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Taste

Your guide to eating, drinking and cooking in Chicago.

Menu planner: Tasty recipes for halibut, pierogis, tomatoes

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

Foodies flocking to Logan Square for Landbirds chicken wings

Word-of-mouth buzz about Landbirds gained momentum quickly through social media even though the restaurant lacked signage and advertising.

The Sip — Floral-infused cocktails are blooming at Machine: Engineered Dining & Drink

"You can only taste sweet, sour, salty, umami and bitter, but your nose is where you get all the intricacies of flavor."

There’s now more to Taste in the Sun-Times each Wednesday

So much, in fact, that we’re moving the Well section to Thursdays — and giving readers a wider variety of content in both products, in print and online.

National tour planned for historic Ebony test kitchen

The Museum of Food and Drink in Brooklyn, N.Y. will feature the kitchen as part of its exhibit, "African/American: Making the Nation’s Table."

Chicago’s Kumiko among Food & Wine’s best new restaurants for 2019

The bar’s creative team is about to open Kikko, a subterranean 10-seat counter restaurant, offering a 7-course omakase menu.

1985’s disastrous New Coke makes comeback with ‘Stranger Things’

Season 3 of the show will take place in the summer of 1985, when Coca-Cola changed its formula for Coke. New Coke was considered one of the biggest marketing blunders of all time.

Vienna Beef recalls hot dogs for possible contamination

The hot dogs were produced on May 2 and were shipped to locations in Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana.

Grateful Dead Guitarist’s Estate Officially Opening a Chicago Music Venue and Restaurant

Garcia’s is from Brooklyn Bowl’s Peter Shapiro and Jerry Garcia’s estate

‘Chicago P.D.’s Tracy Spiridakos moves to Chicago, talks life in the Second City

The actress now lives in Chicago — where the TV show films 10 months out of the year.

Chicago’s best ice cream, popsicles and frozen treats

There’s nothing like a frozen treat to beat the summer heat. We’ve rounded up the best places to enjoy an icy delight, weather it’s served atop a cone, on a stick or in a cup, plain or smothered with toppings.

A $75 cup of coffee? They’re all the rage in California

Klatch Coffee Roasters had been selling the most rare, most expensive coffee in the world. It’s all sold-out.

Courtney Barnett, India.Arie, De La Soul, Bomba Estereo among Taste of Chicago headliners

Opening performances will include sets by Meshell Ndegeocello, Sunflower Bean, Taylor Bennett, Joywave and Bilal.

Food hall brings upscale cuisine to a hungry market in Pullman

Thursday marks the formal opening of the One Eleven Food Hall at 756 E. 111th St., where three independent restaurateurs have set up shop.

Inside Maddon’s Post, the Chicago Cubs’ Manager’s Wrigleyville Italian-Polish Restaurant

Read the menus for Joe Maddon and Tony Mantuano’s restaurant that opens today next to Wrigley Field

White Castle to celebrate National Slider Day with freebies

Visit the restaurant's website on May 15 for a special coupon redeemable for one free slider and a small coke.

Casa Índígō seeks help keeping Pilsen local — and keeping Starbucks out

The restaurant run by Pilsen residents is looking to expand but is in competition with the world's largest coffee shop.

Assyrian Kitchen’s classes, meals offer food for thought on ancient civilization

"My personal aspiration is to put Assyrian cooking on the map because there isn’t a place here in the city I could go or take a friend."

McDonald’s menu adds vegan burger; a passport is required to try it – for now

The Big Vegan TS is now available in its restaurants in Germany, the fast-food chain announced on its German website.

Chicago celebrates the James Beard Awards in grand style

After four previous nominations, Kevin Boehm and Rob Katz of Boka Restaurant Group won for Outstanding Restaurateur.

It’s a family affair as Beverly Kim, Johnny Clark triumph at James Beard Awards

The awards, recognizing the best of the best in the country's food industry, were handed out Monday in a gala ceremony at Chicago's Lyric Opera House.

Chance the Rapper gets Wendy’s to bring back spicy chicken nuggets with a tweet

After tweeting some positive affirmations Saturday, the Chicago rapper proved to fans that if you put it out into the universe, things happen.

Pissed off? Feeling blue? Burger King has the ‘Real Meals’ for you

Customers can choose food boxes based on their preferred mood: the Pissed Meal, the Blue Meal, the Salty Meal, the YAAAS Meal and the DGAF Meal.

Hosting a Kentucky Derby Party? Some tips for a splendid gathering

Some must-haves, says celebrity chef Giada de Laurentiis, are: "Great food, strong cocktails and hats. Lots of hats."

Taste of Chicago restaurant lineup: 82 eateries on tap for food fest

More than 300 menu items representing cuisine from across the globe will be featured at the five-day festival.

The Grid: Old Irving Park’s best includes tacos, seafood, barbecue and brew

Old Irving Park has easy access to public transportation, the expressway, Chicago River’s 312 RiverRun, parks and great food.

Eating Right: How sweet are stevia’s benefits?

The non-nutritive sweetener is a product that is, ounce for ounce, 200 to 350 times sweeter than table sugar.

Godiva moving way beyond chocolate, looking to open 2,000 cafes

The cafes mark Godiva's foray into prepared meals.

Warm atmosphere, smooth coffee at South Side’s Sip & Savor cafes

Trez Van Pugh III wants his cafes to feel like an extension of his customers’ homes and that the decor encourages them to "stay awhile."

The Grid: Bronzeville filled with rich history, mouthwatering food

Bronzeville has a vibrant cultural and dining scene strengthened by the lasting legacy of the "Chicago Black Renaissance."

Not all calories are created equal — what you should know

"Some calories just work a lot harder for us than others. If we're focusing solely on calories alone we're missing the big picture," says one expert.

Mango Pickle’s ‘globalized’ Indian food salutes the spirit of Mumbai

Marisa Paolillo credits her experience in Mumbai, where she relished street food and home cooked meals, with her decision to open Mango Pickle.