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CAFÉ MARIE JEANNE IS THE GRAND-MÈRE CHICAGO NEEDS RIGHT NOW

CAFÉ MARIE JEANNE IS THE GRAND-MÈRE CHICAGO NEEDS RIGHT NOW

Michael Simmons’ sort-of-Parisian-Montreal cafe in Humboldt Park has the warmth and comfort food you’re looking for this winter


People - February 5, 2016 - 9:32 am - Michael Gebert


TOM VAN LENTE TAKES THE STAGE AT WHITE OAK TAVERN & INN

TOM VAN LENTE TAKES THE STAGE AT WHITE OAK TAVERN & INN

Tom Van Lente left Big Star to help turn Lincoln Park’s White Oak Tavern & Inn around—but it’s preparation for a bigger production number down the road


People - January 19, 2016 - 7:24 am - Michael Gebert


MAKING PASTA TO ORDER WITH SARAH GRUENEBERG AT MONTEVERDE

MAKING PASTA TO ORDER WITH SARAH GRUENEBERG AT MONTEVERDE

At Monteverde. some of the pasta is made to order in front of you. We talk about that—with both of the Spiaggia alums behind the restaurant


People - January 11, 2016 - 8:32 am - Michael Gebert


TOUGH ROAD FOR A SAUSAGE GUY ON ROOSEVELT

TOUGH ROAD FOR A SAUSAGE GUY ON ROOSEVELT

Brendan O’Connor’s sausage stand won acclaim. Then life threw him a curveball bigger than a Big Guys sausage


People - January 7, 2016 - 10:37 am - Michael Gebert


MAYBE THE BEST NEW FRENCH RESTAURANT IN CHICAGO ISN’T WHAT WE THINK

MAYBE THE BEST NEW FRENCH RESTAURANT IN CHICAGO ISN’T WHAT WE THINK

It’s not on year-end ten-best lists—unlike a certain French restaurant in the city—but Winnetka’s little-known George Trois is aiming for the stars


People - December 18, 2015 - 9:56 am - Amber Gibson


TALKING WITH THE LATE SOUTH SIDE PITMASTER JAMES LEMONS OF LEM’S

TALKING WITH THE LATE SOUTH SIDE PITMASTER JAMES LEMONS OF LEM’S

Owner of Lem’s Bar-B-Q on 75th street, the city’s oldest barbecue stand, died this week at 87


People - December 16, 2015 - 8:47 am - Michael Gebert


NICK SPENCER’S DEAD BRILLIANT AMERICAN RESTAURANT, VIVIAL

NICK SPENCER’S DEAD BRILLIANT AMERICAN RESTAURANT, VIVIAL

Vivial aims to bring an Aviary veteran’s sophisticated food and cocktails to the Southport corridor


People - December 15, 2015 - 8:57 am - Michael Gebert


TOURING CHICAGO BBQ WITH TEXAS MONTHLY’S BARBECUE EDITOR

TOURING CHICAGO BBQ WITH TEXAS MONTHLY’S BARBECUE EDITOR

Daniel Vaughn, America’s only “barbecue editor,” checked out Chicago’s ‘cue—and Fooditor went along for the ride


People - December 11, 2015 - 9:14 am - Michael Gebert


SKIP THE GOLD LEAF—LEIGH OMILINSKY’S MOVE TO ITALIAN PASTRY AT NICO OSTERIA

SKIP THE GOLD LEAF—LEIGH OMILINSKY’S MOVE TO ITALIAN PASTRY AT NICO OSTERIA

When an acclaimed Chicago pastry chef switches from French to Italian sweets, it’s a new world


People - December 9, 2015 - 7:10 pm - Amber Gibson


MY DINNER AT CLAUDIA<br>—WITH CLAUDIA

MY DINNER AT CLAUDIA
—WITH CLAUDIA

Meet one of Chicago’s rising underground dining experiences—and its mom


People - December 2, 2015 - 8:41 am - Michael Gebert