Chicago

Plate Deconstruction: Grace's Magical Scallop With Tamarind, Flavors of Licorice

An artful balancing act from the Windy City
Jul 31, 2014 11:06 am

Time to get over the deep-dish stereoptypes — Chicago's been stepping up its dining game for a while now. Just check out chef Curtis Duffy's tasting menu at his West Loop restaurant Grace. Or have a look at this stunning plate of scallops, hoja santa puree and coconut milk pudding. Hoja santa wha? Chef Duffy gives us the breakdown here.

Chef David Posey Flies The Blackbird Coop

Get excited, Chicago, for very good things to come
Jun 30, 2014 2:30 pm

We sat down with the chef a year ago to discuss intensive meat-sourcing, culinary school and why Chicago is the best food town in America. And clearly, it's about to get better as Posey goes off on his next journey: a yet-unnamed and totally undetailed solo venture. We love it already. A frustrating lack of details after the jump. Patience, friends.

Teriyaki Sauce And Lox: Nostalgic Musings On Growing Up In Chicago

A boy from the suburbs reflects on delicious youth
Jun 26, 2014 9:00 am

I take pride in being a fourth-generation Chicagoan. There's something about the city that sticks with you and in my case, it's about 4,000 calories a day. Visits back here are structured around an eating schedule. Every time I come home, I'm confronted with a dilemma: do I try the latest and greatest or do I stick to my old favorites? Here's how I worked through this pickle. Pickles may have been involved.

Are The James Beard Awards Moving To Chicago?

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel may announce this today
May 20, 2014 9:13 am

Chicago journalist Steve Dolinksy breaks some shocking news this morning, suggesting that Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's press conference today will announce that the James Beard Awards are moving to Chicago in 2015. 

This Gluten-Free Restaurant Is Actually Good And Has The Michelin Star To Prove It

No wheat is no problem for Senza chef Noah Sandoval
May 16, 2014 9:00 am

Chicago's Senza restaurant, the proud recipient of a recent Michelin star, does modernist cuisine right. Dishes are creative and artfully plated, decorated with various microgreens, reductions and other fine touches. All courses are perfectly paired with a wine or a cocktail. Oh yeah, one other thing: It's completely gluten-free.

The History Of The Chicago Dog, In 7 Toppings

Drag a hot dog through the garden, Chi-town style
May 14, 2014 12:00 pm
Photo: Russell van Kraayenburg

Give your tubesteak a little flair...or a ton, with food writer Russell van Kraayenburg's ultimate hot dog book, Haute Dogs. Wherever you hail from, there's a hot dog that speaks to you. Not literally, that would be terrible. But believe us, these franks have some serious soul. First up, the iconic dog that didn't put Chicago on the map — it's just really delicious. Ready the pickle spears!

Move Over Chemex, There Is A New Slickly Designed Pourover Coffee Maker In Town

Introducing the Manual Coffeemaker No 1
Apr 7, 2014 11:00 am

Chicago-based Craighton Berman Studio designed their Manual Coffeemaker (the MCM) to work like a Chemex, but with the added feature of a dome-like enclosure that the designer suggests will keep your coffee warm. And it can be yours via a cool new Kickstarter campaign.

Here Are Tonight's Specials From 53 Restaurants Around The United States

Special dishes from NY, Chicago, LA, Austin, more
Apr 2, 2014 4:00 pm

Every Wednesday, Food Republic’s column “Would You Like to Hear About Our Specials?” highlights the nightly special dishes offered at popular restaurants from around the country. This week, we take a look at tonight’s specials from some of New York City, Chicago, Austin, Los Angeles and Seattle's hotspots, with stops in Houston, Miami, New Orleans, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Greenwich, Connecticut, Franklin, Tennessee and West Palm Beach, Florida.

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