The Lincoln Square spot draws on the country’s regional and ethnic specialties.
Cumin 1414 N. Milwaukee 773-342-1414 cumin-chicago.com and Rangoli 2421 W. North 773-697-7114 rangolifeast.com Runner-Up: Hema’s Kitchen
Cumin Runner-Up: Rangoli
Chinese-Muslim chuanr, or barbecued skewers, are on the menu at this subterranean stand.
Challenged to create a dish with goat testicles, Milwalky Trace chef Lee Kuebler deep-fries them.
Wade McElroy of the Sportsman’s Club crafts a truffle-oil pousse-cafe that passes the taste test.
Homestead’s Chris Teixeira survives a “death challenge” to arrive at a cheese course featuring black cumin.
Joseph Rose of Lockwood funks up his act with smen, a fermented butter traditional in North Africa and the Middle East.
Tony Hu’s latest might be the best Chinese restaurant in River North, but it’s the worst in his empire.
Le sigh: French tire maker Michelin dropped its 2011 Bib Gourmand list this morning.
Chutney Joe’s voted best Indian restaurant
What I ate this year that I can’t forget.
Reviews of new restaurants Gaztro-Wagon, Cumin, and Cookie Bar, plus eight recommended restaurants in Edgewater.