Each Sunday, OSB will serve six different kinds of doughnuts. While the specific flavors will change weekly, there will always be three yeast-style and three cake-style doughnuts.
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We are a steakhouse—everyone knows that," says Rick Gresh, the executive chef at David Burke's Primehouse. But recently a larger bar area was added in, opening the space up, and allowing for people to come in for a drink and a snack. So what kind of snacks do you serve at a steakhouse?
"The cool thing about fried chicken is that everyone has this special connection to it," says chef Hunter Moore. Find out what makes the fried chicken at Parson's Chicken & Fish so interesting, and why there is a Negroni Slushy machine behind the bar.
What can the two-week old Takito Kichen in Wicker Park hope to do with tacos in a neighborhood already stuffed full of them? I sat down with executive chef David Dworshak to discuss what sets these menu items apart.
I'll get this out of the way at the beginning: Stephanie Izard's second restaurant, Little Goat, is an actual diner. It's not diner-esque or reminiscent of the idea of a diner some marketing person dreamt up, but an honest-to-goodness diner with breakfast all day, milkshakes, and 75-odd other things on its massive menu.
By now, I hope you know the drill with Next, Grant Achatz and Dave Beran's West Loop restaurant, which not only changes its menu every four months, but also its complete focus. On Wednesday, the restaurant flipped again, with a new menu called The Hunt. I was lucky enough to get tickets to opening night.
Just about everything you love about Edzo's is here in the new Lincoln Park location. The burgers are griddled. The fries are still hand-cut and fried twice. The shakes are freshly blended and thick. Even the space feels the same.
After years of running the underground dinner club, X-Marx, Abraham Conlon and Adrienne Lo decided to open Fat Rice, a Logan Square restaurant with a focus on Macanese food.
Written large on Reno's paper menu is "morning, noon, and night," and the restaurant certainly takes those words to heart. Sure, there is coffee and a full bar, but this is a place that puts obvious effort into everything, including its handmade bagels.
We've long been fans of Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine, a local shop that serves better sandwiches than it has any right to. So we were especially intrigued to hear that the owners were set to open Bar Pastoral in Lakeview.
Now that summer is long gone, J. Parker decided that it wanted to be both a great place to drink and a destination spot for dinner. To do that, chef Paul Virant created a new menu of composed dishes.
I wouldn't exactly call it an invasion, but over past few years a couple of iconic Iowa specialties have made their way to an unsuspecting Chicago public. Now comes Maid-Rite, a burger joint famous for its "loosemeats" sandwich, which just opened in Lincoln Park last weekend.
I could only wait one day before I decided to brave the crowds and check out BellyQ. The Asian barbecue restaurant is so big, chef Bill Kim's previous two restaurants could both fit snuggly in the kitchen.
I wasn't quite sure what to expect from Antique Taco—which plans to open tomorrow in Wicker Park—but there is no mystery to be solved. The title of this brand new taco joint tells you exactly what you need to know; the room is decorated with antiques and you can eat tacos. I should also add that genuine and care attention have gone into both.
If there is one thing to learn from Bang Bang Pie Shop's Kickstarter success, it's that the public apparently loves pie. We certainly do. We stopped by the recently opened shop try all of the pies available.
Just in time for the opening day of baseball season, Rockit Burger Bar, which is located directly across the street from Wrigley Field, is set to open to the masses today. We had a look around yesterday to see what you'll be able to find at this revamped restaurant.
Even though I live in the neighborhood, it's hard to keep up with all that is going on in Logan Square. What with a newly remodeled theater, bookstore, and cocktail bar, it's hard to keep all of the places straight. So, I was a little taken aback to see Half Italian, a new Italian market and deli, open unexpectedly on Milwaukee Ave, just north of the Kedzie and Logan Boulevard intersection.
Balena, a massive new Italian-inspired restaurant in Lincoln Park, opens to the public this week. We sat down with chef Chris Pandel to talk through a few of these dishes you'll soon be able to order.
While the menu at Monti's in Lincoln Square lists a variety of different sandwiches, soups, and salads, it's undoubtedly the cheesesteak that most people will be interested in. Currently, it is the only place in Chicago using Amoroso's rolls.