WBEZ | Chicago Restaurants http://www.wbez.org/tags/chicago-restaurants Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Chicago chefs boast Michelin ratings http://www.wbez.org/blogs/bez/2012-11/chicago-chefs-boast-michelin-ratings-103824 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/grahamelliot.jpg" alt="" /><p><script src="http://storify.com/WBEZ/chicago-chefs-boast-michelin-ratings.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="http://storify.com/WBEZ/chicago-chefs-boast-michelin-ratings" target="_blank">View the story "Chicago chefs boast Michelin ratings" on Storify</a>]</noscript></p> Tue, 13 Nov 2012 15:39:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/bez/2012-11/chicago-chefs-boast-michelin-ratings-103824 An interview with Hot Doug's Doug Sohn about things other than sausages (and also sausages) http://www.wbez.org/blog/mark-bazer/2012-02-28/interview-hot-dougs-doug-sohn-about-things-other-sausages-and-also-sausag <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/photo/2012-February/2012-02-28/hot doug&#039;s_flickr_paul goyette.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Doug Sohn owns the best <a href="http://hotdougs.com/">hot dog place in the world</a>. I don't think there's much dispute about that. He's also one of the best interviewees there is. Back for this third time on <em>The Interview Show</em>, Doug shares what worries him, where he goes when Hot Doug's is closed and his thoughts on politicians visiting his restaurant.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p style="text-align: center;"><iframe allowfullscreen="" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/SwQ1vLWqRUQ" width="560" frameborder="0" height="315"></iframe></p></p> Tue, 28 Feb 2012 14:46:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/blog/mark-bazer/2012-02-28/interview-hot-dougs-doug-sohn-about-things-other-sausages-and-also-sausag Why Chicago's West Loop neighborhood is a hot spot for diners http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-02-06/why-chicagos-west-loop-neighborhood-hot-spot-diners-96134 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2012-February/2012-02-06/marche_west loop.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>For more than a decade, Chicago's West Loop area, the neighborhood just west of the Kennedy Expressway, has been a destination for cutting edge eateries and chefs trying new concepts.</p><p>In late February, chef Jared Van Camp opens his latest venture Nellcôte. The restaurant was inspired by Villa Nellcôte where the Rolling Stones recorded their album <em>Exile on Main Street</em>. Van Camp told Tony Sarabia about what diners can expect from the new venture.</p><p>Restaurateur Kevin Boehm also joined the conversation to explain what challenges exist in opening new restaurants. Boehm is co-founder of the <a href="http://bokagrp.com/" target="_blank">Boka Restaurant Group</a>, which runs many restaurants in the city, including Girl and the Goat in the West Loop.</p><p>In her work, freelance food writer Carly Fisher follows the trends happening on Chicago's dining scene and she explained why diners-and chefs-keep making their way to the West Loop.</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Mon, 06 Feb 2012 16:10:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-02-06/why-chicagos-west-loop-neighborhood-hot-spot-diners-96134 Chicago restaurants get stars-and snubs-from the Michelin Guide http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-11-16/chicago-restaurants-get-stars-and-snubs-michelin-guide-94098 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-November/2011-11-16/J. Annie Wang.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Chicago has got some big culinary chops. The city’s a foodie destination and makes practically every list involving best new chef, restaurant, kitchen wizardry, and other accolades. On Tuesday, some local joints received a coveted star from the <a href="http://www.michelintravel.com/" target="_blank">Michelin Guide</a>. There were some usual suspects on the list and a couple of snubs as well. <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blogs/louisa-chu" target="_blank">Louisa Chu </a>blogs about food and more for WBEZ and she joined <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> to talk about the list.</p><p><em>Music Button: Dead Cat Bounce, "Food Blogger", from the album Chance Episodes, (Cuneiform)</em></p></p> Wed, 16 Nov 2011 16:11:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-11-16/chicago-restaurants-get-stars-and-snubs-michelin-guide-94098