Season 8, here's...
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