Restaurants

June 17 2014 - 5:02 PM

Tava Indian Cuisine

S B

  I decided to take a mini-trek to the small suburb of Morton Grove to enjoy some authentic Indian food, and I’m glad I did. Tava Restaurant and Bar is…

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May 23 2014 - 3:55 PM

iNG Closed

Josh Brusin

iNG, the flavor-bending restaurant from Chef Homaro Cantu will be closing tomorrow after service according to Derrek Hull. With upcoming projects on top of Moto, his flagship restaurant, Cantu needed…

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March 26 2014 - 9:00 AM

Bites – Asian Tapas

Amanda Topper

Asian-style tapas restaurant, Bites, opened late last year in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood under the radar. I was lucky enough to check it out last week. The cozy spot features a…

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December 19 2013 - 9:00 AM

Doughnut Vault Pumpkin Treat

M. Sheppard

A few weeks ago I was crossing Wacker Drive on a Thursday morning in sub-thirty-degree weather, slicing through the frigid wind lashing my face, when my passing thoughts of packing…

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December 06 2013 - 9:00 AM

Eataly Chicago Preview

Amanda Topper

This past Monday I had the chance to check out the largest artisanal Italian food and wine marketplace in the world, Eataly! The mega food emporium already has 11 locations in…

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November 07 2013 - 9:00 AM

New Food in Two ‘Hoods

Marly Schuman

Doughnuts are so last year. Doughnut gelato sandwiches are so last month. Right now? It’s all about healthy, fast food that is, above all, affordable and accessible. Take a look…

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September 18 2013 - 9:00 AM

5 Best New Bites & Sips

Marly Schuman

Negroni slushies, crab brain fried rice, and enough doughnut ice cream sandwiches to fill Lake Michigan…these are just a few of the (much buzzed about) items from the hottest Chicago…

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September 10 2013 - 9:00 AM

Pop-Up Eats in Evanston

Amanda Topper

Under The Table, a new pop up restaurant located in Evanston, is serving up more than five course brunches and dinners; they’re serving up an experience.  The intimate 18-seat dining…

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July 19 2013 - 4:56 PM

Breakfast for Dinner Recap

M. Sheppard

I saw Nothing Can Hurt Me, a great documentary about the star-crossed ’70’s band, Big Star.  One of the movie’s many voices, in describing the band’s beautiful, timeless music, reiterated an interesting…

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June 28 2013 - 2:11 PM

Eat This: BFD Burger

Amanda Topper

By now, you’ve probably heard of the latest baked good craze, the “cronut”. If not, the cronut is exactly what it sounds like, a cross between a croissant and donut….

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April 24 2013 - 1:00 PM

Dining Out For Life

Amanda Topper

On Thursday, April 25th,  join others across America dining out for a great cause. How do you get involved? Simply dine out! Dining Out For Life is produced in 60 cities across…

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February 20 2013 - 11:00 AM

Little Goat Diner

Amanda Topper

As you’ve probably heard, Stephanie Izard of Top Chef fame opened another restaurant in the West Loop in October. Little Goat is located directly across the street from its (older)…

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February 08 2013 - 12:00 PM

Changing Flavors at City Winery

Amanda Topper

I recently had the chance to sit down for a chat with City Winery Chicago‘s Executive Chef, Andres Barrera. If you’re not familiar with City Winery, it’s the gigantic winery/restaurant/music…

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November 12 2012 - 1:00 PM

Culinary Speakeasy

Jenna Temkin

The underground dinner scene in Chicago is not new.  Nowadays, most of us foodies – and non-foodies – can find an off-the-radar dinner happening in many neighborhoods throughout the city. …

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August 30 2012 - 1:00 PM

Custom House

Stacy Kenny

I’m always confused as to why Chicago’s theater district has a booming theater scene and a not so booming food scene to go with it. It has never been harder…

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August 14 2012 - 12:15 PM

Blind Faith Café

Stacy Kenny

I think I’m the only person who hates going out for Sunday brunch.  The thought of getting up and first thing in the morning stuffing myself with a butter soaked…

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July 31 2012 - 12:00 PM

Ginza Restaurant – Terrific!

Josh Brusin

Everyone complains that there’s no good ethnic food downtown. RIght on Ohio, just off of Michigan, amidst Uno’s, new concept restaurants and chains-chains-chains there are a couple gems. Every now…

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June 14 2012 - 12:07 PM

The Purple Pig

Josh Brusin

Jimmy Bannos Jr. really shines in this crowded small plates and communal table hot spot located just off of Michigan Avenue. From what seems like everyone’s favorite milk-braised pork shoulder…

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April 13 2012 - 9:15 AM

4 Things to Eat at Balena

Marly Schuman

High ceilings, rustic wood and wine glasses constantly being filled are just a few things you’ll find at new BOKA restaurant Balena. You’ll also find some impeccable Italian small plates…

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October 18 2005 - 12:42 PM

Gulliver’s

Josh Brusin

The first restaurant I remember ever going to was Gulliver’s and while people are bound to disagree – I  find it to be the best pizza in Chicago. When I…

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April 12 2005 - 10:31 PM

Blue Elephant- CLOSED

Josh Brusin

Blue Elephant has been on the border between Roger’s Park and Edgewater for about a year (1235 W. Devon Ave). As of late Indie Cafe has been getting lots of…

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