A West Loop bar offers a pleasant place to wait for a table.
“Local” and “sustainable” are such marketing shibboleths these days that they sometimes seem meaningless.
More local gift ideas for under $25
On the restaurant scene: a look back at Carnivale’s rooftop garden, upcoming brunches featuring produce grown on-site
The Prince of Chivo starts cooking at the tequila-focused restaurant Masa Azul in mid-September
Chicagoans recommend Pleasant House pies, Jodorowsky’s The Incal, and streaming college basketball
I ate it all
Our critics’ eight favorite restaurants from 2011, along with ten honorable mentions
Mike Sula and the CriticKiller2012 pick the year’s best new restaurants and ten honorable mentions
Two videos from this weekend’s second annual Chicago Food Film Festival
Art Jackson, Pleasant House Bakery
In this week’s Food & Drink: Mike Sula’s food favorites of the year to date, Paula Haney takes on Key Ingredient millet, hard-to-find walnut liqueur nocino is found at Nightwood, more Pilsen restaurants
From royal pies to end-of-the-world banana jerky, 2011 has been good so far