T he Reader has covered food and restaurants in Chicago throughout its half-century existence, though not nearly as consistently or comprehensively as music, film, drama, or most of the other arts—certainly not every week when I came on as a starving editorial assistant way back in ’95. Back then there was a very occasional visual […]
Zachary Engel brings modern Israeli cooking to Chicago via Zahay and Shaya.
Aba is a Mediterranean restaurant with “a California accent.”
Melman’s Lettuce Entertain You chain did just as much as Charlie Trotter to make Chicago a center for innovative cuisine, the Reader‘s Elizabeth M. Tamny argued back in 2006.
Former Intro chef Stephen Gillanders’s vision alights on a gentrifying 18th Street.
Also, Mayor Emanuel is trying to persuade Amazon to locate its second headquarters in Chicago.
Also, an anti-Muslim group is organizing the Chicago March Against Sharia.
Also, wealth inequality between whites and minorities in Chicago is reportedly higher than the national average.
Chef Hisanobu Osaka’s residency explores the affinities of two great world cuisines.
Lettuce Entertain You’s new “Mediterranean” spot is all over the map.
Mike Sula reviews Lettuce Entertain You’s Il Porcellino.
Aimee Levitt reviews Oyster Bah, Lettuce Entertain You’s crowd-pleasing New England-style seafood shack.
Back in March, when the weather was still cold and dreary, we praised chef C.J. Jacobson for bringing some west-coast sunshine to Intro, the Lettuce Entertain You concept that hosts a new chef—who presents a new menu—every three months or so. Another LA chef is on his way to the restaurant’s kitchen, by way of […]
The former Top Cheftestant gets Lettuce Entertain You’s new concept off to a running start.
River North stalwart Osteria Via Stato celebrates a decade as a pioneer of seasonal Italian food in River North.