Restaurants

David Burke’s Primehouse (Chicago) Introduces New Lunch Program - February 18, 2015

Under the guidance of newly appointed Executive Chef Dino Tsaknis, David Burke’s Primehouse at The James Chicago Hotel (616 North Rush at On


Bistro Bordeaux, Revisit, Chicago - March 25, 2014

I revisited Bistro Bordeaux as I have a family member in the area who likes this truly French café. We were there celebrating her birthday.
We st


Gage, Chicago - March 23, 2014

After visiting Art and Appetite: American Painting, Culture and Cuisine exhibit at the Chicago Art Institute earlier this winter, we headed a


Filini Bar and Restaurant, Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel Chicago - March 17, 2014

Check Italian names! Cities.
The Filini Bar and Restaurant is in the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel on Columbus Drive across from the Fairmont Hotel. I…


Chicago Restaurant Week January to February 2014 - January 12, 2014

Chicago Restaurant Week runs through Friday, January 24 to Thursday, February 6, 2014, featuring more than 280 restaurants and offering pr…


Top 100 Best Brunch Restaurants in the U.S. - April 30, 2013

OpenTable just announced the 2013 Diners’ Choice Award winners for Top 100 Best Brunch Restaurants in the United States. These awards refle…


2012 James Beard Foundation Restaurant and Chef Award Winners - May 8, 2012

2012 James Beard Foundation Restaurant and Chef Awards
Last night celebrating the 25th… anniversary of the awards, the James Beard Foundation


2012 James Beard Foundation Semifinalists Announced - February 21, 2012

James Beard’s 2012 Chef and Restaurant Semifinalists Announced
The James Beard Foundation has named the  restaurant and chef award semif…


NoMI Garden at the Park Hyatt, Chicago - October 2, 2011

In Chicago recently on one of those perfect weather days — warm but with a little chill in the air — I met a friend for a drink and asked whether t…


James Beard Foundation Restaurant and Chef Awards 2011 - May 10, 2011

The 2011 James Beard Foundation restaurant and chef awards were awarded last night at Avery Fisher Hall. Here’s a rundown of the major on


Hearts of Palm at Jerry’s Restaurant - April 2, 2011

It’s rare for a side dish to be so exceptional that it becomes the standout of the meal, let alone a restaurant; but Chef Bridget Burns at Jerry…


James Beard Foundation 2011 Restaurant Award Nominees - March 23, 2011

The James Beard Foundation recently announced the final nominees for the 2011 James Beard Foundation Awards for Restaurant and Chef Awards. W…


2011 James Beard Foundation Awards Semifinalists Unveiled - March 6, 2011

The list of Restaurant and Chef semifinalists for the 2011 James Beard Foundation Awards, the nation’s recognition program honoring profe…


101 Best Restaurants in America - March 5, 2011

From sea to shining sea, there’s no shortage of U.S. restaurants to delight even the pickiest of eaters.  And with more then 20,000 eateries


Top 10 Best Pizza Places - January 4, 2011

OK, OK, so these are the Top Ten Pizza Parlors for 2010, but it’s only the first month of 2011, so what criterion would we base that list on? C…


Avenues Receives Two Michelin Stars - December 14, 2010

Avenues — in The Peninsula Chicago — received a two star rating by the Michelin Guide. Chef de Cuisine Curtis Duffy has an impressive backgr…

New Menu Website - December 6, 2010

Still collecting and organizing piles of menus? Trying to keep your own rolodex of your favorite places to eat?  Forget about it, thanks to Men…


Zagat Buzz Blog – Where to Eat - September 6, 2010

Looking for top place to dine today or throughout the fall?
Zagat Buzz Blog put together the top places throughout many major cities. Just click …

Mother’s Day Specials at McCormick & Schmick’s - May 6, 2010

This Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 9, McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants are recognizing mothers with a complimentary Strawber…

James Beard 2010 Restaurant Award Nominees - April 2, 2010

The James Beard Foundation recently announced the final nominees for the 2010 James Beard Foundation Awards for Restaurant and Chef Awards.
W…


2010 James Beard Foundation Awards – Semifinalists - February 19, 2010

The  2010 James Beard Foundation Awards restaurant and chef award semifinalists were announced yesterday. Selected from thousands of onli…


Avec, Chicago – Well Worth the Visit (…and the Wait) - August 14, 2009

I made a date to return to Avec, as soon as I knew I was heading to Chicago for the BlogHer conference last month. I had been before, but used any excu…