Displaying all articles tagged:


  1. Media
    Chris Pandel Tells The New York Times How To Clean MushroomsPandel in the NYT.
  2. Chefs
    Amanda Rockman Leaving The Bristol/Balena For New ProjectAmanda Rockman moves on.
  3. Events
    Highlights From Thomas Keller’s Event at BalenaThomas Keller’s choice bits from his Balena event Sunday.
  4. Awards
    Yusho, Balena Named to Bon Appétit’s Best New Restaurant ListTwo Chicago restaurants make Bon Appetit’s best 50 new restaurants.
  5. The Other Critics
    Sula Pokes at Big Bricks’ Smoker, Arnett Takes Shine To Dragon RanchThe critics take a look at Balena, Dragon Ranch Moonshine BBQ, Big Bricks and more.
  6. Mixologists
    Debbi Peek Leaves The Bristol/Balena For Southern Wine & SpiritsMixologist leaves The Bristol/Balena for Southern Wine & Spirits
  7. The Other Critics
    Vettel Rhapsodizes Balena; Sula Thinks Deeply About Frog n Snail’sVettel raves over Balena’s food, so why not four stars?
  8. The Other Critics
    Sula, Ruby Feel At Home At Balena Despite Some MissesCritics review Balena right and left, and mostly love it.
  9. The Other Critics
    Vettel Likes Food, Gets Made at Nellcôte; Kramer Goes Undercover to Crack BalenaTwo critics deal with getting recognized at local restaurants.
  10. Bread Service
    Shelling Out for the Good LoafWhat’s the deal with all these places that charge you for bread?
  11. What To Eat
    What To Eat at Balena, Opening TomorrowChris Pandel’s Italian-focused restaurant opens tomorrow.
  12. Chefs
    The Bristol Closed This Week; See Rockman Make Desserts For BalenaThe Bristol gets a polish and new equipment this week.
  13. Video Feed
    Video: Chris Pandel Talks, Makes Handmade Pasta at BalenaChris Pandel talks making all of his pasta in-house by hand at the upcoming Balena.
  14. Food TV
    Amanda Rockman Experiences ‘Death by Funnel Cake’ on ‘Top Chef: Just Desserts’The Bravo TV show aired last night.
  15. Video Feed
    Watch Chris Pandel Deliver Pizza for BalenaChris Pandel is working for the tips.
  16. Logo
    Behold Balena’s Logo And Its Upside ‘a’
  17. Neighborhood Watch
    City Provisions Celebrates One Year; Slow Food Launches ‘The $5 Challenge’Plus: Elate gets a new chef, and check out the preview pic of Balena.
  18. Quickfire
    Izard’s Quickfire Skills Prevail, Wins Second Boka ChallengeHopefully this game keeps going.
  19. Interview
    The Bristol’s John Ross Discusses Balena and Working with BokaBalena plans to open in the fall.