Chef/Partner Rodelio Aglibot introduces devHour.tv to Dim Sum. “Dim Sum’s origins go way back to the era of the Silk Road, when roadside tea houses would offer up small snacks to weary travelers. The dishes were intentionally small, meant only to accompany the tea and “touch the heart.” We offer Dim Sum for lunch and…

Joe King educates devHour.tv on authentic French Vietnamese cuisine at Le Colonial. “We want them to have an experience. When you come in you’re supposed to be transported someplace else. You feel like you’re not in the middle of Chicago, but in the middle of Saigon in the early 1920’s. Vietnamese, I would say, is…

Sit down with Chef and Owner Carlos Gaytan in his Noble Square Restaurant, Mexique. Having a Michelin Starred restaurant is not easy. It’s always that people come here with great expectations, so I like to come to the tables and check how’s everything. [Make sure] they’re happy with the food, they’re happy with the service.…

Allen Sternweiler brings his fine dining experience and butchering skills to Lincoln Park. “Prior to opening Butcher and the Burger I was in fine dining for nearly twenty-six years. My forte in the kitchen gravitated towards butchering. It’s the part of the kitchen that’s my true passion. The complete uniqueness about the concept [Butcher and…

Winberie’s Restaurant & Bar is a local, full service, casual concept serving Lunch, Dinner and Sunday Brunch. The restaurant offers freshly prepared cuisine at moderate prices. Menu selections are created from high quality fresh ingredients. The restaurant personality reflects the friendly, easy going mood of a stylish, neighborhood Bistro, with attentive service, in a relaxed…

Located in Chicago’s River North neighborhood at State and Illinois (11 W. Illinois), Bohemian House captures the lighthearted and carefree essence of Bohemian culture. Exposed brick walls and wood timber, eclectic décor, warm earth tones and soft lighting set the backdrop for a comfortable and sociable dining experience. Chef Jimmy Papadopoulos has created an original…

The site, where The Dawson is located, was originally connected to a cluster of buildings owned by The Dawson Brothers. William and Henry Dawson operated one of the most successful fireplace mantle companies in the United States at the turn of the last century.  Their elaborate works were known for both sturdy construction and intricate…

Executive Chef Rodolfo Cuadros takes on a unique culinary journey at this Latin Fusion restaurant in the West Loop. “Were a colorful restaurant, we got savory, colorful food…the whole atmosphere is meant to be a celebration, day in and day out. Were a latin inspired restaurant so we have a strong Latin American, Caribbean, and…

Bella Notte is a family-owned restaurant and has served fine Italian cuisine since August 1995. Head Chef Ramon Aguirre, rated Best Chef by Chicago Magazine in 1995, oversees the preparation of every dish. Located just west of downtown Chicago, Bella Notte specializes in fine Italian Cuisine, Home-Made Pastas and our award winning Veal chops. Whatever…

Managing Partner David Flom talks about his inspiration to create this famed Steakhouse. “We wanted to put things on the menu that maybe were non traditional steakhouse items that created a contemporary feeling as well. The other thing that we like to do is have a wine list that has real significance to it. So,…

Located in Logan Square, The Revolution Brewing brewpub is a bustling meeting place for the diverse community and for beer enthusiasts from across Chicago and beyond. Just a few years ago, they turned a dark, dusty warehouse into a welcoming destination for great craft beer. Barrel wood walls and benches made from 100-year old beams…

Chef Ryan McCaskey sits down with devHour.tv in this 1 ON 1 “What I’ve been trying to do here at Acadia and  was a vision of mine for a very long time… Trying to build something that was more timeless. I wanted it contemporary, I wanted it sleek and minimalist, but at the same time…

We’ve dedicated our daily lives to promoting a real understanding of high-quality food and drink. How lucky are we that we get to do what we love? By creating and offering the best products, we improve our own lives, and bring added value to yours. Enter a world dedicated to quality: that means quality food,…

Chef Mauro Mafrici explains how Pelago represents the story of his life in his downtown restaurant. “Pelago is a puzzzle to my life. Thre are few dishes that I experimented with a long time ago, I brought them back and it works. My menu is about different restaurants and different times in my life. New…

The Franklin Room celebrates the drinking culture and sense of connection that neighborhood taverns have cultivated in our city for centuries. Our menu features comforting and flavorful turn of the century inspired American tavern fare. The Franklin Room beverage program showcases a thoughtful selection of fine spirits, wine and beer with a strong focus on…

Few regions of the world offer a culinary anthology like the Mediterranean. And there’s no better place to celebrate culture and food than here, Chicago. Chef Tim Graham abides. Contemporary preparations guide a tour down the fertile slopes of Northern Italy to the sea, and from the shores of Southern France to the exotic spice…

Chef & Owner Iliana Regan takes us through her story like menu, in this Lincoln Square gem. “From the moment they walk in, hopefully the space gives them some kind of feeling of maybe being in nature, in a little cabin somewhere. Feeling like they’re comfortable, and in my home. We really think about the…

