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Michael Nagrant

  1. User's Guide
    The Chicago Sandwich RegisterSee 30 of our city’s finest specimens.
  2. Booze News
    When Life Gives You Bad Beer, Make BierbrandKoval teams with Metropolitan brewing to make Bierbrand
  3. What To Eat
    Seinfeld Fans Rejoice, Big Salad Coming to DMK Burger BarMichael Kornick’s Burger Bar Menu Debuts
  4. TV Land
    Chicago’s Pickle King to Battle Morimoto, Viewing Party SetPaul Virant battles on Iron Chef on November 1st
  5. What to Eat
    The Star of Gemini BistroJason Paskewitz crabcake redeems a tired classic.
  6. Openings
    French Fry Testing at Edzo’sEdzo’s owner Eddie Lakin trys to make the perfect French fry
  7. Cookbooks
    Q&A: Sarah Levy Dishes On Her New CookbookThe owner of Sarah’s Candies discussed her new cookbook.
  8. What To Eat
    Gabbin’ About Old Town SocialThe salumi and salt cod is fine at Old Town Social
  9. Chef Shuffle
    Tim Graham Out, Anthony Martin in at TRUThere’s a chef shake-up at Tru.
  10. Marketing Gimmicks
    Intelligentsia Brews Up a New Coffeemaking FormulaIntelligentsia unveils another coffee brewing method
  11. TV Land
    Check Please! Goes High Def, Alpana Singh Has a Sleek New BobThe new season of Check Please! will look sharp.
  12. Back of the House
    Tired and Frayed Rick Bayless Serves ‘Crap’ at XocoRick Bayless shows signs of stress during Xoco opening
  13. Openings
    Paul Kahan Taqueria Project Gets A Name: Big StarBig Star set to debut in early winter
  14. Marketing Gimmicks
    Monster Gyros Haunt Vernon HillsVernon Hills diner serves a caloric monstrosity
  15. The Other Critics
    Bruno Likes Taxim, Gemini Bistro, Continues to Describe Food as ‘rubble’Sun Times critic Pat Bruno reviews Taxim and Gemini Bistro
  16. Marketing Gimmicks
    Free Bugs Bunny Stew at LockwoodPhillip Foss offers a free rabbit dinner.
  17. What to Eat
    Attack of the White TrufflesWhite truffles are back at Spiaggia
  18. Openings
    The Chugging at New Line Tavern Starts TuesdayNew Line Tavern serves bar food in the old Powerhouse restaurant space
  19. Openings
    Michigan Avenue to Smell Like Caramel Corn, Again.Loop stalwart Garrett Popcorn to reopen on the Magnificent Mile
  20. Marketing Gimmicks
    Want to be Top Chef Stephanie Izard’s Sous Chef?A chance to cook with Stephanie Izard at her next Wandering Goat dinner
  21. The Other Critics
    Xoco Rising, Cluckers Chicken a Cheap Eats Gem, Falafill is FantasticTribune and Time Out Agree Xoco is great
  22. What To Eat
    Great Éclairs in Noble SquareLa Farine artisanal bakery opens in Noble Square
  23. Openings
    Uptown Gets a New Pizza JointUptown gets a new pizza, tiramisu, and pasta joint
  24. Chef Shuffle
    Shawn McClain Out, Aaron Deal In as Executive Chef of Custom HouseAaron Deal, (formerly of Charleston, South Carolina spot Tristan), taking over for Shawn McClain at Custom House
  25. Interiors
    Checking out Folklore, Chicago’s New Argentine Meat EmporiumFolklore is a bigger shinier version of it’s Lakeview sibling Tango Sur