January 24, 2012 |
Reservations are filling up fast for Feb. 14 (Warning: It's a Tuesday) and the weekend before, so now's the time to snag a table at one of these red-hot restaurants, many of which are celebrating their very first Valentine's Day. It would be heartbreaking to end up at the sushi bar at Walgreens. FOR RUSTIC ROMANCE Osteria de Pizza Metro 2863 N. Clark St. 773-472-6411 If your idea of romance includes candlelit tables, walls lined with Italian memorabilia and your own bottle of vino, then you and this Lincoln Park BYOB spot are a match made in heaven.
January 4, 2012 |
And then there were three: With Heather Terhune of Sable sent home in the most recent episode, the last Chicago cheftestants standing in a cast of nine include Chris Jones of Moto, Sarah Grueneberg of Spiaggia and Beverly Kim of Aria. In episode 9, we not only got to watch them tackle a seriously grueling all-night challenge in the Texas heat, but we also learned a few things about the rest of the cast -- highlights of which include that Chris Crary likes to paint nude art, Grayson can sing a mean campfire song about a frog, and in the absence of mean queen Heather, Ed has...
July 17, 2012 |
All around Chicago, restaurants and bars are in a constant cycle of opening and closing. As the lights go out at a kitchen in Andersonville, a new tavern is putting up signs in the South Loop, and it's all just part of the circle of nightlife. But if you look closely, you'll see a handful of in-the-works hangouts making a few already hot downtown blocks even hotter. Read on for four good guesses as to where the city's foodies and scenesters will be flocking in upcoming months. CLARK BETWEEN ILLINOIS & HUBBARD This block of River North has been celeb chef Rick Bayless'...