Modern Fare

Saluting Rome

When Jeremy Rubinstein, the GM/sommelier of Che Figata in Naperville, chose pairings…
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Tell ’Em Frankie Sent You

Now that owners Jim and Tely Nagle have renovated the Drake Hotel in Oak Brook—note…
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Baby, Light My Fire

Sicilian fare is as hot as Palermo in late July. Ditto for Joe Farina’s Calabrian pork…
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Where There’s Smoke…

The whiskey list at Barrel + Rye in Geneva is so potent it could stagger a cowboy at…
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Alfresco Vibes

A Toda Madre’s signature aquachile was tailor-made for the Glen Ellyn hot spot’s…
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Duck Hunt

After a challenging year, chef Patrick McLaughlin of SixtyFour Wine Bar & Kitchen…
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Authentically Neapolitan

Peppery arugula finished with lemon-infused olive oil. Paper-thin prosciutto di Parma…
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Succulent Seafood

Now open after a pandemic hiatus, try Old Town Pour House’s most popular dish: a pan-seared…
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Ivan Ramen Heads West

Chef Ivan Orkin’s coveted New York ramen experience, Ivan Ramen, is now being offered…
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Nosh at Niche

Visitors to Geneva must try Niche’s housemade sausage board, which includes three types…
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Succulent Steak

If you’re looking for a special dish for Valentine’s Day, chateaubriand from Perry’s…
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The Foxtail’s Brick Chicken

Chef Maya Nahouli’s prep of the treasured menu item starts two days in advance. “We…
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