It wasn't exactly an Oprah-on-James Frey-intensity interview, but the 15 minutes I spent with Michelin Guide Director Jean-Luc Naret still didn't have him apologizing for any of the perceived inconsistencies from this year's first-ever Chicago edition, but rather, defending his group of inspectors a
One of the signs of a strong local food (and spirits) community is the frequency local artisans are featured on menus.In Chicago, Death’s Door (Door Co.), Koval (Chicago) and North Shore (Lake Bluff) have established themselves as the premier, small-batch distilleries in th
Chicago isn't exactly New York City or San Francisco when it comes to amazing sushi joints. I was just walking through San Francisco's Japantown earlier this week, and couldn't get over the number of Japanese restaurants patronized by ex-pats. But we do have a few gems.
I was walking along the Embarcadero in San Francisco earlier this week, and spotted a familiar sign on the side of one of the enormous piers that juts into the harbor.It said simply “New American Chocolate” and next to it, "TCHO."
If you're at all a fan of Tampopo - and I mean the seminal cult film about the quest to create the perfect ramen shop - then you're going to really appreciate the tiny restaurant of the same name on the city's far Northwest Side.
Some Chicago chefs and restaurateurs have been making steady progress in the effort to run more sustainable businesses.The term “urban gardening” has been creeping into the lexicon, as chefs like Rick Bayless go so far as to grow their own produce or herbs, either in