In a new documentary, filmmaker Jack C. Newell captures the life cycle of chef Jake Bickelhaupt’s dearly departed Uptown restaurant.
Schwa, now with fewer drugs and more adult responsibility
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?
A former Schwa chef delivers audacious fine dining at Entente
Brian Fisher upends expectations in an unlikely spot: Lakeview.
Smyth is right at home among Chicago’s temples to high gastronomy
The fine-dining sibling to the Loyalist is worth a splurge.
Chef Noah Sandoval spreads his wings at Oriole
One of the most expensive restaurants in Chicago gets Mike Sula’s nod.
The underground goes Uptown at 42 Grams
Former underground chef Jake Bickelhaupt steps into the spotlight with the Uptown fine-dining restaurant 42 Grams.
Underground dining experience gets a real kitchen with 42 Grams
Underground dinner Sous Rising will go street level with 42 Grams next month.
The art of French pastry and conversation at Bad Wolf
Bad Wolf Coffee’s Jonathan Ory makes beautiful pastries, but his shop’s about more than that.
Ryan McCaskey isn’t just a Michelin-starred burger guy, damn it
How the Acadia chef-owner is aiming for acclaim with his high-end tasting menu.
Who does Brandon Baltzley think he is?
Who does chef-memoirist-addict Brandon Baltzley think he is?
Sneaking into Schwa
Food Issue: Sneaking into Schwa
On the restaurant scene: how maybe not to open one
Wanted: $117,325 in Kickstarter pledges, because “why not?”
Nothing’s missing at wheat-free Senza
Gluttony’s for the gluten-free at this swank new spot on North Broadway
Into the woods, darkly, at Elizabeth
Iliana Regan’s Elizabeth Restaurant is the setting for a delicious, sometimes eerie fairy tale
Call of the wild
An underground chef is going legit with her ambitious new restaurantÃ¢â‚¬â€the first of its kind in Chicago.