Churrasco with chimichurri and parmesan friesWith a couple of new steakhouses hitting River North this season - Benny's is already open, Mastro's will be opening in July - I thought we'd go back in time a bit, to when there were only a dozen or so meat joints downtown.
In honor of Mexican President Felipe Calderón’s visit to the U.S., and the fact Rick Bayless cooked him dinner last night at the White House, I'm replaying part of a series I did for "848" on WBEZ, entitled "Bite By Bite." Each month, I would explore a given coun
Pajama Party Brunch at Simon in Vegas (photo by Steve Dolinsky) Aspen has the Food & Wine Classic, South Beach just had its own Wine & Food event, and we all know Chicago Gourmet’s weekend is slated for mid-September.
I've been a recreational cocktail enthusiast for the past year or so, and I continue to be drawn to these new compendiums about our cocktail culture. Whereas Dale DeGroff is considered one of the Masters, Tony Abou-Ganim is certainly on par with the best of the best in the U.S. these days.