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RedEyeFor the second consecutive year, WTTW’s “Check, Please!” is partnering with the Taste of Chicago to promote participation in “Pop-Up” eateries, restaurants that literally pop up for a day or two. The Pop-up eatery feature...
Citizens of Chicago, food-TV obsessives, our long nightmare is over: Meet Catherine De Orio. She's Italian. She's in her mid-30s. She lives in the West Loop. She's married to a lawyer. She has no food allergies. She has a throaty, confiding voice. Her...
The first thing that catches your eye when entering The Boarding House is the chandelier. Except it's not really a chandelier, but an art installation consisting of 9,000-plus (official count: 9,063) suspended wine glasses. "One glass for every wine I'...
Tags: Ria, Sausages, Phil Vettel, Appetizers, WTTW
At last, after great deliberation and much wringing of hands, David Manilow made a decision. White smoke rose from a pipe outside the window of his Lincoln Park office. He adjusted the zipper on his navy blue garment, splayed his hands on a conference...
Chuck's Southern Comforts Café should be open in two months near 80th Street and Cass Avenue in Darien, as plans also continue on a new bank and a big box expansion. The restaurant will have the same menu — Creole, Mexican, southern and slow-...
Popular WTTW-Ch. 11 restaurant show "Check, Please!" is among the most successful locally produced series in Chicago television and an oasis of public television reasonableness in an otherwise frenetic restaurant scene. The series begins its 12th season...
RedEyeIt's 10 a.m. Do you know where your sommelier is? If she's anything like Alpana Singh, she's already cracked her first bottle—for work, of course. This summer, Singh has been busy tasting more than 1,000 wines to narrow her selection for the 300...
The first annual 'Check, Please!' Food Truck Fest will take place at WTTW Studios (5400 N. St. Louis Ave.) from 5-8 p.m. Sept. 21. Tickets are $25 each and include two drinks and a selection of food truck fare. Participating food trucks include Duck N'...
Tags: WTTW, Festive Events, Arts and Culture
Tribune criticCondolences to the friends and family of chef Michael Altenberg, chef/owner of Bistro Campagne (4518 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-271-6100), who passed away suddenly in the early hours of Saturday morning. Altenberg, 48, was a first-rate chef; his resume reads...
Tribune reporterAlpana Singh, the bottomless source of effervescence on "Check, Please," left her day job as wine director at Lettuce Entertain You several weeks ago, and for the first time in her adult life found herself with time to burn. So customers of Pastoral...
Tags: Lettuce, Kevin Pang, Everest, WTTW
Special to the TribuneSusan Robbins and her husband were renting an apartment in Andersonville when they decided to take the plunge into homeownership. They found the home of their dreams in North Park -- a brick bungalow that needed repair with a yard that needed work....
TribLocal - Bolingbrook » NewsA restaurant that specializes in Mexican and Latin American cuisine is expected to open in May at The Promenade. Mago Grill, which has a location …...
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