Dining Profiles Archive

  • The owner/sommelier of The Boarding House takes us through a typically hectic day. 8AM Depending on how late I was at the restaurant the night before, I wake up sometime...

    A Day with Alpana Singh

    The owner/sommelier of The Boarding House takes us through a typically hectic day. 8AM Depending on how late I was at the restaurant the night before, I wake up sometime...

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  • “Success is in the details.” When I walked into Naha, Chef Carrie Nahabedian was sitting a few feet away, but I didn’t recognize her because she recently shed 160 pounds....

    Naha’s Carrie Nahabedian

    “Success is in the details.” When I walked into Naha, Chef Carrie Nahabedian was sitting a few feet away, but I didn’t recognize her because she recently shed 160 pounds....

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  • Ask Siena Tavern Owner Fabio Viviani how one of his mother’s favorite recipes got its rather unique moniker, Pissed Off Eggs, and he’ll tell you: “My grandma loved the dish...

    Fabio Viviani’s Cookbook

    Ask Siena Tavern Owner Fabio Viviani how one of his mother’s favorite recipes got its rather unique moniker, Pissed Off Eggs, and he’ll tell you: “My grandma loved the dish...

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  • “Where wine is cheaper than water.” Neapolitan thin-crust pizza. Small plates menu. True Italian vibe. No wonder Chicagoans have fallen in love with this Italian restaurant and wine bar. Quartino...

    Quartino’s John Coletta

    “Where wine is cheaper than water.” Neapolitan thin-crust pizza. Small plates menu. True Italian vibe. No wonder Chicagoans have fallen in love with this Italian restaurant and wine bar. Quartino...

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  • April showers bring…creativity to the kitchen on days you’d rather stay in? Fortunately, Shelley Young, founder/CEO, The Chopping Block, can help you cook delicious dishes using whatever’s usually in the...

    Rainy Day Recipes

    April showers bring…creativity to the kitchen on days you’d rather stay in? Fortunately, Shelley Young, founder/CEO, The Chopping Block, can help you cook delicious dishes using whatever’s usually in the...

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  • COMING TO THE SHOPS AT NORTH BRIDGE… A ‘marketplace’ of gourmet Italian foods and beverages, Eataly was founded by Oscar Farinetti in Turin, Italy, in 2007. The concept caught on...

    Italy is Eataly

    COMING TO THE SHOPS AT NORTH BRIDGE… A ‘marketplace’ of gourmet Italian foods and beverages, Eataly was founded by Oscar Farinetti in Turin, Italy, in 2007. The concept caught on...

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  • We love getting to know Chicago foodies. And in this TCWmag.com exclusive, The Squared Circle’s Lisa Marie Varon and Coco Pazzo/Coco Pazzo Cafe/Tre Soldie’s Jack Weiss tell us about their...

    A Toast to Foodie Favorites

    We love getting to know Chicago foodies. And in this TCWmag.com exclusive, The Squared Circle’s Lisa Marie Varon and Coco Pazzo/Coco Pazzo Cafe/Tre Soldie’s Jack Weiss tell us about their...

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  • The Eli’s Cheesecake legacy thrives. Marc Schulman is the ultimate Chicago food industry veteran. He’s perhaps the largest cream cheese buyer this side of the Mississippi (a must if you’re...

    Marc Schulman

    The Eli’s Cheesecake legacy thrives. Marc Schulman is the ultimate Chicago food industry veteran. He’s perhaps the largest cream cheese buyer this side of the Mississippi (a must if you’re...

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  • An incredible pair. Michael Kornick began working as a chef in 1985. Nearly three decades later, he’s one of Chicago’s longest-running restaurateurs along with his business partner, David Morton. The...

    Ada Street’s Michael Kornick & Zoe Schor

    An incredible pair. Michael Kornick began working as a chef in 1985. Nearly three decades later, he’s one of Chicago’s longest-running restaurateurs along with his business partner, David Morton. The...

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  • Southern Comfort – In the heart of Chicago. “Who’s next?” A server at MacArthur’s Restaurant keeps guests moving swiftly as a new wave of patrons pile into the lobby, waiting patiently in...

    MacArthur’s

    Southern Comfort – In the heart of Chicago. “Who’s next?” A server at MacArthur’s Restaurant keeps guests moving swiftly as a new wave of patrons pile into the lobby, waiting patiently in...

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