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At Bottlefork, Kitchen and Bar Make a Two-Way Street

Lindsey Howald Patton 1 comment

If the amalgamation that is the restaurant's name itself doesn't make this clear, Bottlefork is about fusing drink and food so completely together that 'pairing' would no longer be the appropriate term. More

A Sandwich a Day: Flatbread Sandwich at Meli Cafe

A Sandwich a Day Tessa McLean 1 comment

This is not a regular sandwich. It obviously doesn't look like one from the photo, but this is Meli Cafe's version of a breakfast sandwich. More

More Thoughts on Eating at Eataly Chicago

Nick Kindelsperger 2 comments

Think I got every single one of my thoughts out about Eataly yesterday? Of course not! Eataly is a big place, and there is so much more to say about it than could ever fit in one post. More

The Serious Eats Guide to Conquering Eataly Chicago

Nick Kindelsperger 7 comments

Let there be no mistake, Eataly Chicago is big. With 63,000 square feet of space, dozens upon dozens of aisles of groceries, and 22 (or so) different restaurants and bars, where do you even begin? I made over 10 separate visits to help find out. More

A Sandwich a Day: Roasted Leg of Lamb Sandwich at Rotisserie in Eataly Chicago

A Sandwich a Day Nick Kindelsperger 1 comment

Instead of trying offer a little bit of everything, Rotisserie in Eataly Chicago only offers two options a day—a rotating daily special and prime rib. More

Eat This Now: Piemontese Boneless Ribeye at Eataly's La Carne

Nick Kindelsperger 1 comment

Last Friday, I feasted on a 28-day Piemontese dry-aged ribeye at Eataly's La Carne, and there is no question that it deserves to be included on any list of the best steaks in Chicago, even if it doesn't look or taste like any other steak in town. More

A Sandwich a Day: Crispy Gardein Chicken Sandwich at Lyfe Kitchen

A Sandwich a Day Tessa McLean 1 comment

When you're headed to a restaurant that boasts everything will be under 600 calories, it's easy to get wary about what you're getting into. More

Eat This Now: Chaufa Aeropuerto at Tanta

Nick Kindelsperger 8 comments

Instead of feeling overwhelmed by all the different components, I felt the pure rush of discovery, which caused me to hunker down and eat way more of this than one person should. More

Rick Gresh Shows Us the Dry-Aging Facility at David Burke's Primehouse

The Serious Eats Chicago Team 5 comments

Want to see how the best steaks in Chicago are dry-aged? Chef Rick Gresh gives us a tour of the dry-aging facility at David Burke's Primehouse. More

Scenes from Japonais by Morimoto's Opening Party

Events Nick Kindelsperger 5 comments

Japonais closed at the end of 2013 for some renovations, which is not completely out of order for a 10-year-old restaurant. But instead of just slapping up some new light fixtures, it decided to go big. That partly explains how Masaharu Morimoto became involved. More

A Sandwich A Day: Fried Egg Sandwich at 25 Degrees

A Sandwich a Day Tessa McLean 1 comment

Fried eggs have been the star of breakfast sandwiches forever and 25 Degrees is finally bringing the concept to dinner. More

What You're Missing at Eataly's Le Verdure

Lindsey Howald Patton 2 comments

Eataly's open eateries are themed by different food groups. Noticing long waits for a table at Il Pesce, La Pizza & Pasta, and La Carne, I took one of the plenty open spots in veggie-focused Le Verdure. It was worth the not-wait. More

Afternoon Tea at The Langham in River North

Amber Gibson 2 comments

While the food and ambiance are wonderful, it's the service that's most memorable. Even if I had been wearing my drab snow boots I bet they would have treated me just as warmly. More

Eat This Now: Wedge Salad at Bavette's

Nick Kindelsperger 4 comments

Ever loved a salad so much that you refuse to slow down, take a breath, or acknowledge your dining companion until every last scrap of lettuce is gone? More

A Sandwich A Day: Crispy Braised Beef at Green Door Tavern

A Sandwich a Day Amber Gibson 6 comments

[Photograph: Amber Gibson] Green Door Tavern has been around since 1921 and famously sold alcohol during Prohibition. The green door signified the presence of a speakeasy since money (green) was used to pay off the cops. I'd never really... More

A Sandwich A Day: Meatball Sandwich at Club Lago

A Sandwich a Day Tessa McLean Post a comment

There aren't many restaurants that can boast a great Monday lunch crowd, but with simple Italian favorites and a lively atmosphere, I can see why Club Lago has always been a neighborhood favorite. More

Take a Look Around Eataly Chicago

First Look Nick Kindelsperger 4 comments

Eataly Chicago is finally here, and it's hard to imagine a bigger opening in River North this year. You can check it out for yourself on Monday, December 2nd, but until then, take a look at our preview. More

A Sandwich A Day: Classic Reuben at Dillman's

A Sandwich a Day Tessa McLean 2 comments

When you proclaim to be a play on a Jewish deli (the deli part of the name has since been removed), everyone expects great sandwiches. Which is exactly what I got with the Classic Reuben at Dillman's. More

A Sandwich A Day: Warm Pot Roast Sandwich at Beatrix

A Sandwich a Day Tessa McLean 1 comment

When the Warm Pot Roast Sandwich at Beatrix ($13.95) shows up in front of me, I'm transfixed by the white cheddar bun. Oh that beautiful bun. More

Eat This Now: Oaxacan-Style Carne Asada at Frontera

Nick Kindelsperger 4 comments

Ever get menu fright? It's not when you're scared of ordering because nothing looks good, but when you're overwhelmed by the choices and worried you'll make the mistake of ordering the merely great when you want the incredible. That's how I feel every time I visit Frontera Grill. More

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