Dining Profiles Archive

  • Four-grain whiskey, millet bourbon, rose hip liqueur, apple brandy. Chicago is on the threshold of a craft spirit revolution, with several craft distilleries popping up in the past few years....

    Trending: Local Craft Spirits

    Four-grain whiskey, millet bourbon, rose hip liqueur, apple brandy. Chicago is on the threshold of a craft spirit revolution, with several craft distilleries popping up in the past few years....

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  • With over 90 years of candy-making experience, business is still booming for Morkes Chocolates. The third-generation, family-owned business has specialized in handmade confections since 1920, making everything from scratch with...

    Morkes Chocolates

    With over 90 years of candy-making experience, business is still booming for Morkes Chocolates. The third-generation, family-owned business has specialized in handmade confections since 1920, making everything from scratch with...

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  • Two brothers and a high school buddy disrupt the system that leaves out the little guys. A long-lasting friendship that started at New Trier Township High School in Northfield about...

    Winestyr.com

    Two brothers and a high school buddy disrupt the system that leaves out the little guys. A long-lasting friendship that started at New Trier Township High School in Northfield about...

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  • The Hearty Boys and Gale Gand collide to make the world a tastier place. A few blocks away from Wrigley Field, you’ll find chef Dan Smith and mixologist Steve McDonagh...

    SpritzBurger

    The Hearty Boys and Gale Gand collide to make the world a tastier place. A few blocks away from Wrigley Field, you’ll find chef Dan Smith and mixologist Steve McDonagh...

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  • It was a brutally cold day when Chef Jacquy Pfeiffer and I made Bostock Brioche (aka twice-baked brioche) together. The French Pastry School was closed due to subzero temps and,...

    Baking with Chef Pfeiffer

    It was a brutally cold day when Chef Jacquy Pfeiffer and I made Bostock Brioche (aka twice-baked brioche) together. The French Pastry School was closed due to subzero temps and,...

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  • With food – and drink, for that matter – the term ‘artisan’ is often in the eye of the beholder. Unlike ‘organic’ – for which the U.S. Department of Agriculture...

    A…is for Artisan

    With food – and drink, for that matter – the term ‘artisan’ is often in the eye of the beholder. Unlike ‘organic’ – for which the U.S. Department of Agriculture...

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  • Some people instantly panic at the thought of hosting a dinner or large cocktail party. If that’s you, thankfully salvation appears at your doorstep in a white chef’s uniform. The...

    On Trend: Personal Chefs

    Some people instantly panic at the thought of hosting a dinner or large cocktail party. If that’s you, thankfully salvation appears at your doorstep in a white chef’s uniform. The...

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  • HOW TO CATER ANY EVENT French writer Michel de Montaigne once said, “The art of dining well is no slight art.” He spoke those words over 400 years ago, yet...

    Food, Wine & Thou

    HOW TO CATER ANY EVENT French writer Michel de Montaigne once said, “The art of dining well is no slight art.” He spoke those words over 400 years ago, yet...

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  • “Warmth, comfort and a package of love.” Angela Lee, director of The Happy Point Restaurant Group, owns three West Loop dining destinations: Grange Hall Burger Bar, Sushi Dokku and De...

    Baking Pecan Pie with Angela Lee

    “Warmth, comfort and a package of love.” Angela Lee, director of The Happy Point Restaurant Group, owns three West Loop dining destinations: Grange Hall Burger Bar, Sushi Dokku and De...

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  • When Priscila Satkoff and her husband, Vince, opened Salpicón almost 19 years ago at 1252 North Wells Street, she thought she was just going to cook in a professional kitchen....

    A Day with Priscila Satkoff

    When Priscila Satkoff and her husband, Vince, opened Salpicón almost 19 years ago at 1252 North Wells Street, she thought she was just going to cook in a professional kitchen....

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