2003 was the end of an era for the iconic Hollywood Star Lanes, an institution that served Hollywood for 43 years and was home to the filming of “The Big Lebowski.” In March it was leveled to make way for a school. But just as the door to one icon closed, another opened. In April…

Chef & Partner David DiGregorio captures the best of Italy and brings it to State Street. “Executive Chef David DiGregorio delivers an authentic Italian dining experience inspired by his travels throughout the Italian countryside. Conveniently located in the heart of River North, Osteria Via Stato offers a selection of seasonal specialties including antipasti, salads, pastas…

Chef David Schneider educates us on Taxim’s regional Greek cuisine, in Wicker Park. “Taxim features regionally-inspired Greek dishes paired with an all-Greek wine list. The stunning dining room is fitted with soaring 16-foot ceilings, travertine marble floors and dramatic Byzantine-style lamps and artwork. We take pride in our selection of traditional Greek wine. Updated regularly,…

Chef de Cuisine Andres Padilla introduces us to Topolobampo in Chicago’s River North. “Topolobampo is contemporary, elegant, authentic, and fun. Offers Mexican cuisine like you’ve never seen before. Topolobampo’s dishes are organized under 8 categories. Guests choose from these categories to create their own three-, five- or seven-course tasting menus. A fourth option, The Perfect…

Creator and Owner Michael Lapidus explains the philosophy behind the food at Q BBQ. “Q-BBQ is an authentic BBQ restaurant with regional inspirations – from the backwoods of the Carolinas, to the meat markets of Texas, to the hole-in-the-walls of Memphis. In everything from our smoked meats (cooked low and slow for up to 22…

Established in 2012, Kai Zan is the brainchild of local sushi legends Melvin & Carlo Vizconde (also known as the sushi twins). With modern and traditional cooking techniques, the twins will create an Omakase dinner experience that you will come back for over and over again. Meet the Business Owners: With over 15 years of…

El Hefe Super Macho Taqueria in Chicago is not your average taco joint. Yeah, we serve up delicious little tortillas full of flavor, but we also boast the best Tortas and Beer-Garitas in Chicago. You might just have to try it to decide for yourself! At El Hefe we dish up all kinds of tacos:…

It’s a very simple approach to American food. You’re going to find a variety of appetizers, salads, and a lot of unique sandwiches. Over the last 2 years that we’ve been here, we find a lot of our neighborhood comes here twice to three times a week because they’re going to find it’s going to…

Mercadito is a traditional Mexican food restaurant with a vibrant atmosphere, a great cocktail program, great traditional Mexican food. The way I portray Mexican food is through guacamole, ceviches, and tacos. To me that’s the most traditional food as far as Mexican food…it’s also a place where you can come in and hangout and stay…

Located in Chicago’s South Loop Neighborhood, Flo & Santos is a warm 130 seat exposed brick and red-boothed pub and eatery. Featuring “Tavern Style” Pizza and Polish classics such as pierogies, kielbasa, potato pancakes along with tasty appetizers like pork wings. We’re open every day for business at 11:30 a.m. Family friendly and a bit…

Tyler Mendoza sits down to talk about this family owned and operated hot spot in River North. It’s a chef driven neighborhood restaurant. We present it in a unpretentious, casual, laid back environment. We wanted to create something that was comfortable. We wanted to create something that you come in on a Tuesday or Monday…

“We believe that you should feel good about your food—where it comes from, how it’s prepared, how it is served and by whom. So when you eat our chicken, our sides and desserts, we hope you’ll spend some time thinking about the ideas behind every bite. We serve only humanely raised, antibiotic free chickens from…

Chef Emilio Gervilla shows devHour.tv why Chicagoan’s have come to know him as the Tapas King.  “His consistency in providing guests with magnificent food characterized by impressive flavors quickly earned him the title of “Tapas King”.  In 2013, Emilo’s celebrated its twenty-fifth anniversary. As dining trends have changed over the years, Emilio’s adapted its menu…

I like to think of ourselves as an upscale breakfast and lunch restaurant and cafe. The staff is knowledgeable on everything. If they have a dairy allergy or specific diets needs, they’re trained to handle that and answer any questions you may have. When they leave I want them to be like “WOW’ if it’s…

It’s a casual restaurant where people can let their hair down. there’s tv’s for sports and such, but we have an extensive wine list that we have from the restaurant that you can get with the pizzas if you’d like. It’s very seasonal and we really take advantage of what is in season through the…

Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar is a bustling neighborhood restaurant located in Chicago’s popular River North neighborhood.   Union combines the tempered art of Japanese dining with a fresh, colorful and urban vibe. Embracing an American warmth and personality, this playful juxtaposition reveals a restaurant that is welcoming, accommodating and stylish. A true riff on…

Best Chicago seafood restaurant south of the loop, specializing in the freshest oysters and seafood. Seafood lovers can enjoy different varieties of East and West Coast Oysters, Red King Crabs, Opelio Snow Crabs, Live Lobsters, Mussels and Clams, Sushi and many more. Chicago Oyster house is in an “airy space” with modern flair.

