| Jun 21, 2012
Rob Fralick and Marc DeTour, who first met in pre-school 38 years ago, grew up listening to the classic rock music of their parents' generation. Fans of 1960s' greats such as Jimi Hendrix and the Grateful Dead, the business partners decided to add music...
| Jun 15, 2012
841 W. Randolph St. 312-888-2258
Rating: !!!½ (out of four) Heating up
Chef Graham Elliot's been known to ruffle feathers. Over the years, he's pissed off Yelp reviewers, argued with critics and can be brutally honest as a judge on "MasterChef."...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 4:28 PM
2039 W. North Ave. 773-661-1540
Chefs (and brothers) Mike and Patrick Sheerin left their posts at acclaimed restaurants -- Blackbird and The Signature Room, respectively—to jam out together cooking seasonal, globally influenced...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 4:09 PM
621 W. Randolph St. 312-382-8880
Rating: 3 (out of four) Off to a good start
The backstory: Sometimes, a restaurant can get by on its location and not a whole lot more. Despite its circa-2005 martini list and just-OK sushi, Meiji,...
| Aug 30, 2011
| 4:22 PM
Tribune food writer Kevin Pang has the scoop on a new project from Franks ‘N' Dawgs: Our friends at Franks ‘N' Dawgs have informed us of a rather exciting development: The Lincoln Park spot will be the first hot-dog stand in Chicago to start a...
| Apr 20, 2011
| 4:22 PM
Cool story about local chefs gathering at a Bucktown restaurant to help raise money for victims of the Japanese earthquake. Here's the Tribune story: Just once, too many cooks in the kitchen was a good idea. By one count Monday night, a dozen chefs...
| Jan 8, 2010
For 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...
| Dec 3, 2010
When top Chicago chefs visited a Northwest Side lunchroom this fall and found bags of Tostitos with ground meat as the main course, their first instinct was to roll up their sleeves and start cooking.
Within a month, the group of chefs — who call...
| Mar 22, 2011
| 1:15 PM
Mindy Segal and Bruce Sherman are hoping five’s a charm.
Rich Melman is hoping it’s seven.
All three have been nominated — again — for James Beard Foundation Awards, which annually recognize the best chefs, restaurants and...
| Apr 6, 2011
| 1:11 PM
Another day, another award for Stephanie Izard. At least she has company this time.
Izard, named Tuesday to Food & Wine’s annual Best New Chefs list, is among the 18 Chicago chefs, restaurateurs and beverage professionals dubbed “Rising...
| Apr 15, 2011
| 12:56 PM
While making your weekend plans, don't forget to include Monday night.
Japanese-born Takashi Yagihashi is hosting a special dinner Monday at Takashi restaurant (1952 N. Damen Ave.) to benefit the victims of Japan's earthquake and subsequent tsunami....