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  • July 23, 2014

    Grill Grapes, Blow Minds

    ("Grill Grapes, Blow Minds", GQ Magazine, July 21, 2014)
    You want a showstopping appetizer that takes literally one minute to cook? Try these grilled red grapes with gooey burrata cheese, a flavor-bomb recipe from chef Jeff Mahin. The dish has become a staple at his Stella Barra Pizzerias in L.A. and Chicago and is your new jam in late summer. "While using gas or charcoal to make it is fine, I prefer a screaming-hot wood grill," Mahin says. "Just remember that when cooking with wood, you want to cook over glowing ruby red coals rather than the flame...
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  • July 23, 2014

    Aw, Shucks: The Best Raw Bars in Chicago

    ("Aw, Shucks", Tastingtable.com, July 22, 2014)
    From buck-a-shuck oysters at a romantic champagne hideaway to seafood towers at a swank downtown hub, Chicago has plenty of places to enjoy the ocean's most coveted bivalves and their spiny brethren. In no particular order, here are seven of our favorite raw bars with which you ought to get acquainted. Shaw's Crab HouseHappy hour isn't just about drinks at this seafood institution: Monday through Friday, between 4 and 6 p.m., score half-price shucked-to-order oysters ($15 for a dozen, $7.50...
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  • July 2, 2014

    Bub City to Host Second Annual Windy City Smokeout July 11 - 13

    Tickets to the premiere BBQ and Country Music Festival in the Midwest now on saleCHICAGO – Bub City’s second annual Windy City Smokeout will return this summer on Friday, July 11 – Sunday, July 13, 2014 at Grand Street and the Chicago River. More than 10,000 guests per day are expected to come down to this year’s Festival to taste BBQ offerings from some of the best pitmasters in Chicago and around the country all while enjoying a lineup of live country music. In addition to bringing together...
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  • July 2, 2014

    Ramen-san Brings Neighborhood Ramen Shop to River North

    CHICAGO – R.J., Jerrod and Molly Melman along with Chef/Partner Doug Psaltis expand their growing roster of restaurants with Ramen-san, a 90-seat, neighborhood ramen restaurant and bar opened on May 12, 2014 in River North. Ramen-san offers diners a menu reflective of traditional ramen dishes made with house-made broths, all natural proteins and traditional and non-traditional Japanese add-ons. In conceptualizing the new ramen spot, the partners logged nearly 6,290 miles and countless bowls of...
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