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.
Three of Chicago's nominees for the 2011 James Beard Foundation Awards are pretty much celebrities in their own right.
Travelers will get to experience the down-home flavors for which the Lincoln Park institution has become known, including fried chicken, Southern-style brunch and more.
Ben Schiller is one of the hardest-working guys in Chicago's ever-growing spirits scene. That's why it came as a bit of a shock when we found out he was taking on yet another major project.
2011 is already shaping up to be a French Revolution, as three very high-profile Parisian-style eateries have opened in less than two months.
Tickets to Baconfest don't go on sale until the end of the month, but they're teasing us with the just-released list of participating chefs.
A few hours before the onset of what is supposed to be a "multi-day" and "life-threatening" blizzard, over one hundred Chicagoans gathered to sample Chicago's best seafood chowders at the Columbia Yacht Club.
Beginning Feb. 3 is the Year of the Rabbit (signifying luck, tactfulness and thoughtfulness) and there are a lot of yummy goings-on that may or may not have to do with the special occasion.
An escape from poverty via the culinary arts makes good business sense in this reality TV series, and in real life, as the hospitality industry needs youth workers.
So, this is very cool. For once, Chicagoans get an edge over New Yorkers as celeb chef David Burke gives us a sneak preview of his latest project th...
I am obsessed with traveling to Spain. The wine, the cuisine, the culture and the passion of those beautiful people are simply breathtaking and one day I'll get there. In the meantime, I'll just live vicariously.
You should thank your lucky stars for the annual Chicago Restaurant Week, which allows you to choose from at least 200 restaurants that may be out of your price range on the regular.
Craig Hopson of NYC's Le Cirque (left) and Frank Brunacci of Sixteen. (Photos: Le Cirque, 312DD) Let's just pretend for one fabulous moment that we'...
Glazed is officially gone for good, but there's no need to shed a tear if you're looking for hoity-toity sweet treats.
I'm hoping the guys behind Imagine Festivals will be able to pull off the first-ever Chowdah Fest Chicago happening at the Columbia Yacht Club later this month.
These have fulfilled my criteria for a great farm-to-table restaurant: locally sourced organic food, cleanly cooked; not too pretentious; and most important of all, delicious and yummiful.