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  1. The Grub Street Diet
    Brooks Headley Knows Food Is Better When It’s Stolen“Once you are granted permission, it’s no longer tasty or fun.”
  2. Lists
    Michelin Releases 2014 Chicago Star RatingsThe city now has more starred restaurants than ever before.
  3. Coming Soon
    Paul Kahan’s Gold Coast Restaurant Nico Opens in DecemberOne of this year’s most anticipated restaurants has a name and an opening date.
  4. Awards
    Paul Kahan Ties With David Chang For Outstanding Chef; Izard, Aviary WinnersKahan wins top prize… with David Chang.
  5. Awards
    Blackbird Team Leads Chicago Beard Restaurant Nominations; Grace, Spiaggia,Chicago nominees for Beard restaurant awards.
  6. The Other Critics
    Miller Recommends Winter Tipples, With PairingsVirginia Miller doesn’t mind a good winter cocktail.
  7. Neighborhood Watch
    Cocktails Tonight at Ferry Plaza; Nido Starts Dinner Service in OaklandAlso, Blackbird is now serving Bar Jars.
  8. Bars
    Get Election Day Drinks at Rye and Blackbird, But Don’t Go toCheck out some more election-themed deals and freebies, too.
  9. Neighborhood Watch
    Village Pub Hosts Harvest Dinner; Roam Opens Today on Fillmore; and MoreAlso, Blackbird is having some free-agent guest bartenders in the coming weeks.
  10. Neighborhood Watch
    Forbes Island Revises Their Menu; Blackbird Hosts Barrel-Aged Beer Party; andAlso, Yummy Yummy just opened in the Richmond.
  11. awards
    Lynn House Wins Grey Goose Competition, Off to Miami For FinalsLynn House of Blackbird wins punch competition.
  12. Mixologists
    See Lynn House Make You The Owner of a Lonely HeartLynn House mixes a cocktail for the owner of a lonely heart.
  13. Trends
    The Next Trend in Cocktails: Perfumes and Essential OilsWe’re already seeing it pop up at places like Big.
  14. Chefs
    Bryce Caron Joins graham elliot To Eliminate The Position of Pastry ChefBryce Caron talks about his new gig at graham elliot.
  15. Awards
    Blackbird, Public Works, Juanita More Among Nightlife WinnersAlso, Monarch won for Best Small Club.
  16. Exits
    Bryce Caron Let Go As Pastry Chef at Blackbird and AvecAward-winning pastry chef let go at Blackbird.
  17. Oeno-File
    Blackbird in the Castro Gets More Wine-FriendlyThey’re doing wine flights starting next month.
  18. Video Feed
    Hang With Paul Kahan in 10-Minute VideoFollow Paul Kahan around as he talks and eats his food philosophy.
  19. Awards
    Blackbird’s Bryce Caron Named Food & Wine Best Pastry ChefBlackbird pastry chef one of five honored.
  20. Openings
    Video Peek at Publican Quality Meats; David Posey’s Week Off in DCPublican Quality Meats starts opening, teases with new video.
  21. The Other Critics
    Vettel Gives Blackbird 4 Stars Despite It Being Blackbird; Kramer Says LulaBlackbird advances to four stars, Lula praised for art on a budget.
  22. Lists
    Check Out the Chicago Restaurants ‘Fit For Foodies’Here is where foodies apparently love to eat.
  23. Neighborhood Watch
    Meet the Market Visits Nightwood; Big Star Holds a Yard SaleBoth events are for charity.
  24. Chef Shuffles
    Bryce Caron Returns to Blackbird as Executive Pastry ChefCaron will replace Patrick Fahy, who left a month ago.
  25. Chef Shuffles
    Pastry Chef Shuffles: Patrick Fahy Moves to Sofitel HotelSofitel fills its executive pastry chef position with another top talent.
  26. Neighborhood Watch
    Patrick Fahy Leaves Blackbird; Patrick Firkin & Pheasant Changes Name to MichaelPlus: Have your wedding at Blackbird, and Hot Doug’s offers a charity sausage.
