NEW AND NOTEWORTHY

Culinary Close-Up: Bí Nướng from HaiSous

The flavors of Vietnam come to life on the plate at HaiSous {1800 South Carpenter Street; 312.702.1303} in Pilsen. Drawing upon family recipes, street food trends, and traditional techniques, Chef Thai Dang has created an adventurous menu of original Vietnamese dishes that changes as quickly as the seasons. This fusion of old and new flavors is on full display in ... Read More »

Chicago’s Last Bite: A Korean Revelation

From top-tier table-top barbecue to authentic fried chicken, food from the Korean peninsula is certainly having its moment—with a unique, fusion spin. The following restaurants showcase some of the most ingenious, inventive interpretations of the region’s fare, but are always rooted in Seoul-ful traditions. No matter how casual or upscale you want to go, there’s something to fit every mood ... Read More »

Chicago Bartenders Spotlight: Dylan Grant from Robert’s Pizza

It’s no secret that Chicago is bursting at the seams with culinary talent from the kitchen, but too often in the shadows are the equally talented mixologists—spirit sages redefining the cocktail and reimagining our bar experience. One of these Chicago bartenders is Dylan Grant from Robert’s Pizza {465 North McClurg Court, Chicago; 312.265.1328}, who is getting us summer ready with ... Read More »

Fast Casual Gourmet: Chicago’s Easiest Spots for a Quick Meal

Beatrix Market {multiple locations} At Beatrix Market, you don’t need to sacrifice your health priorities — even if you’re in a bind for time. Offering large, self-serve salads, hot soups, fresh sandwiches, and a coffee bar, Beatrix gives patrons a quick, grab-and-go experience. Beatrix Market has locations in Streeterville, Fulton Market, the Loop, and at DePaul University’s Loop campus. While ... Read More »

FOOD AND DINING

Culinary Close-Up: Bí Nướng from HaiSous

The flavors of Vietnam come to life on the plate at HaiSous {1800 South Carpenter Street; 312.702.1303} in Pilsen. Drawing upon family recipes, street food trends, and traditional techniques, Chef Thai Dang has created an adventurous menu of original Vietnamese dishes that changes as quickly as the seasons. This fusion of old and new flavors is on full display in ... Read More »

Chicago’s Last Bite: A Korean Revelation

From top-tier table-top barbecue to authentic fried chicken, food from the Korean peninsula is certainly having its moment—with a unique, fusion spin. The following restaurants showcase some of the most ingenious, inventive interpretations of the region’s fare, but are always rooted in Seoul-ful traditions. No matter how casual or upscale you want to go, there’s something to fit every mood ... Read More »

Fast Casual Gourmet: Chicago’s Easiest Spots for a Quick Meal

Beatrix Market {multiple locations} At Beatrix Market, you don’t need to sacrifice your health priorities — even if you’re in a bind for time. Offering large, self-serve salads, hot soups, fresh sandwiches, and a coffee bar, Beatrix gives patrons a quick, grab-and-go experience. Beatrix Market has locations in Streeterville, Fulton Market, the Loop, and at DePaul University’s Loop campus. While ... Read More »

Green City Market: Making it Simple to Buy Local in Chicago

Trying to eat fresh while you’re at home? It’s easier than you think! You can now #stayathome and still stay connected to your local Midwest farmers by shopping online from Green City Market Delivered, or through the market’s new home delivery app.  They’re trying to make it as easy as possible for Chicagoans to continue to support our local farms ... Read More »

CULINARY PERSONALITIES

Chef’s Roundtable: At-Home Kitchen Hacks from Chicago’s Top Chefs

What’s your favorite kitchen hack for the at-home chef? Saul Roman, Executive Chef of Artango Bar & Steakhouse “For juicy and tasty Argentine short ribs, gaucho-style, the key is the slow-grilling of the meat. Make a steak rub of ground black pepper, red pepper, and salt and cover steaks with the rub on all sides. Heat a wood/charcoal grill to ... Read More »

In the Kitchen with Giancarlo Valera, Executive Chef of Tanta Chicago

Given the weather in Chicago right now, it’s totally understandable to want to take a trip to warmer destinations. We all miss the sun and the heat, and the idea of sipping a cool drink along the beach likely sounds like an absolute dream. But, even if you can’t take that perfect vacation, you can still get a taste of ... Read More »

In the Kitchen with Erik Baylis from Centre Street Kitchen

Centre Street Kitchen {1224 West Webster Avenue, Chicago;  312.815.1917} embraces an upbeat atmosphere, creating an environment that embraces community and the celebration of life. This comes from owner and restaurateur Erik Baylis, who is a cancer survivor, and created this latest venture to bridge his two passions—hospitality and giving back. He also strives to bring people together through food and ... Read More »

Chicago’s Top Independent Restaurateurs Right Now

A look inside the life: the rewards, the challenges, and everything in between PROSECCO Chicago DiningOut talks with nine independent restaurateurs who make our dining scene the quintessential culinary destination it is today. Without the same deep pockets as the ‘Big Box’ chains and large hospitality groups, these Chicagoland spots thrive against the odds. In honor of all independent restaurateurs, ... Read More »