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BOKA Hosts Gramercy Tavern’s Chef, Chicago Chefs Cook for France

…..BOKA Hosts Gramercy Tavern’s Chef, Chicago Chefs Cook for France . . . BOKA Hosts Gramercy Tavern’s Michael Anthony . . . …………………………..See Full Story . Well, this is a huge deal. New York City’s acclaimed Gramercy Tavern is landing in Chicago for a night, as chef/partner Michael Anthony cooks alongside BOKA’s Lee Wolen for […]

Publican Quality Meats & Johnny’s Grill: Brunch Bites

Publican Quality Meats & Johnny’s Grill: Brunch Bites     As the tides of gentrification swept through Logan Square, the neighborhood lost one of its most enduring, iconic diners when Johnny’s Grill closed up shop several months ago. Instead of a hot restaurant group taking over and re-concepting the space, the longstanding diner just re-emerged in […]

Apple Bucket List: Apples Are Rolling Onto Menus Faster Than

Apple Bucket List: Apple Bucket List: This time of year, apples are rolling onto menus faster than Ichabod Crane’s head can fly off his shoulders. From savory dishes and desserts to cocktails aplenty, here’s everything apple-flavored that you should be eating and drinking this season.   Fat Rice: Anything Fat Rice does merits attention and […]

Date Spot: A Study, Top 10 Date Spots

Date Spot: Please go to Dining Chicago on Facebook and let us know your favorite places to date and breakup Much is said of first date spots, even second date spots, but what about places to go for a third date, fourth date, and so on? Here is your definitive guide to ideal Chicago restaurants for dates one […]

New Year, New BOKA Restaurant

Giuseppe Tentori After several years at the helm of BOKA , Giuseppe Tentori prepares to depart once the restaurant closes for renovations on New Year’s Day, set to reopen with a new look and a new chef. Tentori looks back on his impressive tenure at the restaurant that put the Boka Restaurant Group on the […]