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THE RELUCTANT CARRYOUT CHEF: RICK BAYLESS HAD LITTLE USE FOR TAKEOUT, UNTIL IT BECAME HIS ONLY OPTION

Rick Bayless has never ordered takeout. But now he's adapting his restaurants in a big way to stay viable and to save employee jobs.

BUY MERCH. SUPPORT YOUR FAVORITE CHICAGO RESTAURANTS AND BARS

With many local bars and restaurants suffering, we've compiled some of our favorite merch items, perfect for Small Business Saturday...

 
 
 

BAYLESS EMBRACES CARRYOUT

Chef Rick Bayless is adapting his Frontera Grill and Topolobampo restaurants for takeout. Earlier this month, Bayless launched Topolo...

MCHENRY COUNTY STATE'S ATTORNEY SAYS HE WON'T ENFORCE ILLINOIS' BAN ON INDOOR DINING IN RESTAURANTS

McHenry County's top prosecutor announced Wednesday that his office will not enforce Gov. J.B. Pritzker's order to ban indoor dining...

 
 
 

GOODBYE VISTA TOWER, HELLO ST. REGIS. CHICAGO'S NEWEST SKYSCRAPER HAS A NEW NAME, NEW HOTEL AND A RESTAURANT DEAL WITH ALINEA GROUP

Chicago's third-tallest skyscraper is getting a new name, just weeks before Vista Tower's first residents move in. The project's new...

THE BEST BOURBON COUNTY BEERS OF 2020? WE CRUNCH THE NUMBERS AHEAD OF BLACK FRIDAY RELEASE

Tallying the Bourbon County rankings for Goose Island's 2020 lineup: What do beer writers think of this year's releases?

 
 
 

FROM CHICAGO TO LA, INTELLIGENTSIA'S LEGACY AS A PIONEER INCLUDES A CADRE OF SPINOFF ROASTERS NATIONWIDE

Chicago roaster's role in specialty coffee goes beyond sourcing and brewing. It's generated an extended family of spinoff roasters

ACADIA CHEF RYAN MCCASKEY SUES FORMER EMPLOYEE AND LAWYER WHO ALLEGED CYBER HARASSMENT

Acadia chef Ryan McCaskey sues former employee for defamation and false accusations in a no contact and harassment case.

 
 
 

CAFE MARIE-JEANNE, THE BELOVED HUMBOLDT PARK RESTAURANT, CLOSING MONDAY

The French-inspired restaurant says that its last day is Monday.

COVID-19 THANKSGIVING FEAST WILL BE CHEAPEST IN A DECADE

The average overall cost of a traditional Thanksgiving dinner for 10 this year is $46.90, down 4% from last year, according to the...

 
 
 

YOUR COMPLETE THANKSGIVING GUIDE: FROM SHOPPING TO TURKEY TO PIES - AND THEN LEFTOVERS

All our Thanksgiving recipes in one place, plus a seven-day countdown, 30 great sides, how-tos on carving, and where to order in turkey...

RATHER THAN BATTLE THROUGH A WINTER OF COVID-19, SOME CHICAGO RESTAURANTS MAKE A SIMPLER CALCULATION: CLOSE UNTIL SPRING

Without outdoor seating or indoor seating , trying to operate solely on takeout and delivery makes no sense for some restaurants.

 
 
 

CRAVING COCKTAILS: GET YOUR DRINKS TO GO FOR THE HOLIDAYS FROM THESE 19 CHICAGO RESTAURANTS

We've rounded up 19 Chicago spots serving adult beverages from their counter to yours.

HOW TO WHIP UP A STELLAR POT PIE FROM THANKSGIVING LEFTOVERS

For a glorious Black Friday pot pie, fill it with turkey and roasted veggies from your leftovers; then whip up an easy sauce to bring...

 
 
 

CHICAGO CITY COUNCIL TO CONSIDER CAPPING DELIVERY APP FEES

Delivery fees charged to Chicago restaurants by third-party delivery companies such as GrubHub and Uber Eats would get capped at 10%...

2 CHICAGO RESTAURANTS MAKE ESQUIRE'S BEST NEW RESTAURANTS LIST

The writers crisscrossed the nation by auto, eating outdoors and via carryout to compile the list.

 
 
 

NEW BRIDGEPORT TAKEOUT RESTAURANT OPENS TODAY, FEEDING GUESTS FOR FREE IN A PAY-IT-FORWARD MODEL

Community Canteen Kitchen is a new restaurant embedded at Kimski in Bridgeport, and it's feeding guests for free.

