There are 13 nods to Chicago.
Mike Sula raves about Roister, the latest from Grant Achatz, Nick Kokonas, and company.
Challenged to make a dish with Necco Wafers, Mike Bagale of Alinea candies the candy.
Aviary chef Andrew Brochu’s experimentation leads him back to the barnyard with milk jam.
On the restaurant scene: updates on Elizabeth Restaurant, Dragon Ranch, and La Sirena Clandestina; Graham Elliot promotes the Combivore lifestyle
Alpana’s mackerel curry, our abundant oceans, and the meaning of “authentic” Thai cuisine
The rock-and-roll church at Graham Elliot Bistro doesn’t diminish the solid, straightforward food.
Booze news: a tasting of whiskey-barrel-aged beer, In Fine Spirits morphing, a Scottish beer tasting at the Bluebird
Our critics’ eight favorite restaurants from 2011, along with ten honorable mentions
On the wages of food trucking—financial and personal—from Phillip Foss
In this week’s Food & Drink: El Ideas, Key Ingredient grass jelly, 12 gastropubs
Philip Foss ditches food trucking for fine dining at El Ideas, his tucked-away BYO supper club
Sprout’s Top Chef makeover, masterful Neapolitan pizza, and the neighborhood restaurant every neighborhood deserves