HOW DO YOU TAKE THE BRISTOL IN A NEW DIRECTION?

HOW DO YOU TAKE THE BRISTOL IN A NEW DIRECTION?

Since opening in 2008, Bucktown’s The Bristol has been one of Chicago’s best-loved, most influential restaurants. Sean Pharr talks about remaking it for 2016


People - March 18, 2016 - 8:24 am - Michael Gebert


IT’S A GOOD JAMES BEARD YEAR FOR RESTAURANTS, ANYWAY

IT’S A GOOD JAMES BEARD YEAR FOR RESTAURANTS, ANYWAY

Chicago restaurants have never had more of a presence at the Beards—and Chicago food media has never had less


Scene - March 16, 2016 - 9:34 am - Michael Gebert


THIRTEEN HUNDRED POUNDS OF CHICAGO SAUSAGE PARTY

THIRTEEN HUNDRED POUNDS OF CHICAGO SAUSAGE PARTY

On the northwest side, a Chicago family’s old sausage recipe has become an annual tradition for people from all walks of life


Neighborhoods - March 15, 2016 - 9:21 am - Michael Gebert


CONNECTING WITH THE ANCIENTS (GRAINS, THAT IS) AT HEWN

CONNECTING WITH THE ANCIENTS (GRAINS, THAT IS) AT HEWN

For baker Ellen King, being able to work with heritage midwest grains meant getting to know your farmer, your miller, and wheat itself


Growing - March 10, 2016 - 8:48 am - Michael Gebert


FAT RICE: SEARCHING FOR THE AUTHENTIC MACANESE CUISINE

FAT RICE: SEARCHING FOR THE AUTHENTIC MACANESE CUISINE

Looking for new inspirations, the owners of Fat Rice tell the story of their search for the roots of the unique Portuguese-Asian fusion food of Macau


People - March 7, 2016 - 11:33 am - Abraham Conlon & Adrienne Lo


INTRO IS NOW ABOUT THE NEIGHBORHOOD. INTRO IS NOW ABOUT VEGETABLES.

INTRO IS NOW ABOUT THE NEIGHBORHOOD. INTRO IS NOW ABOUT VEGETABLES.

We talk to Executive Chef Stephen Gillanders about Intro’s evolution—and to new visiting chef Jessica Largey about her vegetable-driven (but not vegetarian) menu


People - March 3, 2016 - 6:46 am - Michael Gebert


IS YOUR DOG GETTING ENOUGH THREE STAR MICHELIN FOOD?

IS YOUR DOG GETTING ENOUGH THREE STAR MICHELIN FOOD?

John Nelson-Alden gave up fine dining to make real food for dogs. Plus: wine pairings for dogs from Formento’s sommelier Steve Morgan


People - March 1, 2016 - 8:33 am - Bull Garlington


I WORKED A POP UP—AND LIVED TO TELL THE TALE!

I WORKED A POP UP—AND LIVED TO TELL THE TALE!

Ex-Schwa chef Brian Fisher wanted to show what he can do. Our author was pressed into service to help make it happen


Scene - February 26, 2016 - 9:07 am - Ben Feldheim


FRESHLY MADE FOOD COMES TO ENGLEWOOD AT THE DREAM CAFE & GRILLE

FRESHLY MADE FOOD COMES TO ENGLEWOOD AT THE DREAM CAFE & GRILLE

Howard Bailey thinks Englewood could be the next Wicker Park—and he’s trying to get there one homemade meal at a time


Neighborhoods - February 23, 2016 - 9:21 am - Michael Gebert


FIRST LOOK AT SNAGGLETOOTH, CHICAGO’S ARTISAN FISH DELI, OPENING SATURDAY

FIRST LOOK AT SNAGGLETOOTH, CHICAGO’S ARTISAN FISH DELI, OPENING SATURDAY

Chefs Bill Montagne and Jennifer Kim get back in touch with fish—and customers—at their casual new Lakeview shop


People - February 18, 2016 - 9:19 am - Amber Gibson