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Big Star Getting Enclosed Patio For Winter

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Many Chicagoans spent countless hours this summer on Big Star's patio. Sipping Tecate with friends while sharing perfect guacamole and tacos al pastor...

PHOTOS: Chicago Restaurants Get Creative With Pumpkin Dishes

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Fall in Chicago is pretty perfect. The weather tends to behave, the streets are lined with vibrant colored trees and we are reminded of youth with Hal...

Cooking Up A Cure Celebrity Chef Event

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Calling all foodies! Cooking Up A Cure is happening tonight--bringing some fantastic local chefs to the West Loop for some food, wine and charity. C...

Meet Chicago's Young Pastry Stars

NBC Chicago | Kate Bernot | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Pastry has returned to the spotlight, and it has nothing to do with cupcakes or Seth Caro's televised fits of hysteria. As restaurants like Lula Cafe,...

Chicago's Biggest Vegan Party (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago VeganMania united Chicago's vegans this weekend at its second annual event. The event was produced by EarthSave Chicago and aimed to celebrat...

Dolinsky Picks Five Best Spots For Smoked Fish

Steve Dolinsky (Vocalo) | Steve Dolinksy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

1. Hagen's (5635 W. Montrose Ave., 773-283-1944) Because they've been around so long their live, wood smoker has been grandfathered in, and they'll sm...

Edna's Closes: Historic Soul Food Spot Shuts Its Doors After 44 Years

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A month after Edna Stewart's death, her namesake restaurant on the West Side -- responsible for feeding the civil rights movement including Martin Lut...

WATCH: Lou Malnati's And Pizzeria Uno Face Off On Travel Channel's 'Food Wars'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Love it or hate it, deep dish pizza is a Chicago staple. While many of us have different opinions on the best deep dish in town, Lou Malnati's and Piz...

Chick-fil-A Madness: Crowds Already Gathering For Aurora Opening

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

When we heard about it on an episode of "This American Life," we couldn't quite believe it: hundreds of diehard Chick-fil-A fans camping out--sometime...

Michelin Chicago Guide Coming In November: Joins New York And San Francisco In Culinary Excellence

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The esteemed Michelin guide plans to produce an edition for Chicago's restaurants, providing an official stamp of approval on the city...

PHOTOS: Eating (Well) On The Cheap In Chicago

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

You don't have to spend a fortune to eat well in Chicago, and while fine dining gems like Alinea keep winning awards, our cheap fare is getting some a...

Chicago's Purple Pig Makes Bon Appetit's Best New Restaurants List

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago's new pork paradise, The Purple Pig, has been getting rave reviews from locals for months--and now it is bound to have the tourists lining up....

Healthy Eating At The Taste Of Chicago: A How To Guide

Chicagoist | Jordan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

2010 Taste of Chicago is set to kick off on June 24th. If you equate the Taste with a day of over-indulgence, heartburn, or an all-around assault to y...

Edna Stewart, Chicago's Soul Food Queen, Dies At 72

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Family members say Chicago cook and restaurant owner Edna Stewart, whose West Side establishment was almost as famous for its political clientele as i...

Chicago Food Trucks: Chef Trying To Change Chicago's Street Food Laws

Chicago Tribune | Monica Eng, Tribune Reporter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Barring any last-minute delays, Matt Maroni will open a tiny sandwich shop in Edgewater this week. He's calling it "gaztro-wagon." The 13-seat shop...

Dining At Navy Pier: Your Best Bets

Gapers Block | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Navy Pier is Illinois's number one tourist destination; home of Chicago Public Radio, Chicago Children's Museum and Chicago Shakespeare Theater; hub o...

Twitter War: Graham Elliot Bowles Vs. Chicago Magazine

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The relationship between chef and food critic is obviously not an ideal one--and this week one Chicago magazine writer made a very, very vocal enemy. ...

PHOTOS: Celebrating Illinois Food, Canadian Style

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Americans in Canada represented the Midwest this weekend, serving up Chicago favorites at the American embassy in Ottawa during their Independence Day...

Chicago Chef 'Johnny Casserole' Will Bring A Hot Dish To Your Doorstep

Chicago Reader | Posted by mamaSandra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Last Thursday evening I had mouths to feed, but I was floundering way beyond a deadline, and just in front of a flight out of town early the next morn...

Portfolio Mag Names The 100 Most Fun Cities In The U.S.: Did Yours Make The Cut? (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

People have different things in mind when deciding whether to visit (or move) to a new city. Sure, things like jobs, schools and safety are important-...

PHOTOS: Lollapalooza's AMAZING Food Lineup Revealed

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Lollapalooza's big, impressive lineup has met its match: some of Chicago's best chefs and restaurants are now on board to provide food to festival goe...

Chicago Magazine Names BEST Chicago Restaurants Of All Time (PHOTOS, POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

To celebrate their 40th anniversary, Chicago magazine has been releasing Top 40 lists of the records, restaurants and movies that epitomize Chicago. T...

Taste Of Chicago To Suburban Vendors: No Thanks

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It's Taste of Chicago -- not Taste of Chicagoland, Taste of Schaumburg or Taste of Riverside. That's the message City Hall is delivering to suburban ...

Baconfest: A Celebration Of Those Fatty Strips Of Pork You Know And Love

The A.V. Club Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Until Baconfest this past Saturday, there hasn't been so much concentrated excitement and enthusiasm over fatty strips of pork in one place since Begg...

A Fresh Oasis Thrives In A Chicago Food Desert

Chicago News Cooperative | RACHEL CROMIDAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Willie Montgomery and his well-worn Ford Crown Victoria have become an unlikely sign of progress in solving Chicago's long-standing problem of so-call...