Sommelier Tom Powers’s new Randolph Street spot treats wine properly. Chef Jessica Nowicki’s food? Not so much.
Also, the list of Beard Award semifinalists is full of Chicagoans.
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Saturday, August 10
Brindille: A refuge from frightening culinary surroundings
Longman & Eagle’s Derek Alexander draws on the spice trade in his chai-flavored cocktail with baby-formula pearls and breast-milk bubbles.
Hand-lettered cocktail recipes from Naha bartender Steve Carrow, who was inspired by his great-grandfather.
Irving Park’s Bread & Wine brings the goods to a formerly dining-deprived enclave
In this week’s Food & Drink: Tavernita, Cocktail Challenge Kraft cheese powder packet, River North Mexican
Naha bartender Steve Carrow crafts a bacon-and-egg drink with an eye to Wisconsin
In this week’s Food & Drink: BLT American Brasserie and Cocktail Challenge muddled caviar
The Michelin Guide Chicago’s starred restaurants have been announced.
A meal with Jim Beam, a meal for James Beard, a meal by Julia Child, and more.
Beer sampling, food writing, dessert crawling, and more.
Mixologist Peter Vestinos is headed west.
A tasting of Indonesian cuisine, an interview with Moto chefs Homaro Cantu and Ben Roche, a lecture on the politics of foie gras, and more.