Dining Archive

  • 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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  • Giuseppe Lavazza, vice chairman of Lavazza, teamed up with Chef Ferran Adria of el Bulli to celebrate 10 Years of Coffee at Il Gran Bar Lavazza inside Eataly Chicago. Mr. Lavazza’s...

    A Taste of Eataly

    Giuseppe Lavazza, vice chairman of Lavazza, teamed up with Chef Ferran Adria of el Bulli to celebrate 10 Years of Coffee at Il Gran Bar Lavazza inside Eataly Chicago. Mr. Lavazza’s...

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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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  • Authors’ new book promotes the pleasures of food, wine and living in southern France. Right about now, who wouldn’t love to trade our polar vortex for Provence? Even if you...

    Take a Trip to Provence

    Authors’ new book promotes the pleasures of food, wine and living in southern France. Right about now, who wouldn’t love to trade our polar vortex for Provence? Even if you...

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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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  • We Chicagoans – especially those of us who love overseas travel, or long to experience it – are a lucky bunch. Not only are we a short ride away from...

    Traveling to Italy via Division Street

    We Chicagoans – especially those of us who love overseas travel, or long to experience it – are a lucky bunch. Not only are we a short ride away from...

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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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