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  1. Lists
    Michelin Releases 2014 Chicago Star RatingsThe city now has more starred restaurants than ever before.
  2. Slideshow
    Slideshow: Spiaggia’s Reimagined Classics Pasta Tasting MenuA look at the cheeky, updated versions of classic dishes like “fettuccine alfredo” and “veal parm.”
  3. Foodievents
    Tennessee and Tuscan Truffles at SpiaggiaBlackberry Farm chef descends upon Spiaggia for a Friends of James Beard House truffle dinner.
  4. Maketing Gimmicks
    Learn to Cook a Few Things With Tony MantuanoThe Spiaggia chef
  5. Events
    Remembering Henry Bishop, With Spiaggia Sommelier Smackdown on November 14Spiaggia will raise money for cancer on November 14.
  6. 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.
  7. Top Chef
    Top Cheffy News: Izard Speaks, Mantuano and Grueneberg CompeteUpcoming events with Stephanie Izard, Tony Mantuano and Sarah Grueneberg.
  8. Quickfire Challenges
    Spiaggia Hosts ‘Top Chef’ Throwdown Jan. 21Top Chef’s Sarah Grueneberg is about to get hit with another quickfire challenge against a fellow Top Cheffer—her boss.
  9. Gift Guide
    Last Minute Gifts For Chicago Food ObsessivesLast minute gifts for every procrastinator.
  10. Celebrity Sightings
    Oprah Celebrates Last Taping at SpiaggiaOprah celebrated with a close group of friends after the final show.
  11. Lists
    Are Dolinsky’s Favorite Italian Restaurants Certifiably Authentic?Chicago has loads of authentic Italian restaurants.
  12. Neighborhood Watch
    Watch Mexican Cooking Demo at Mercadito; Pay Tribute to Johnny Cash at Big StarPlus: Terzo Piano hosts porkcentric dinner, and The Publican welcomes Prune chef.
  13. Lists
    Are These the Most Authentic Italian Restaurants in Town? Being a certified authentic Italian restaurant is easier than you thought.
  14. Gift Guide
    The Grub Street Gift Guide, Part 2: Expert PicksSam Calagione, Ruth Reichl, José Andrés, and more give us their holiday gift picks.
  15. Michelin
    Michelin Guide Released Early; Alinea and L2O Get Three StarsThe Chicago Michelin guide was released early.
  16. Neighborhood Watch
    Ming Tsai Teams up with Takashi; Share Your Strength Benefit at SpiaggiaPlus: The Purple Pig releases a new menu, and there is a Groupon today for The Purple Pig.
  17. Lists
    Dolinsky Picks the Best Places to ProposeSpiaggia nabs the top spot for places to propose.
  18. Presidential Eats
    President Obama Celebrates Birthday at Graham ElliotGraham Elliot was humbled by the President’s appearance.
  19. Foodievents
    Play Bocce Ball with Tony Mantuano at the Nichols Farm and OrchardThe Spiaggia chef is offering an eventful trip to the farm.
  20. User Guides
    What’s the Most Expensive Dish in Chicago?A short list of the most expensive dishes in Chicago.
  21. Presidential Eats
    Where in S.F. Will Barack and Michelle Eat?The President and First Lady are in town tonight and tomorrow for Democratic fundraisers and we’re dying to know if they’ve got any restaurants on the agenda.
  22. James Beard Awards
    Beard Predictions: Outstanding RestaurantWill it be Babbo, Boulevard, Daniel, Highlands Bar & Grill, or Spiaggia?
  23. Lists
    Chicago’s Best Restaurants Ever, Per ChicagoAlinea named the most influential Chicago restaurant in history.
  24. Foodievents
    Watch Top Chef Masters With a Top Chef MasterTony Mantuano hosts a viewing party at Spiaggia next Wednesday.
  25. What to Eat
    Attack of the White TrufflesWhite truffles are back at Spiaggia
  26. Mediavore
    Celebrating A Presidential Anniversary; McDonald’s Unflagging Olympic SupportPlus: a new restaurant for Hyde Park; Padma Lakshmi’s weekend activities.
  27. The New York Diet
    Missy Robbins Would Be Happy to Give Fabio Viviani Her Bomboloni Recipe“My sous-chefs were drinking Negronis, a bunch of us were drinking 75s, and my chef de cuisine, Jeremy, enjoys wine. Not a hard-liquor drinker, that guy.”
  28. Foodievents
    Roasting Whole Pigs: So Hot Right NowThree high-profile pig roasts are happening this weekend.
  29. Lists
    Maxim’s 2009 Food AwardsThe lad mag presents their annual round up of favorite eats around the country.
  30. Back of the House
    Sarah Grueneberg Makes Spiaggia’s Kitchen Her OwnTake a slideshow tour of all three kitchens at Spiaggia, Barack and Michelle Obama’s favorite Chicago restaurant.
  31. Food Politics
    Cooking for the Obamas“They have very sophisticated eating habits.”
  32. Out of Town
    Restaurant BirthdaysChicago’s Spiaggia gave all of its customers free dinner last night.