WHY? Looking for a dish to help tide you over through the winter blues? Especially for those lazy winter days when you don’t want to fuss about dinner, this one-pot dish is quick to assemble.
In this episode of Front of House, Carrie does things a bit differently. With so many actionable steps and crucial information to share about promotional campaigns, Carrie split episode nine into two parts, each jam-packed with everything you need to know about running a promotion. In part two, Carrie speaks to successful Chicago restaurateur Fabio Viviani about how he ensures his promotional goals are met.
Chicago Tribune Restaurant Critic Phil Vettel put out an ask on Facebook for restaurants that are still taking reservations on this special day of love, Valentine’s Day. He tells you where to call right now!
He’s funny, oozes suave, flirty, Italian charm and he can cook. And he’s opening a 140- to 160-seat restaurant later this year in Pike Creek. Fabio Viviani, one of the most memorable contestants to appear on the Bravo TV series “Top Chef,” now in its 15th season, is an owner of the coming-soon Chuck Lager’s Tavern. The rustic-style restaurant is scheduled to open by late summer or early fall in the new Linden Hill Station at the corner of Limestone and New Linden Hill roads.
A bottle of olive oil is a staple for pretty much any kitchen — and no one knows that better than an Italian chef. While it’s easy to assume that experts in Italian cuisine look exclusively to premium manufacturers for their EVOO, many chefs are quick to recommend options that are more readily available to the average shopper as well. After all, even the finest chefs are home cooks too.
You meant to just text your friend – but mistakenly sent that complaint to the entire wedding party you’re in, bride and groom included. Then your car was towed after you rushed to park before an important meeting (that you ended up being late for anyway). Things went downhill from there. You’ve had a bad week, and you need to cheer yourself up. Luckily for you, there are many places in Chicago with exactly the kind of comforting, delicious food you need right now. Here are 12 of our favorites.
In 2008, Chicago’s very first Restaurant Week featured 35 restaurants.
The 11th annual Chicago Restaurant Week, which begins Jan. 26 and runs through Feb. 8 (yes, it lasts two weeks) boasts more than 370 city and suburban participants.
The Tampa Bay restaurant scene has hit a certain kind of critical mass. For several years, rumors have swirled that the nation’s celebrity chefs were considering this part of the Florida peninsula as “the next big thing,” a place to colonize and set up shop.
There are seemingly as many types of pasta at the supermarket as grains of sand on an Italian beach. And let’s be real — it’s Europe, so it’s probably a clothing-optional beach. Yikes, now you’re thinking about old dudes in ill-fitting Speedos and not about pasta. Our fault. Back to pasta! There’s a ton of pasta options in the Italian food aisle at the supermarket and when you’re ordering dinner. But which pasta should be on your next dinner plate?
Fabio is coming!
Not the Fabio on your romance novel, with the billowing hair and large quantities of artificial butter. This Fabio, in all likelihood, uses real butter. And olive oil. Fabio Viviani, the charming Top Chef alum known for appearances on Good Morning America and The Chew, announced last week he’s planning to open a restaurant in downtown Tampa. Osteria is due in spring on the bottom floor of luxury high-rise Nine15. Viviani is partnering with the team behind Tampa’s Franklin Manor.