| May 24, 2012
| 3:39 PM
“Good. Happy. Excited.”
That’s what Zach Sherman said he was feeling after a graduation ceremony Thursday morning for students in Marshall Street School and the Job Development Program.
That appeared to be a sentiment shared by several...
| May 24, 2012
| 5:20 PM
Graham Motion can't help but hear snippets of news coming from Elmont, N.Y., where I'll Have Another is preparing for a shot at the first Triple Crown in 34 years.
"It's great for the sport," the Fair Hill-based trainer said. "But for us, it's tough,...
| Nov 8, 2012
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...
| Aug 31, 2012
Editor's Note: In the time since our review, Bonsoiree has closed.
2728 W. Armitage Ave. 773-486-7511
Rating: 2.5 stars (out of four) Take it or leave it
Beverly Kim was perhaps the most controversial contestant on "Top Chef: Texas"...
| Jan 20, 2012
| 5:18 AM
The AAA Five- and Four-Diamond Awards for restaurants and hotels were announced this morning, and Chicago wound up tied with New York with the most five-diamond restaurants in North America.
All of Chicago's Five-Diamond restaurants or hotels were repeat...
| Jan 20, 2012
| 2:20 PM
SAN DIEGO -- Three San Diego area hotels and one restaurant received the coveted AAA five-diamond rating, the Automobile Club of Southern California announced Friday.
The hotels are The Grand Del Mar, The Lodge at Torrey Pines and the Park Hyatt Aviara...
| Sep 27, 2012
Can a four-star meal begin with fried smelts and end with a Butterfinger bar? My last dinner at Sixteen says yes.
These are uncertain times for four-star dining in Chicago. Since last September, four previous top-rated restaurants have closed up shop...
| Feb 9, 2012
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...
| Nov 29, 2012
Rodrick Markus reached for the top shelf of a metal cabinet at the back of his office. "I know, I know, I know," he said to himself. His fingers worked across a row of jars and stopped at a tall glass cylinder. I had asked him about rare ingredients. Rare...
| 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 28, 2011
Tweets and Facebook posts from the Market at Hartford 21 can be torturous at lunchtime if you're hungry and far from downtown Hartford. There's White Bean and Arugula Pizza with a lemon cream sauce, Chorizo and Escarole Soup; Veal Bolognese with rigatoni....