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Artango’s Thanksgiving Dinner Will Please the Norbert in Your Life

Artango is making life easier for us by serving food that is going to make all of us happy. Add to that the bonus that we don’t have to cook, or clean up, and we’re all going to split the bill, so it’s actually a very economical way to enjoy each other’s company. On Thanksgiving Day, […]

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Nov 09, 2018 09:37 PM
Sneak Peek: The Darling Also Has a Little of the, Um, Daring

Lindsey Marks – who performs burlesque as Lady Jack – is chatting in front of a large Alice in Wonderland painting in the downstairs dining room at The Darling, on W. Randolph St.. This new space, owned by Sophie Huterstein, who also owns L.A.’s The Wellesbourne, is next door to J.P. Graziano, purveyor of exceptional Italian […]

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Nov 07, 2018 09:50 PM
What Food Pairs with Scotch Whisky? At Chicago’s SideDoor, Lots!

It doesn’t seem that Scotch whisky would be a great pairing with food: the spirit is big, sometimes smoky and seems like it could steamroll all but the most powerful flavors. But you might be surprised how well Scotch can pair with foods. We were eager to try pairing Scotch whisky with Scottish-type food It […]

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Nov 01, 2018 09:15 PM
Weber Grill - Chicago
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Weber Grill - Chicago

George Stephen revolutionized backyard grilling when he invented the Weber kettle grill back in 1952. A partner in the Weber Brothers Metal Works, Stephen wasn't planning to start an industry, he was just trying to protect his steaks from rain showers and cook them more evenly. He fashioned a covered grill out of parts that the metal shop used to make Lake Michigan buoys.

By the late 1950s, the grill had sold so well locally that the works was renamed Weber-Stephen Products Co., and Stephen bought out the other owners. Soon afterward, the kettle shaped grills became fixtures in back yards across the Midwest, and then across the country. After George Stephen's death in 1993, his son James assumed management of the Palatine-based company, which remains family-owned.

Launched in 1985, the Weber restaurants use giant, commercial versions of Stephen's kettle to cook steaks, burgers, ribs, chicken and more, using some 2,000 pounds of charcoal daily. This River North restaurant has an open kitchen where you can watch the cooks grilling. Other locations are in Lombard and Schaumburg.

—Leah A. Zeldes

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Address: 539 N. State St., Chicago, IL 60654

Neighborhood: River North

Region: Near North Chicago

County: Cook County

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