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America's Best Salty-Sweet Desserts

Food & Wine | Posted 11.20.2013 | Taste
Food & Wine

Salt intensifies flavor and beautifully plays off sweetness.

Weekend Plans: Oysters, Punks And Conjunctions

Posted 11.16.2011 | Chicago

The cold front foreshadowing another Chicago winter may have you chilled, whether from the breeze or the scared anticipation. Our favorite ways to war...

Say Hello to Perennial's New Exec Chef

Audarshia Townsend | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Audarshia Townsend

Paul Virant has just been named Perennial's new executive chef and partner. With the name change to Perennial Virant will come other changes such as a new cuisine approach.

Move Over, Iron Chef: Chicago Culinary Stars Tackle 'Green' Challenge

Brett Ashley McKenzie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Brett Ashley McKenzie

Six of Chicago's top chefs prepared three dishes using fresh local ingredients from the Green City Market. Picture "Iron Chef" judged by a crowd of appreciative Chicagoans, and you'll have some idea.

What Does it Take to Make a (Great) Chicago Restaurant?

Claire Bidwell Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Claire Bidwell Smith

As we sat there, in the nearly empty dining room, housed in the stately and fabulously interesting old North Western Railway power plant, I couldn't help but wonder, what is it that makes one restaurant succeed and another fail?

After New York & Los Angeles, What Does Chicago Have to Offer a Girl Like Me?

Claire Bidwell Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Claire Bidwell Smith

My first six months here were brutal. Too broke to splurge on winter clothes, I layered all of my LA outfits on top of each other and shivered through the worst winter Chicago had seen in a decade.