Kate Stahl | August 29, 2011 8:30 amChicago never has a shortage of the new and notable when it comes to restaurants, but five new entries this Fall — Bavette's Bar & Boeuf, Tavernita, Nellcôte, Balena, and the new Pump Room — promise to shake up the city's restaurant scene with fantastic food and lots of style. Keep reading to find out more about the soon-to-open eateries I'm most excited about.
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Kate Stahl | July 20, 2011 7:30 amSave the date: my favorite barbecue spot, Lillie's Q (1856 W. North Ave., 773-772-5500), is amping up for a one-year anniversary celebration on Aug. 1 that's sure to be pork-tastic.Read More
Kate Stahl | March 3, 2011 8:00 amThirty top restaurants and 500 (!!) wines? Sounds like my kind of event. And on Friday, June 17, it will be happening at Wine Enthusiast's Toast of the Town, taking place at the Field Museum (1400 S.Read More
Kate Stahl | February 2, 2011 8:03 amIf the shelves at Trader Joe's are any indication, a lot of people are worried about what they're going to eat during what has to be the most-hyped snowstorm in Chicago history. If you didn't stock your fridge for some serious hibernation and are willing to brave the blizzard, some of Chicago's best restaurants are open and ready to serve you (some are even offering awesome discounts), while others have shut their doors. I've been on Twitter watch to bring you news from some of my personal favorite spots to eat, even when we have 24 inches of snow on the ground.Read More
Kate Stahl | January 31, 2011 8:01 amThis week, celebrate The Southern's one-year anniversary with a lowcountry boil, indulge in some chowdah, and come to our brew bash.
The first annual Chowdah Fest Chicago, from the creators of the Chicago Ice Cream Festival, takes place on Jan. 31 at 6:30 p.m.Read More
Kate Stahl | January 24, 2011 8:02 amIf a dose of intense romance is your goal for Valentine's Day, head to one of the five restaurants below, all of which are known for their sexy settings, sure to inspire some good lovin'.
Boka (1729 N. Halsted St., 312-337-6070, shown above) features a dark, seductive setting and some truly inspirational food created by chef Giuseppe Tentori.Read More
Kate Stahl | December 14, 2010 8:01 amMark your calendar: Baconfest 2011 will take place on April 9, 2011 at the UIC Forum. This year's slogan is "Bigger, Better, and more Bacontastic," which is saying a lot considering how awesomely bacontastic last year's event, which sold out in 15 minutes, was. This year, expect greater audience capacity, more chefs, more vendors, and definitely even more bacon.Read More
Kate Stahl | December 8, 2010 8:03 amI am super excited for GT Fish & Oyster, the River North seafood spot chef Giuseppe Tentori and the Boka Group, also the genius owners of Girl & the Goat and Perennial, are opening in early 2011. The trio has done a great job keeping up the hype for the opening, first whetting our appetites with a new blog, which dishes out fun facts — did you know the space will include a boomerang table made out of surfboard material? — and progress updates on the 555-designed space.Read More