MOTO – Christopher Jones

MOTO – Christopher Jones

Inventive. Innovative. Artistic. Imaginative. Thought provoking. Futuristic. Inspired. All words used to describe Homaro Cantu’s moto, an internationally recognized leader in the world of molecular gastronomy. A term with many interpretations, at moto molecular gastronomy is the application of both…

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MIRAMAR BISTRO – Gabriel Viti

MIRAMAR BISTRO – Gabriel Viti

Proprietor Gabriel Viti, of Gabriel’s, Miramar Bistro and Gabe’s Backstage Lounge is credited with transforming the culture of Highwood, Illinois and catapulting its dining scene to that of a major city. Gabriel’s remarkable career in the hospitality field began in…

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MAGNOLIA CAFE – Kas Medhat

MAGNOLIA CAFE – Kas Medhat

Website – Facebook 1224 W. Wilson • Chicago, IL 60640 773-728-8785 Hours: Sunday 5-9pm, Monday CLOSED, Tuesday-Saturday 5:30pm-close, Brunch Sunday 10am-3pm Chef Kas Medhat As a kid growing up in Oak Brook, Kas Medhat’s main exposure to cooking was through his…

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LOKaL – Artur Wnorowski

LOKaL – Artur Wnorowski

Website – Facebook – Twitter 1904 W North Ave • Chicago, IL 60622 773-904-8113 Hours: Brunch: Saturday – Sunday 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM Dinner: Monday – Thursday: 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Friday – Saturday: 5:00 PM – 11:30 PM…

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LILLIE’S Q – Charlie Mckenna

LILLIE’S Q – Charlie Mckenna

Website – Facebook – Twitter 1856 W North Ave • Chicago, IL 60606 773-772-5500 Hours of operation Sunday – Thursday 11am – 11pm Friday — Saturday 11am – midnight Chef Charlie McKenna owns Lillie’s Q — a Bucktown restaurant named after…

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OSTERIA LA MADIA – Jonathan Fox

OSTERIA LA MADIA – Jonathan Fox

  Website – Facebook – Twitter 59 W. Grand Ave. • Chicago, IL 60654 312.329.0400 Hours: Monday-Tuesday – 11:15a.m. – 11:15p.m. Wednesday-Saturday – 11:15a.m. – 1:a.m. Sunday – noon – 10pm. At OSTERIA LA MADIA, two pleasures – great food and…

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INOVASI – John des Rosiers

INOVASI – John des Rosiers

Website – Facebook – Twitter 28 E. Center  Ave. • Lake Bluff, IL 60044 847.295.1000 HOURS: Monday: Lunch – 11:30 – 2, Dinner – 5:30 Tuesday: Lunch – 11:30 – 2, Dinner – 5:30 Wednesday: Lunch – 11:30 – 2, Dinner…

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HEAVEN ON SEVEN – Jimmy Bannos Sr.

HEAVEN ON SEVEN – Jimmy Bannos Sr.

JIMMY BANNOS Chef/Owner, Heaven On Seven Restaurant Jimmy Bannos, a third-generation restaurateur, worked at his parents’ diner when he was growing up between the age of 9 and 20. After receiving his formal culinary education at Washburne Trade School, Bannos…

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GIRL & THE GOAT – Stephanie Izard

GIRL & THE GOAT – Stephanie Izard

Website – Facebook – Twitter 809 W. Randolph Chicago, IL 60661 312-492-6262 Dinner: Monday – Friday: 4:30pm – 11:00pm Saturday & Sunday: 4:30pm – 12:00am STEPHANIE IZARD, EXECUTIVE CHEF/PARTNER, GIRL & THE GOAT Stephanie Izard, James Beard “Best Chef: Great Lakes,”…

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CUSTOM HOUSE TAVERN – Perry Hendrix

CUSTOM HOUSE TAVERN – Perry Hendrix

Website – Facebook – Twitter 500 S. Dearborn Street Chicago, Illinois 60605 Phone: 312-523-0200 Hours: Breakfast: Mon-Fri 7-9am, Sat & Sun 8-10am, Lunch: Mon-Sat 11:30am-2pm, Dinner: Mon-Sun 5-10pm, Brunch on Saturday & Sunday from 10:30 – 4pm. Custom House Tavern…

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CHIZAKAYA – Harold Jurado

CHIZAKAYA – Harold Jurado

Website – Facebook – Twitter 3056 N. Lincoln Avenue Chicago IL, 60657 Phone: 773-697-4725 Hours: Monday-Thursday: 5pm-11:30pm Friday-Saturday: 5pm-12pm Closed Sunday Chef Harold Jurado Harold Jurado has cooking in his blood—his mother is chef and baker for a family-owned Filipino…

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Chef Chris Curren

Chef Chris Curren

Chef Chris Curren Born July 20th, 1979 in Niskayuna, NY Chris Curren spent his formative years growing up in Cleveland, Ohio. Curren recalls his earliest culinary memories taking over the kitchen in his family home.“When I was around eleven years…

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THE BEDFORD – Michael Galen

THE BEDFORD – Michael Galen

Website – Facebook – Twitter 1612 West Division Street in the Wicker Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois 773.235.8800 Hours: Monday through Friday • 5pm – 2am Saturday • 5pm – 3am The Bedford is a local kitchen + bar serving…

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694 WINE & SPIRITS – Chris Dunstatter

694 WINE & SPIRITS – Chris Dunstatter

Website – Facebook – Twitter 694 N. Milwaukeee Avenue Chicago, IL 60642 312.492.6620 Open everyday at 5 p.m. – Outdoor patio always open. Formerly known as Juicy Wine Bar, or just Juicy – you may have heard of their famous…

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BOKA – Carl Shelton & Giuseppe Tentori

BOKA – Carl Shelton & Giuseppe Tentori

CARL SHELTON, (Boka) CHEF DE CUISINE, BOKA RESTAURANT Lending a hand on an animal farm near St. Charles, Missouri, Carl Shelton grew up understanding the bond forged between farmer and buyer. Now, Shelton, the sous chef at BOKA RESTAURANT for…

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