Author: Maggie Hennessy


Part of a spread at Esme. // Photography courtesy of Esme

The RundownChicago

Five Things to Know About Esmé, Opening in Lincoln Park

Before you go to a restaurant, what do you want — or need — to know most? In our series…

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Chef FeaturesChicago

At Chicago’s Perilla, Intention Runs Deeper Than Dinner

At every pre-shift meeting, Perilla partner and general manager Thomas Oh starts with a variation on the same question: “What…

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Photo courtesy of Chikatana

The Hit ListChicago

The July Hit List: Chikatana, Ms. Biscuit, Little Wild, Shang Noodle, and More

It’s officially SummertimeCHI, and our favorite restaurants are dutifully rolling out frosé and every kind of patio seating. The city’s…

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The Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki, with noodles, notably different from Gaijin's Osaka-style version.. // Photo by Regan Baroni

Dish By DishChicago

The Japanese and Midwestern Roots of Paul Virant’s Gaijin, in Six Dishes

A sultry slip of a restaurant beneath the El tracks in the bustling West Loop, Gaijin is chef and owner…

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Some of the greatest hits on the menu at mfk.

InterviewsChicago

In a Changed World, mfk Seeks to Redefine the Neighborhood Restaurant

Married restaurant veterans Scott and Sari Worsham have, collectively, clocked some 60 years in the restaurant business. In the seven…

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The chicken-liver mousse at En Passant.

The Hit ListChicago

The June Hit List: En Passant, mfk, Giant, The Hot Dog Box, and More

Summer is upon us in Chicago, just in time for the city to loosen most of the restrictions that kept…

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Photo courtesy of Mi Tocaya Antojería

The Hit ListChicago

The May Hit List: Apolonia, Kapitan, Mi Tocaya Antojería, Fiya, and More

A flurry of openings and reopenings, the greening of the trees, and the recent expansion in vaccine eligibility has us…

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The RundownChicago

Everything You Need to Know About Andros Taverna

Before you go to a restaurant, what do you want — or need — to know most? In our series The…

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GuidesChicago

The Resy Guide to Date Night in Chicago

Whether it’s a first date or 30th anniversary dinner, date night should feel special, and a touch outside the ordinary.…

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The quesataco at Taquizo.

The Hit ListChicago

The April Hit List: Taquizo, Andros Taverna, SoJu BBQ, House of Fire, and More

In a Hit List edition fitting for spring, several new restaurant openings lend some much-needed hope for brighter days ahead.…

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