The sky-high views at the Signature Room at the 95th atop John Hancock Center are only part of the reason to visit. But don’t despair if the day is cloudy. Even in sunny weather, you might be too busy looking at your plate to watch the skyline. Chef Rosalia Barron’s summer menu offers such dishes […]
The Bedford’s signature seared scallops dish changes with the seasons. This spring the West Town supper club is pairing the shellfish with cauliflower soubise, spring succotash and soubise and topped with crispy shallots, $24.
While we’re indulging in Chicago seafood history this week, let’s talk about Chicago fried shrimp. Shacks serving breaded and fried shellfish have been a Chicago fixture since at least 1935, when Troha’s, a West Side beer and chili joint, added shrimp to the menu. Despite the introduction of shrimp DeJonghe at the turn of the […]
When was the last time you ate shrimp DeJonghe? Among the dishes invented in Chicago, shrimp DeJonghe gets perhaps the least attention, yet this scrumptious dish has the oldest pedigree of any of Chicago’s special recipes. Brothers Pierre, Henri and Charles DeJonghe came to Chicago from Belgium in 1891 and opened a restaurant at the […]
Continung the concept of Earth Day every day, at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 20, Chef Paul Fehribach of Big Jones in Andersonville hosts a “trash fish” dinner highlighting sustainable but rarely used species such as dogfish, smelt, speckled trout and triggerfish, which are typically discarded by fishermen as bycatch. Joining Fehribach in creative uses […]
They’re tiny and fishy and only available fresh for a very brief period in the spring. Smelt season is upon us! For the ultimate Midwestern smelt experience, you have to head north to Port Washington, Wis., outside Milwaukee, for the annual American Legion Smelt Fry conducted by the Andrew Van Ells American Legion Post No. […]
Bites of seared ahi tuna ahi tuna. served with wasabi cream cheese-mashed potato wontons, avocado mango salsa, and ginger-soy reduction, $15, at People’s Tapas Lounge in Wicker Park.
Uh oh, you forgot to make Valentine’s Day reservations! We’ve got you covered. As of today, these restaurants were reporting they still had openings. You can make reservations right from within Dining Chicago, too. But hurry, we don’t guarantee they’ll still have openings. Aquitaine, French bistro, Lincoln Park. Bin 36 global, River North. Branch 27, […]
Kit Kat calamari, battered, deep-fried squid rings seasoned with Thai-inspired spice, served with cocktail sauce, $11 at Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club, Northalsted.
Sushisamba rio in River North shows off the talents of its Japanese chefs, Shigeru Kitano and Koji Kagawa, in an exquisite series of omekase (oh-MEH-ka-say) dinners. Beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, four weekly, eight-course dinners will each focus on a different region of Japan: Hiroshima, Akita, Nagano and Nigata. The menus include such […]