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Shallots Lays Down the Law

Laura Frankel and Dennis Wasko started experimenting with fine kosher cuisine in 1997. Frankel had kept a kosher kitchen at home for ten years and Wasko had never set foot in one, but both found the challenge of working within the strict culinary restrictions inspiring. They started a small catering company, testing the market for […]

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What’s New

Echo, another eclectic Wicker Park place, opened recently in the former Starfish space with chef Dirk Flanigan (of just-closed Madam B) running the kitchen. Starfish owner Sean Herron (who also owns Meritage) gave the room a cool yet comfortable new look with cast concrete tables, an aluminum bar, gray hardwood floors, and dusty blue walls. […]

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Taste of Chicago sidebar

FRIDAY FUN Stage 11:30AM Ella Jenkins 12:30 & 3:30 Dave Rudolf 5:30 Laurie Canaan & Dennis O’Hanlon FOX DINER 11:45AM Manteca 2:15 Blue Train Blues Band 4:45 Just Friends FRIDAY TASTE Stage 12:30pm Liz Carson & Rancho Deluxe 1:45 Heatersons 3:00 Jel Tyson & the Bleeding Hearts 4:15 Cindy Fee 5:30 Western Wheels 6:45 Jo-El […]

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Restaurant Reviews

Comfort in a Pot Thirteen Asian noodle joints Amarind’s Thai Restaurant6822 W. North | 773-889-9999 F 7.0 | S 7.6 | A 7.6 | $$ (5 reports) Lunch: Tuesday-Saturday; Dinner: Sunday, Tuesday-Saturday | Closed Monday | Vegetarian friendly If Arun Sampanthavivat’s posh restaurant doesn’t fit your budget, try this serene Thai eatery owned by chef […]