Chicago has more than its share of wonderful Italian restaurants, from the elegant and innovative to the down-home and cozy, but a new entry threatens to eclipse them all. In a dazzling debut, Sole Mio rushes to the first rank of Chicago’s Italian kitchens. Sole Mio’s success shouldn’t be surprising–it’s got good bloodlines. Sole Mio […]
Has the consumer-oriented guidebook supplanted the curious, literate travel narrative? Is the modern sensibility too sour to take any pleasure in foreign places?
St. Tropez is located in the Hotel Belmont on North Sheridan, in the space occupied for so many years by Tango, one of the city’s flagship restaurants a decade ago. The restaurant has been completely redecorated, with an eclectic but effective mixture of styles. The decor borrows from lots of sources — a little deco, […]