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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...
Tribune reportersIn Chicago’s dining scene, there is Alinea, and there is everybody else. That’s the message being conveyed in the 2012 Michelin Guide Chicago, whose star ratings were announced Tuesday afternoon. Only Alinea, which also earned three stars...
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...
Tribune reporterThe Jean Banchet Awards, the local Emmy's of the restaurant world, were announced in a lavish ceremony hosted by Steve Dolinsky and Alpana Singh at the Fairmont Hotel Friday night. The awards were part of the 15th annual Grand Chefs Gala. Chef Jimmy...
Tags: Pump Room, Kevin Pang, Dining and Drinking, NoMI, Restaurants
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...
The Dish - Orlando SentinelHedy Goldsmith of Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink in Miami has been nominated for Outstanding Pastry Chef in the prestigious 2012 James Beard Foundation awards, the nation’s most prestigious recognition program honoring professionals in the...
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: Tru, Café Ba Ba Reeba, Ria, Music, Disc Jockeys
Last week it was turkey on Thanksgiving, turkey sandwiches for Friday's lunch, turkey tetrazzini for Saturday dinner and — you get the idea. Poultry in motion. Who could blame you for racing out for a first-rate steak dinner? Here are some good...
Tags: Chicago Loop, Steaks, Chicago Restaurants, Lamb, Michigan Avenue
The fake 7-Eleven gas station will soon be cleared out to make way for an Oktoberfest celebration, and the Smallville's Best Pizza sign will eventually be taken off of Uncle Lar's Pizza restaurant, but the city of Plano, which last month hosted 14 days of...
As the second Michelin Guide for Chicago prepares to hit bookstores next week, one thing is for sure: There will be change. There has to be. Among the 23 restaurants that received one or more stars, Sixteen (one star) saw chef Frank Brunacci depart,...
Tags: Tru, Ria, Chicago Restaurants, Blackbird, Sprout
Special to the TribuneFor Chris Kurinsky, living in Chicago means access to the lakefront in a neighborhood that provides nightlife options beyond plastic beer cups. Five years ago, he found all that and more when he moved into his one-bedroom condo loft in the Fulton River...
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