Will organizing the wine list by terroir at Vera make it easier or harder to get a wine you’ll love?
The husband and wife reflect on what they’ve learned running their West Loop restaurant.
Can a new business increase the amount of local food we eat?
Takito Kitchen steers the taqueria into new territory.
With Balena, the Boka Group comes late to pan-Italia, but it’s worth the wait
The Good Food Festival, a curling and lasagna event, Saint Patrick’s Day specials, and more.
More notable bites and drinks from 2011
Our critics’ eight favorite restaurants from 2011, along with ten honorable mentions
In this week’s Food & Drink: Mark and Elizabeth Mendez’s Vera, Key Ingredient cod milt, Cocktail Challenge kimchi
Vera, the little Spanish wine bar from longtime Mark and Liz Mendez, celebrates simplicity.
A first look at Vera, the new West Loop Spanish wine bar chef Mark Mendez (ex-Carnivale) and his wife, Liz.
The Butcher & Larder’s Rob Levitt steams up sea snails
This week in Food & Drink: Rowie’s Bakery, Telegraph Wine Bar, Key Ingredient tomato leaves, Cocktail Challenge, Logan Square restaurants
Uva’s Mark Mendez cooks up tomato leaves.
This week’s Food & Drink: Mike Sula reviews Next, Carnivale chef David Dworshak takes on milkweed in Key Ingredient, plus Bodega N. 5, Marmalade, and five more new restaurants.