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Your guide to eating, drinking and cooking in Chicago.

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Venison loin with chimichurri: Jack Hennessy’s “Braising the Wild”

Jack Hennessy comes with a cut above in venison loin with chimichurri for "Braising the Wild."

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DMen Tap struts German street food cred

The Avondale bar, at 2849 W. Belmont Ave., is known for its döner kebabs and currywurst.

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Taco Bell recalls 2.3M pounds of seasoned beef from restaurants in Illinois, 20 other states

The company said metal shavings may have contaminated the beef.

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Two ‘Game of Thrones’ stars visited Alinea over the weekend and were served a course on a replica sword

Grant Achatz, the chef and co-owner of the restaurant, is such a fan of the show that his staff had given him the sword as a holiday gift one year.

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Menu planner: You’ll go nuts for pecan-crusted tilapia with Italian salsa

Thinking ahead to your next few meals? Here are some main dishes and sides to try.

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Carlsberg brewery working on paper beer bottles

Danish company rolls out two prototype containers that it says are fully recyclable.

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Blue Bell recall on some Butter Crunch ice cream for possible foreign object

Most of the half gallons were distributed to stores in the southern U.S., including Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina.

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Kie-Gol-Lanee aces tamales, Oaxacan cuisine

The Uptown restaurant made the prestigious Michelin Guide’s Bib Gourmand list for 2020.

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The Glenlivet stirs up controversy after showcasing new whisky capsules that look like detergent pods

The capsules are only available at one London bar during London Cocktail week, which ends Sunday, the company says.

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Menu planner: Go tropical and try bacon-wrapped pork with mango-basil relish

Thinking ahead to your next few meals? Here are some main dishes and sides to try.

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McRib season begins at thousands of McDonald’s

The pork sandwich returns to menus for a limited time starting this week.

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Fire shuts down Gene & Georgetti restaurant in River North

The owners of the family-run River North steakhouse, which was opened in 1941, announced the closure in a statement Saturday morning.

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Rick Bayless, Windy City Playhouse team up for theatrical project, while chef’s new restaurant is set for Willis Tower

Bayless has been an ardent supporter of Chicago’s theater community, having starred in "Cascabel" at Lookingglass Theatre in 2014.

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It’s National Taco Day. Here’s where to get free tacos, other deals

Oct. 4 is National Taco Day, and national and regional taco chains are marking this taco lovers’ fiesta with or specials.

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‘IT’ pop-up at Replay Lincoln Park promises everyone will float down here

The arcade bar will be dressing up for Halloween again — this time in honor of Stephen King’s horror classic and its films.

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Venison-Stuffed Acorn Squash: Jack Hennessy goes fall flavors in “Braising the Wild”

Jack Hennessy brings Venison-Stuffed Acorn Squash to "Braising the Wild."

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Fans devour binge-eating videos to relax, connect — and lose weight

In the ‘mukbang’ clips on YouTube, Facebook and Instagram, the stars gobble up huge quantities of burgers, wings and more.

Tortelli, zucchini, casarecce, and chiusoni pastas served at Tortello.
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Tortello’s handmade pasta a thrill to eat, watch being made

Owner Dario Monni, who grew up eating pasta everyday, flew in experts from Italy to train his employees how to incorporate old world traditional techniques using imported flour from Italy.

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Menu Planner: Buttery green beans with glazed pecans can be part of a sumptuous meal

Thinking ahead to your next few meals? Here are some main dishes, sides and desserts to try.

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Beer fans: Yuengling and Hershey create rich, chocolatey porter

A limited release, the chocolate porter is expected to be available into February.

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Venezuelan flavors on a roll at Klein’s Bakery, home of the golfeado

The shops in Uptown and Lake View are Chicago’s main source for the distinctive sticky bun topped with cheese.

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Some tea bags release billions of tiny plastic particles when steeping, study says

There is no conclusive research on the possible health effects of ingesting such plastic particles.

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Chicago Pizza Summit to take a deep dive into the cheesy treat

Three-hour sessions this Sunday offer unlimited pie from various restaurants as well as a taste of pepperoni-infused vodka.

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Pumpkin Spice Spam sells out quickly

A limited-edition product for fall, this variety blends the meat with "a blend of seasonal spices."

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Smoked Wild Turkey Stir Fry: Jack Hennessy’s “Braising the Wild”

Jack Hennessy presents Smoked Wild Turkey Stir Fry this week in "Braising the Wild."

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Michelin stars awarded to 25 Chicago restaurants

New on the 2020 list are 5 local eateries, each earning one coveted star.

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Bon Appetit launches virtual restaurant in Chicago

Bon Appetit, Delivered features menu items straight from the magazine’s test kitchens, delivered via Grubhub and operated by Chicago’s Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises.

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Disney World, Disneyland to offer vegan meals

The vegan meals won’t have animal meat, dairy, eggs or honey and will be made from vegetables, fruit, nuts, grains and legumes.

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Chicago's 2020 Michelin Bib Gourmand List, Mapped

Where to find Michelin-approved "quality food for good value" in Chicago

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The lowly cabbage has finally become a cool veggie

In all times and places, cabbage has been valued for its abundance, cheapness, long shelf life, and ability to be preserved for an even longer shelf life.

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Coming soon to grocer near you: Longer-lasting avocados, courtesy of technology

Apeel’s plant-derived technology gives produce an extra "peel" that slows the rate of water loss and oxidation, the primary causes of spoilage.

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Menu planner: Mediterranean savory potato salad will hit the spot

Thinking ahead to your next few meals? Here are some main dishes, sides and desserts to try.