Also, Chicago’s private-sector job market is booming.
Trendy and traditional don’t mix at downtown dim sum parlor Yum Cha
Downtown dim sum parlor Yum Cha is a house divided.
Do new chef collaborations mean Billy Dec is growing up?
Is a colorful restaurant entrepreneur getting serious at last?
Coming soon: The Reader’s Cocktail Challenge, live
At this fall drinks event on October 4, 20 of Chicago finest barkeeps play dealer’s choice.
Pluses and minuses at e+o
The Food Buddha of Sunda fame opens Earth + Ocean in the ‘burbs.
¡Ay Chiwowa!? Oy vey.
A visit to ¡Ay Chiwowa!, Billy Dec’s Mexican-themed nightclub, is a deflating experience.
East meets south and more in this week’s Food & Drink
In this week’s Food & Drink: pan-Asian/barbecue mashup Dragon Ranch, Cocktail Challenge caraway seeds
Sneer at the dragon
Dragon Ranch’s Asian-American barbecue (and assorted other stuff) exceeds low expectations
Cocktail Challenge: Spam
The Paramount Room’s Allison Hagio makes a palatable potion with “OO Spam juice” and rum
A peasant’s revolt and more in this week’s Food & Drink
In this week’s Food & Drink: Mike Sula turns up his nose at the Peasantry, Cocktail Challenge shrimp paste
Cocktail Challenge: shrimp paste
Sunda’s Nahm Kim counters shrimp paste with Booker’s in an Asian manhattan
This week in Food & Drink
This week—January 12-18, 2012—in Food & Drink
Pastas take the prize at the Florentine
Chef Todd Stein (MK, Cibo Matto) takes his repertoire to the JW Marriott Chicago.
This Week’s Food and Drink Events
Beer sampling, food writing, dessert crawling, and more.
Back Soon: sustainable arctic char from the Nunavut territory
Arctic char from a remote Inuit fishing village in northern Canada’s Nunavut territory started turning up last month on the menus of half the trendy restaurants in Chicago. And if you’d looked in the right places on the Internet, you could have followed it each step of the way. CleanFish’s Alisha Lumea talks about Nunavut […]