Challenged to create a dessert with eggplant, chef Kevin McCormick of Beacon Tavern goes both sweet and savory.
Evanston’s Boltwood is unpredictable—and that’s not a complaint
Spicy Thai Lao is in a blink-and-you-miss-it south-suburban strip mall. But you don’t want to miss it.
A10, Matthias Merges’s much-anticipated Hyde Park restaurant, gets a B minus for now.
Travelle, Tim Graham’s restaurant in the Langham hotel, covers too much of the map.
Tony Hu’s latest might be the best Chinese restaurant in River North, but it’s the worst in his empire.