DROWN YOUR 2020 ANXIETY IN GRAVY. HERE'S HOW TO MAXIMIZE YOUR TURKEY'S OUTPUT

Sure, gravy is an automatic part of most Thanksgiving celebrations. But what if you cooked the turkey to maximize both the quality...

 
 
 

WHAT WE'LL MISS THIS THANKSGIVING: FAMILY DISHES PACKED WITH MEMORIES. SO WE'RE MAKING THEM TO BRING DISTANT LOVED ONES HOME

What we'll miss this Thanksgiving: Family dishes packed with memories and flavor. So we're making them to bring distant loved ones...

CRUZ BLANCA BECAME CHICAGO'S KING OF BARREL-AGED BEERS LAST SPRING. DOES THE 2020 LINEUP RETAIN THE CROWN?

This year's lineup, which debuts this weekend, sees Cruz Blanca unfurl its biggest barrel-aged lineup to date.

 
 
 



Chicken Picatta

Chicken Picatta

A simple pan sauce made with capers, butter, white wine, chicken stock and lemon juice envelop chicken cutlets in the traditional Chicken Piccata recipe made in episode 101 of... Read more ...

Burgers & Griddle Corn - Sound of Flavor

Burgers & Griddle Corn - Sound of Flavor

Burgers sizzling on the grill is the definitive sound of summer in America. Hamburgers with 80 lean meat and 20 fat, that are featured in this video, makes juicier, more... Read more ...

Beer Bread Tasting with Grandkids - FUNNY!

Beer Bread Tasting with Grandkids - FUNNY!

This is a tasting from the end of my Italian Beer Bread episode where I have two of my grandchildren tasting the bread with me. This is my favorite tasting! I've never... Read more ...

The Best Glasses for Cold Beer

The Best Glasses for Cold Beer

There are few greater moments than taking the first sip of a refreshing cold beer. We'd argue it's one of life's most precious pleasures. But, one of life's... Read more ...

15 Plant-Based Food and Cooking Gifts For Your Vegan Loved Ones

15 Plant-Based Food and Cooking Gifts For Your Vegan Loved Ones

Every year around the holidays, there is no shortage of cooking gift guides full of fancy olive oil and beautiful candy-colored cookware. While these kinds of guides are great... Read more ...

Weekend reading: Jennifer Clapp's 3rd edition of Food

Weekend reading: Jennifer Clapp's 3rd edition of Food

Jennifer Clapp. Food. 3 rd edition. Polity Press, 2020. I did a blurb for this one, as I did for the previous two editions: In this newly updated edition of Food, Jennifer... Read more ...

10 Great Black Friday Weekend Deals For Whiskey Lovers (2020)

10 Great Black Friday Weekend Deals For Whiskey Lovers (2020)

At the end of a long day, there's nothing like a glass of Lagavulin, Johnny Walker, or Blanton's to finish things off on a high note. If you prefer a dram of fantastic whiskey... Read more ...

The Nine Best Sweet Vermouths for Your Manhattan

The Nine Best Sweet Vermouths for Your Manhattan

The Manhattan is easily the most famous of the cocktails named after New York's five boroughs and by far the best. A carefully balanced mix of whiskey , sweet vermouth , and... Read more ...

Next Round: James O'Brien, Owner of Brooklyn's Popina, on Pivoting to...

Next Round: James O'Brien, Owner of Brooklyn's Popina, on Pivoting to Fast-Casual During Covid-19

Airing between regular episodes of the VinePair Podcast, “Next Round” explores the ideas and innovations that are helping drinks businesses adapt in a time of unprecedented... Read more ...

10 Things You Should Know About The Prisoner Wine Company

10 Things You Should Know About The Prisoner Wine Company

Born in Rutherford, Napa Valley, The Prisoner began as a little-known red blend, created by winemaker Dave Phinney in 2000, but the brand quickly garnered a huge fan base... Read more ...

6 Batched Holiday Cocktails

6 Batched Holiday Cocktails

Prepping the Pitchers The holiday season has arrived, and a little cheer is in order for us all. While we're limiting the number of place settings this year, we're still... Read more ...

Slow Food Uganda Celebrates Five Years

Slow Food Uganda Celebrates Five Years

Since 2015 Slow Food Uganda has been gradually growing with a range of activities greatly impacting the communities toward biodiversity conservation, food education, and... Read more ...

Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving

Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving

A gift cartoon from Cagle . Enjoy the day. Stay safe. Stay sane. Read more ...