Rick Bayless will square off against three other top chefs in a friendly battle of Mexican food and drink at Mod Mex & Mod Mix, a two-day event taking place Sept. 13 and 14 at Kendall College (900 N. North Branch St.).
The new Le Meridien Chicago-Oakbrook Center hotel (2100 Spring Rd., Oak Brook) won't debut until next month, but when it does, it will do so with a Latin-Spanish fusion restaurant called El Tapeo, which takes its name from the phrase "vamos de tapeo" (roughly, "let's go for tapas").
Rick Bayless , Graham Elliot, Thomas Lents and Matthias Merges will be part of a star-studded chef lineup creating a Charlie Trotter tribute dinner as part of Bon Appetit Presents Chicago Gourmet in September.
How are you going to get people to eat indoors when there are so many outdoor-dining options in the city and suburbs? Here are some of the best bets for dining under the sun and moon, divided in New, View and Tried-and-True categories.
The ; World Cup ;is under way, continuing through July 13. Because just about all the World Cup matches begin at 5 p.m. or earlier Chicago time, this is more an early-bar event than a restaurant thing. Nevertheless, a few restaurants are stepping up (and opening early).
Deuces are wild at Two restaurant, which gets its name because there are two owners, it's their second restaurant (the now-shuttered Zak's in Hinsdale was the first) and the West Town dining room has a "second life" by way of the reclaimed materials used in its decor.
For a few very long seconds, Alejandro Garibay thought the only thing between him and the street 103 stories below was the pane of glass quickly cracking as he sat on the Ledge on the side of Willis Tower .