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Amy Morton of Found Started At Morton’s Steak House

Amy Morton Of  Found Fosters a True Sense of Community Amy Morton   Matt Kirouac: For you, how does the hospitality industry dovetail with your altruistic philosophies for giving back and supporting the community?                         Amy Morton : Being involved in the hospitality world and […]

Friday food porn: Ripe and luscious

The final days of fresh, local, summer fruits are upon us — make the most of them. Chef Mark Grosz’s luscious salad of ripe Michigan peaches layers them with prosciutto, thinly sliced Manchego cheese, red onion, fennel, arugula, toasted almonds and a drizzle of sherry vinaigrette, $15 at French restaurant Oceanique in Evanston.

Brunch Bites: New Bargain Brunch Series at Under the Table, Specials at Kanela

Brunch in Chicago is always full of surprises. One day you might be enjoying a multi-course under-the-radar brunch from a pop-up restaurant in Evanston, and the next you might be binging on free monkey bread in Old Town. Under the Table is currently offering a special deal via Gilt City for its brunch menu. The clandestine pop-up […]

A taste of South Africa pops up in Evanston

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Mixing and matching — learn from Chicago’s best

Learn how to join the cocktail culture this summer with these wine and spirits-laced classes. In the Alfresco Summer Cocktail Class at 6 p.m. tomorrow at Epic in River North, mixologist Michael Cristiani will show you how to mix a Sex Panther, with Bacardi Dragonberry, mango puree and club soda; a Mayan Horizon, featuring 10 […]

10 uncommon Mother’s Day 2013 options in Chicago

Sure, you can follow the brunch bunch on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 12, but why not let mom sleep in and enjoy something different? Here are a few uncommon ways to celebrate with Mom this weekend. Start Mother’s Day weekend off by taking mom to a special Truffle Making Party at Katherine Anne Confections in […]

Carlo Lamagna Pops Up in Evanston With “Twisted Filipino” Cuisine

by Matt Kirouac Carlo Lamagna is the latest chef to pop-up at Evanston’s clandestine Company, a small dining space designed spefically to host chef pop-up events and showcase under-the-radar talent. On April 8 and 9, the Perennial Virantsous chef will embrace his heritage via a “Twisted Filipino” dinner. The beauty of Company is that it affords all chefs […]

Corn dogs get their day: Where to celebrate

National Corn Dog Day is coming up this Saturday, March 23. Where to get your fix of plump frankfurter encased in a coat of crisply fried cornmeal batter? Don’t head for the freezer aisle. These Chicagoland establishments dip their own. Fat Willy’s Rib Shack, Logan Square. Franks ’n’ Dawgs, Lincoln Park. Wiener and Still Champion, […]

6 spots for noodling around Chicago in March

March is National Noodle Month! Think chow fun, chow mein, lo mein, pad Thai, pad kee mao, pho, ramen … yum! Try these spots for slurp-worthy versions of the slippery stuff. 1. Joy Yee’s Noodles, Chinatown, University Village, Evanston and Naperville. 2. Koi, Evanston. 3. Le Colonial, Near North Side. 4. Pho Xe Tang / […]

Friday food porn: Gung hay fat choy, Chicago!

Happy New Year, Chinese-style. The lunar new year, also celebrated by other Asians, including Vietnamese and Koreans, comes on Monday, heralding the Year of the Snake. A variety of symbolic foods feature during the celebrations, including a whole fish with head and tail intact, which stands for the hope of abundance in the coming year. […]