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Another month, another week of discounted dining. In January we had Chicago Restaurant Week; starting Sunday, and running through March 22, we have Chicago Chef Week, which will feature 75 restaurants offering three-course lunches for $22 and three-course...
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: CLTV, Les Nomades, Onions, Tony Mantuano, Foods and Beverages
If only it were so easy to pithily proclaim 2012 as the Year of the (fill-in-the-blank). But there's really no one thread that neatly ties together the Chicago restaurant scene these last 12 months. A restaurant that put Chicago on the culinary map 25...
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....
Special to Tribune Newspapers"Alice in Wonderland" was the whimsical theme for this year's 21st annual OfficeMax Green Tie Ball held on the grounds of the A. Finkl & Sons steel factory Sept. 15. After walking a green carpet, more than 3,000 partygoers came upon striking visuals...
Recapturing past glories while moving forward can be a tricky business, but that's what the inaugural Expo Chicago is attempting to do as it launches next week in a familiar location for a Chicago art fair: Navy Pier. For more than 20 years, the pier...
Tags: Arts, Chicago Mayor, Grant Park, Art Basel, Artists
Tribune criticAre your weekend dining plans set in concrete? May I make a suggestion? Starting Saturday, you can earn a free pass to Chicago Gourmet, the city's annual food and wine festival, by eating at five participating restaurants before the two-day festival...
Anna Kendrick and Olivia Wilde film 'Drinking Buddies' in Chicago, Chief Keef talks Pitchfork, R. Kelly parties at UndergroundBefore shooting the independent film “Drinking Buddies” at Revolution Brewing's Kedzie Brewery Thursday, Oscar-nominated actress Anna Kendrick ate lunch at Hot Doug's in the Avondale neighborhood. Specifically, the 26-year-old “Up in the...
Summer's here, and the time is right for eating in the street. Or near the street. Or in a bottle-service cabana high above the street. Chicagoans love outdoor-dining season, all the more so because of its short duration. There are precious few days in...
Put away that vodka-lemonade. Stash the sangria. And don't even think about ordering another mojito. If you're craving a change from your usual summer sipping routine, the cocktail menus at plenty of local bars and restaurants are beckoning with fresh,...
The fact that chef Paul Virant and I share the same monogram shouldn't confuse anybody, although years back the chef sent me a letter he received from some luckless job applicant who, instead of writing "Paul Virant" in the salutation, used my name...
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