December 9, 2013 |
Superspy Sterling Archer loves the booze, so it's little wonder that he's thrilled about his upgraded kitchen. In the latest promo for the upcoming fifth season of "Archer," he discovers the secret bar hidden in his oven. "This is the best kitchen ever," Archer says breathlessly. No doubt for him it is. Remember the Season 3 DVD extra "How to Archer" when he suggested that since he's "not a servant or a woman" he has no idea how to cook? What else is he going to do with that oven?
October 31, 2013 |
Lakeview's Real Kitchen created a culinary nightmare to-go for Halloween. In a tongue-in-cheek riff on the meticulously crafted menu at Grant Achatz's Alinea, Real Kitchen claims in a video posted Thursday to have its own enormously elaborate multiple course menu. "In the Chicago tradition this Halloween, we at Real Kitchen are dressing up as Alinea," the parody video's narration says. "We'll make sure your dinner will be like no other, with a weekly change up of 45-course meal packages.
October 29, 2013 |
From the North Side to the South Side, remnants of haunted Chicago scatter across the city. Everything from serial killers to devastating fires have left their indelible mark and continue to haunt some of the Chicago's most frequented locations. But what if your ghost story took place right in your own living room? As these three Chicagoans told us, everyday life gets quite spooky when you're living with a ghost. Not so alone When Grace Faoro moved into her Lakeview apartment in the spring of 2008, she found the quaint...
May 30, 2013 |
From this summer's vegan menu at Grant Achatz's restaurant Next to the buzz about plant-based diets, veganism is definitely having a moment. “A few years ago, people said, 'Oh, vegan? What does that mean?” said Don Clements, who opened all-vegan BYOB cafe Kitchen 17 (613 W. Briar Place 773-661-1757) in East Lakeview in early May. While vegetarians eat meat-free, vegans also forgo animal products including dairy, eggs and honey. Clements went vegan for a combination of health, animal rights and environmental reasons.
May 24, 2013 |
Enoch Simpson may have created a monster. Since the days when his homemade doughnuts became a surprise brunch sensation at Nightwood, gourmet twists on the classic breakfast pastry have swept the city, threatening to make the trend go stale. With the upcoming debut of his first bakery and restaurant, Endgrain in Roscoe Village, Chicago's original mad scientist of high-blood-sugar breakfasts is finally ready to rejoin the game he's been at since the beginning. At Endgrain, Simpson will unveil his latest creations alongside the originals that...
April 25, 2013 |
Takito Kitchen 2013 W. Division St. 773-687-9620 Rating: !!!! (out of four) Already hot Since opening about a month ago in the former Sabor Saveur space in Ukrainian Village, Takito Kitchen has tried to shine in an already taco-saturated neighborhood. Setting the casual-but-stylish restaurant apart is chef David Dworshak, formerly of Carnivale, and an intriguing cocktail list of tequila- and rum-based concoctions that are as colorful as the spray-painted mural on the rear wall.