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