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  1. Truckin'
    Too Much Heat Hinders Food Trucks From Moving ForwardWe’re going to have to wait a bit longer to see if food trucks can really get cooking.
  2. Tips
    You Should Make That Grace Reservation While You Still CanIt’s only a matter of time before the national media latches on, at which point it will be impossible to snag a table.
  3. Movies
    New Soul-Food Film Screening This Month at Chicago Cultural CenterThe film ‘Soul Food Junkies,’ will screen on January 19.
  4. Foodievents
    Tennessee and Tuscan Truffles at SpiaggiaBlackberry Farm chef descends upon Spiaggia for a Friends of James Beard House truffle dinner.
  5. Restaurant Week
    2013 Restaurant Week Participants RevealedThe list of participating restaurants for the sixth annual Chicago Restaurant Week is now live.
  6. Chefs Give Back
    Dale Levitski Latest Chef Offering up Charity PitasPeep what’s inside Falafill’s January pita pocket, and who’s behind the recipe.
  7. Maketing Gimmicks
    Learn to Cook a Few Things With Tony MantuanoThe Spiaggia chef
  8. The Other Critics
    The Other Critics: Kramer, Sula and Nagrant Agree That Fat Rice Delivers BigFat Rice, new Logan Square fusion restaurant, is the golden child of restaurants according to some of the city’s most influential critics.
  9. Lists
    Chicago Ranks High on List of Best ‘Top Chef’-helmed RestaurantsStephanie Izard is tops.
  10. Deals
    Get Your Pie Face On: Frasca Pizzeria’s National Pizza Week PromosA pizza a day should be the motto for Frasca during National Pizza week.
  11. Marketing Gimmicks
    Dragon Ranch Intros Late-Night ‘Country’ ConceptGet ready for “hillbilly” sandwiches and tempura-fried pickles.
  12. Deals
    Moto Goes Back in Time, Charges 2004 Prices for DinnerEat for less at Homaro Cantu’s restaurant through January 11.
  13. Events
    Highlights From Thomas Keller’s Event at BalenaThomas Keller’s choice bits from his Balena event Sunday.
  14. The Chain Gang
    Jimmy John’s Founder Taking on State’s TaxesFounder Jimmy John Liautaud is considering a move to Florida.
  15. Video Feed
    Frank Morgan’s Legacy ContinuesTwo Northwestern grads document the endeavors of Frank Morgan’s family to continue the legacy of the Q7 ranch.
  16. What To Eat
    Clutch Bar Now Serves Brunch and LunchThe West Town spot opening up for the daytime now.
  17. Philanthropy
    What to Eat (and Drink) in October to Support Breast Cancer ResearchCheck out which restaurants are giving back for Breast Cancer Awareness month.
  18. Foodievents
    Chicago Craft Spirits Week Starts MondayThe even runs through October 6.
  19. Intelligence
    DAS Will Snoot-ify German Food
  20. The Other Critics
    The Other Critics: The Wine Shines at City Winery, Everything But the Boeuf isThough City Winery was just built, Julia Kramer takes it down in a scathing review; and Mike Sula loves Bavette’s.
  21. Competitions
    It’s Your Chance to Mix it Up at Double AThe bar is hosting a cocktail competition.
  22. What To Eat
    Wave Debuts Chef Greg Elliott’s New MenuWave’s new exec chef, Greg Elliott, puts a bit of an Italian spin on farm-to-table classics.
  23. Video Feed
    Chicago Food Film Fest Back for Third HelpingCheck out the trailer for this year’s Food Film Fest.
  24. Congrats!
    Chicago Made it Onto One of Travel & Leisure’s Best Resto ListsA Chicago gem is hailed as one of the best Italian spots in Chicago.
  25. The Other Critics
    The Other Critics: Kramer Relishes Trenchermen, while Dragon Ranch Leaves BadThe highs and lows of Trenchermen and Dragon Ranch from Kramer and Sula.
  26. Video Feed
    Don’t Fear The Reaper’s Fifth Course of iNG’s Rock & Metal MenuThe fifth course in iNG’s Rock & Metal menu.
  27. What To Eat
    What to Eat at LM Bistro, Now OpenLincoln Square’s LM le restaurant is reborn as LM Bistro in River North.
  28. Chefs Behaving Badly
    Short Fuse: Schwa Chef Arrested for Fireworks FiascoThese damn kids and their fireworks!
  29. Coming Soon
    Sandwich Spot Chuck’s Manufacturing Taking Over China Grill SpaceChuck’s Manufacturing to open in old China Grill spot.
  30. Numbering Crunching
    RM Champagne Salon By the NumbersThat’s 37 sabered bottles!
  31. Charlie Trotter Watch
    And the Charlie Trotter Profiles Just Keep ComingThe latest: Andrew Friedman gets a taste of Trotter at his home in Chicago.
  32. Books
    The Meatloaf Bakery is Coming To a Store Near YouYou can have your (meatloaf) cupcake, and read it too!
  33. What to Eat
    What to Eat at City Winery, Now OpenGet ready for a music-inspired menu.
  34. Coming Soon
    Meatheads Coming Soon: An Alternative to Epic Burger?Meatheads is expanding to the city.
  35. Openings
    Winemaking in the City: First Look at City Winery, Opening TonightThe long awaited New York import, City Winery, opens to much fanfare.
  36. Congrats!
    Prasino Turns OnePrasino celebrated its one-year anniversary on Monday night.
  37. Foodievents
    Yes, Kids & Liquor Can (Kind of) MixThis fundraiser for kids will appeal to foodie adults as well.
  38. Foodievents
    The Food Truck Social Rumbles Back Into Town August 25The popular event is back next week.
  39. Pastry Chefs
    Rollin’ in the Dough: Leigh Omilinsky Replaces Patrick Fahy at SofitelSofitel’s got a new pastry chef.
  40. Chefs
    Some Highlights From Charlie Trotter’s Enormous Town & Country MagJay McInerney sits down with Charlie to give readers a glimpse into his life.
  41. Video Feed
    Win Dinner at Moto with iNG’s Fourth Video InstallmentBonus: Blue Oyster Cult!
  42. Neighborhood Watch
    Hamburger Hop Tix Go Live; Kitchen Walk Kick-Off Party; Wine Dinner in Honor ofYou can now purchase tickets for Chicago Gourmet’s Hamburger Hop; Sepia is celebrating Austrian Riesling on Friday; eat for dignity at Designs for Dignity Kitchen Walk Kick-Off party.
  43. Recipes
    Make Giuseppe Tentori’s Rockfish Taco with Powdered ChicharronesGiuseppe Tentori shares his August taco of the month recipe with us.
  44. Events
    Get Out Your Wallet and Make It Rain on Harvest Moon FarmsHelp Harvest Moon Farms garner the financial support they need at one of these fundraising events.
  45. Events
    A Dinner to Fête Julia Child: Bon Appétit!Julia Child’s and her legacy are immortalized in Jared van Camp’s commemoration dinner of the 100th anniversary of her birth.
  46. What You Missed
    Lillie’s Q, James Beard and Katherine McKenna: Matches Made in Culinary HeavenCharlie McKenna and Lillie’s Q headed East to the James Beard House, but will be back for a charity dinner in Chicago on August 21.
  47. Openings
    Nesh Grill, Yet Another Med Loop Spot, Opens TodayNesh Grill in the Loop officially opens its doors today.