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  • “Bring more than just food to the table.” Rick Bayless. The man needs no introduction. With just those two words, you’re probably thinking about the beloved tortas at XOCO (Mexican...

    Rick Bayless

    “Bring more than just food to the table.” Rick Bayless. The man needs no introduction. With just those two words, you’re probably thinking about the beloved tortas at XOCO (Mexican...

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  • Raising the bar on Mexican Cuisine. Foodies held their collective breath when David Dworshak, former executive chef of Carnivale, announced his departure from the lively West Loop eatery to focus...

    Takito Kitchen

    Raising the bar on Mexican Cuisine. Foodies held their collective breath when David Dworshak, former executive chef of Carnivale, announced his departure from the lively West Loop eatery to focus...

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  • “You have to start with great food.” Mark Levy is a restaurant guru, food pioneer, CEO of Mastro’s Steakhouse and my dad —  the world’s best dad. His career began...

    Mark Levy

    “You have to start with great food.” Mark Levy is a restaurant guru, food pioneer, CEO of Mastro’s Steakhouse and my dad —  the world’s best dad. His career began...

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  • 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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  • Whenever I cook at home, I always find myself drawn to Italian recipes. With their comforting flavors and often simple, yet quality ingredients, I usually have a hard time justifying...

    Fabio’s Chicken Marsala

    Whenever I cook at home, I always find myself drawn to Italian recipes. With their comforting flavors and often simple, yet quality ingredients, I usually have a hard time justifying...

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  • When it comes to pizza, I don’t discriminate. From easy takeout with a hot and fresh crust from Homemade Pizza, or crispy, thin varieties from places like Piccolo Sogno and...

    Tesori Pizza

    When it comes to pizza, I don’t discriminate. From easy takeout with a hot and fresh crust from Homemade Pizza, or crispy, thin varieties from places like Piccolo Sogno and...

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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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  •   For some reason, I have a list of certain restaurants I only go to with specific friends. For example, I’ve never been to Cho Sun Ok without my friend,...

    Cho Sun Ok

      For some reason, I have a list of certain restaurants I only go to with specific friends. For example, I’ve never been to Cho Sun Ok without my friend,...

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  • I have been a big fan of Arami since its opening in the summer of 2010. I stuck with them when their chef, B.K. Park, left this past summer, and...

    Arami To Go

    I have been a big fan of Arami since its opening in the summer of 2010. I stuck with them when their chef, B.K. Park, left this past summer, and...

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