In true starving artist fashion, I polled 20 artists on their late night dives, juicy joints, hidden gems, cheap eats and all-around favorite hole-in-the-walls in the city. Take note. There are some great finds here!
The small plate has taken over Chicago. But sometimes, especially in these subzero temperatures, all you really want is a hefty plate of delicious food that belongs to you and only you. Sharing completely optional.
Contrary to popular belief, Chicago is a wonderful year-round destination. Yes, Chicago's nickname is "The Windy City," which conjures up images of being blown down city streets by an icy wind off of Lake Michigan.
Trenchermen chefs/owners Michael and Patrick Sheerin stopped by The Interview Show to talk running their Chicago restaurant together, fighting in the walk-in and a lengthy sit-down with an annoying table.
We are a city with an international reputation for award winning restaurants and chefs, consistently taking culinary creativity to the next level. With this in mind, I asked 19 artists to weigh in on their favorite restaurants and chefs.
Brand gets creative with its BBQ and the results are pretty great, albeit extremely rich. You must get the creamed corn as a side, and if you go for mac and cheese, bring a friend or three.
Grace Chef Curtis Duffy returned to The Interview Show and brought along his partner, front-of-the-room and wine guy Michael Muser to talk about one of the most-anticipated restaurants in America.
As we gear up for another interesting Fear No Art presents The Dinner Party on Monday, October 29 at the Mayne Stage theater, I am excited to learn about the techniques of Executive Brown Trout Chef Sean Sanders.
We love food, but we also love getting wine drunk enough to eat the non-edible garnish and order an extra plate of fries. So when one of our favorite BYOB restaurants limited the alcohol a party could bring in, we were disappointed.
I have been singing the praises of Chicago as a cultural force since my first move abroad to Paris in 1986. However, there is no need take my word for it, or the promises of a government document.
Our Meatpacking District is the real deal: bloody, apron-clad workers moving pounds of meat and fish in the wee hours.
It's been almost impossible to keep track of Chicago restaurant openings in 2012, with a new spot popping up what seems like every other second. Here are three of my favorites, each with memorable food, outrageous cocktails and unique decor.
Matt Eversman, the 28-year-old chef of the soon-to-open OON in Chicago, visited The Interview Show to talk about his quick rise in Chicago's restaurant scene, his plans for OON, "externing" for Charlie Trotter and more.
Our new neighborhood is ripe for evaluation. But something amidst the quaint, hipstery, organic and grass-fed masses was lacking. Enter The Lazy Parrot of the Caribbean.
Some may say tacos are trending in Chicago. Really, they're just getting the attention they've always deserved.
Chef Michael Kornick would never use the word "empire" to describe his restaurant business, in Chicago and beyond, but I will.