Dining Archive

  • The CEO of Harry Caray’s Restaurant Group could be called Chicago’s Man About Town Grant DePorter grew up living at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. His father, Donald DePorter, ran the...

    Grant DePorter

    The CEO of Harry Caray’s Restaurant Group could be called Chicago’s Man About Town Grant DePorter grew up living at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. His father, Donald DePorter, ran the...

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  • 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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  • From crafting salty to frothy cocktails, Chicago mixologists get creative with their shakers. With the brutal winter we just had, a comfort-food-like cocktail sounds like a good idea. While we’d...

    Savor the Flavor

    From crafting salty to frothy cocktails, Chicago mixologists get creative with their shakers. With the brutal winter we just had, a comfort-food-like cocktail sounds like a good idea. While we’d...

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  • Diet fads and foods may come and go but steak is forever, as local restaurateurs, meat purveyors, dieticians and psychologists help Chicagoans eat more mindfully. With two-thirds of Americans overweight,...

    Let Them Eat Steak

    Diet fads and foods may come and go but steak is forever, as local restaurateurs, meat purveyors, dieticians and psychologists help Chicagoans eat more mindfully. With two-thirds of Americans overweight,...

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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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