  27. Video Feed
    How to Make a Prison Tamale at HomeYou will never go hungry again.
  28. Neighborhood Watch
    RIA Gets into Spring with Lamb Dinner; McFadden’s Offers Rainy Day DrinkPlus: Green Zebra celebrates its birthday, and Blackbird hosts Blackbird Vineyards.
  29. Sandwiches
    Today’s Sandwich News: The Stew Eats One a Day for April, Wilco ReviewsBecause everyone loves sandwiches.
  30. WTF
    Chicago Chefs React to Outed L.A. CriticChefs respond the outing of the L.A. critic.
  31. Booze You Can Use
    Blackbird Has a New Drink Named in Honor of Kenny PowersThe winter cocktail menus at Blackbird, Ame, and Rickhouse are unveiled.
  32. Quote of the Day
    Kahan Wonders What HappenedWhy did Avec not win them over?
  33. Michelin
    Michelin Guide Released Early; Alinea and L2O Get Three StarsThe Chicago Michelin guide was released early.
  34. Battles
    David Posey Enters the Franks ‘n’ Dawgs Iron Dawg BattleDavid Posey gets into the competitive sausage making ring.
  35. Foodievents
    Tickets Available Now for the Girl & the Goat Pork-Centric DinnerThe Girl & the Goat will open its doors to an impressive collection of area chefs and one huge pig.
  36. Lists
    OpenTable Ranks America’s Foodiest RestaurantsThe rankings were based on users’ responses.
  37. Video Feed
    Paul Kahan Cooks on NightlinePaul Kahan cooks for the Nightline crew.
  38. Chef Shuffle
    Blackbird Gets a New Chef de CuisineMike Sheerin is moving on to an unnamed new project.
  39. Foodievents
    Arctic Char Stars At Two PartiesChef dinners at Blackbird and Kith & Kin highlight the sustainable (and yummy) wild Arctic char.
  40. Chef Shuffle
    Stephanie Prida Is the New Executive Pastry Chef for Balsan and RiaThe acclaimed new chef meets the acclaimed new restaurant.
  41. Charity
    Dine Out for Charity this Week to Help the Gulf CoastThe national charity will help raise money for people along the Gulf of Mexico.
  42. Chef Shuffle
    Lynn House Is the New Mixologist at BlackbirdThe mixologist has honed her skills at the Drawing Room and Graham Elliot.
  43. Awards
    Bayless Wins Yet Again at 2010 Jean Banchet AwardsBlackbird and Sepia also walked away with plenty of awards.
  44. Trends
    It’s Official: Choucroute Garnie is the New HotnessOne of our predictions for big trends to watch is corroborated by TOC.
  45. Foodievents
    Restaurant Week Is Upon Us, Again and Again and AgainThree Restaurant Weeks descend on Chicago, running from this week through mid-February.
  46. Back of the House
    Inside Blackbird’s Pastry Kitchen with Chef Patrick FahyA step-by-step guide to making Blackbird’s best winter dessert, the milk chocolate crémeux with butternut squash, gingerbread and horchata sorbet.
  47. Carnivoracious
    Spicy Chorizo Macarons: A Cookie’s Leap to SavoryBlackbird chef Mike Sheerin makes a spicy chorizo macaron.
  48. Trends
    Mangalitsa ManiaChefs from Boka, Vie, Perennial, The Bristol, Blackbird, and The Signature Room are all under the spell of this fuzzy pig.
  49. Taco Loco
    When in Chicago, Thomas Keller and David Chang Go For TacosKeller goes out for tacos with Achatz, while Chang gets spotted at Big Star
  50. Thanksgiving
    Paleolithic Turkey and Good-Luck Noodles: Thanksgiving at Home with ChicagoMike Sheerin, Kristine Subido, Ryan Poli, and more share their Thanksgiving plans and mishaps.
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