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It has been a nice week for Sepia chef Andrew Zimmerman, who Tuesday was named a semifinalist for a James Beard Foundation award in the Best Chef: Great Lakes category. And for the next couple of days you can find out why for a lot less than you'd...
Who eats: This West Loop dining room pulls in business types, a surprising number of students and the occasional mild-mannered reporter. Why eat: Blackbird is one of the finest restaurants in the country (multiple James Beard nominations) as well as...
Mother's Day is a little more than a week away, so if you haven't made brunch/dinner plans, it's time to get cracking. Here are a few suggestions to get you started. Allium. Mother's Day brunch seatings from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Expansive buffet with...
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: Restaurants, Ann Sather, Alinea, Phil Vettel, Bonsoiree
On menus across the country, rabbit dishes are multiplying like — do I have to say it? All manner of restaurants are embracing the bunny. Food & Wine restaurant editor Kate N. Krader heralded rabbit as "the great new sustainable meat" for 2013....
Valentine's Day is one week away, and as some of you have already discovered, restaurant reservations are going fast. That's the bad news. The good news is that Valentine's Day is one of the biggest days of the year for reservation no-shows. So if the...
If I were to gripe about the Restaurant Week lunch menu at Sepia (123 N. Jefferson St., 312-441-1920), it would be a mild complaint that the $22 menu has only two choices in each of its three courses. It's not a problem when you're a table for two; it...
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....
Tags: Entertainment Events, Dance, Libertad, Sixteen, Oakbrook Center
Mother's Day is one of the biggest dining-out days of the year, which to me makes it one of the worst days to actually dine out, because it's a crazy-busy day for restaurants. But if mom wants to dine out, and this is the one day of the year when you...
Tags: Dining and Drinking, Restaurants, Omelets, Phil Vettel, Shrimp
After four very successful Restaurant Weeks — the inaugural event kicked off Feb. 22, 2008 — the fifth installment is gearing up. Here's how to be a savvy participant: It's not a week. Restaurant Week runs 10 days, Friday through Feb. 26...
There are Valentine's Days. And then, there are Valentine's Days. You know the difference. Sometimes the stakes are higher, the pressure greater, the need to make a statement crucial. You want a restaurant that reflects that importance, and if that...
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....
Tags: Restaurants, Entertainment Events, Entertainment, Avec, Spiaggia
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