The restless innovator and Michelin-starred chef bares his soul in a new graphic novel.
Once infamous for its excesses, the influential restaurant from mercurial chef Michael Carlson has transformed itself into a fertile proving ground for Chicago’s next generation of young culinary talent. Now that it’s all grown up, has Schwa lost its edge?
The fine-dining sibling to the Loyalist is worth a splurge.
Mike Sula reviews Band of Bohemia, the “culinary brewhouse” in Andersonville.
Elizabeth’s doughnut and pop-up space, help out a south-side gem, El Ideas smells like teen spirit, and Nico Osteria wishes it was in Tijuana eating barbecued iguana.
It’s Charc Week, and here’s how Scott Manley of Table, Donkey & Stick made his entries in the multi-restaurant celebration of cured meats.
The Jean Banchet awards are announced, and show that our scene is still about where real people eat.
The El Ideas chef takes his meatball sandwich truck on the road again after two and a half years of fine dining.
This year’s James Beard Awards short list gets Chicago pretty well.
Go inside the kitchen at newly Michelin-starred EL Ideas in our slide show.
El Ideas has a guest, 1,000 pounds of chocolate await you, Cleetus wants you to try his beer, and more.
Coming May 3: Twenty-six Chicago chefs, five ingredients, primo booze, and bucks for the Healthy Schools Campaign
The itinerant chef returns to high-caliber bar food.
Iliana Regan’s Elizabeth Restaurant is the setting for a delicious, sometimes eerie fairy tale
Throw off the yoke of Cook’s Illustrated