Omabra is a unique Italian restaurant, more on the casual side. We pride ourselves on being regionally Italian, also very strong ties to the neighborhood and being a neighborhood spot. I think it’s a great atmosphere, I think the food is very simple. It’s something that everybody understands, you don’t have to think about a…

Chef de Cusinse Craig Cooper explains the experience at MJs in Chicago.  “From the minute someone walks in, they walk into an historic building and they can tell they’re going to have a really special evening with us. We bring them upstairs and walk them across the bridge and that’s really one of those moments…

We were two strangers who bought houses across the street from one another; however, after a few conversations we realized that we had two things in common: our passion for not only drinking good beer but brewing it as well. From that point on we brewed beer obsessively and drank it responsibly (but of course).…

Authentic Mexican restaurant in Chicago’s South Loop near Soldier Field and McCormick Place. La Cantina is a South Loop neighborhood favorite restaurant serving high quality traditional Mexican food since 2006. La Cantina has a full-service bar fresh and inventive margaritas, an assortment of craft and Mexican beers served with genuine hospitality. Some of La Cantina’s…

At thirteen, Vince was determined to figure out how his favorite pizza was made so he got a job in that pizzeria. He was hooked. He spent the next ten years developing his skills in kitchens around Chicago. In order to fully pursue his passion, he decided to round out his experience with formal training,…

The Kitchen Chicago is a community bistro located in the historic Reid Murdoch building in River North.  The Kitchen Chicago opened its doors to the community in October of 2014. In 2002, Kimbal Musk and Jen Lewin had just moved to Boulder, CO with the intention of opening a restaurant when, while walking along Pearl Street,…

The Winchester is a neighborhood cafe and restaurant offering casual all day dining in an environment that is bright and inviting. Our approach is to offer quality, simple and fresh food with service that is thoughtful and honest. The Winchester offers breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. All daily specials and menu offerings reflect the…

Since taking the culinary lead at Sepia in 2009, Chef Andrew Zimmerman has garnered national acclaim for his inventive American cuisine. His creative direction in the kitchen has earned the Chicago restaurant a Michelin star since 2011. Zimmerman was invited to cook at the James Beard House in New York City in 2010. He’s received…

Tommy Lokvicic talks Peruvian culture and cuisine in River North. “Tanta is dedicated to sharing the flavors and culture of Peru with Chicago, serving authentic Peruvian dishes and beverages in an approachable, fun and casual downtown setting. We utilize locally sourced products and vendors that are sensitive to sustainable farming and fishing. Tanta’s mixologists created…

This is a traditional Japanese restaurant that focuses on the root of Japanese cuisine. We also like to put forward thinking into it, as well as, incorporating some worldly flavors into it. Slowly we’re trying to change the dynamics of this restaurant and not only have the focus be on the sushi and fresh fish,…

Located in the heart of Chicago’s bustling West Loop neighborhood, Formento’s is an Italian restaurant inspired by classic red-sauce joints of the 1950’s. Created as a nod to the owner’s grandmother, guests will enjoy traditional Italian family recipes, alongside new Italian-American favorites, all with a fresh culinary perspective from Chef/Partner Tony Quartaro. Two private event…

Niu B is more of a Pan-Asian eatery. Our main focus is on Japanese, sushi, Chinese, and a little bit of Korean. We try to get the best, freshest ingredients we can. So we strive to give a good experience for our guests. Whether it’s from our food, our service, our atmosphere, we want them…

Serving the cuisine and flavor of our country since 1990, has been the ultimate dream turned reality for our family. We feel fortunate to have the unique opportunity to share a wide sample of our traditional homecooked foods to the Chicagoland area.

The brainchild of Chef/Owner Phillip Foss, EL Ideas’ mission statement is to ‘redefine fine dining’. By removing pretension and preconceptions from the fine dining arena, Michelin starred EL Ideas has carved a niche that separates itself. A small BYOB restaurant in a little known Chicago neighborhood, guests can enjoy a relaxed and unique setting not…

Head Bartender Alex Renshaw explains the love and passion that goes into making each drink at DrumBAR, inside the Hotel Raffaello. “Drumbar is a cocktail-focused rooftop bar off Michigan Avenue atop the Raffaello Hotel. Located in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood, the moody yet energetic bar boasts an intimate indoor lounge area and a beautiful outdoor…

Tallboy Taco is a hip spot inside Nacional 27 restaurant for inventive tacos, plus a full bar for beers & cocktails. “Tallboy Taco is our restaurant within a restaurant here at Nacional 27. After a trip to Mexico City, we fell in love with tacos all over again, so we took the best 8 tacos…

Daniel Alonso talks tapas with devHour.tv at this Wicker Park Staple. “Black Bull pays homage to the tapas and pintxos bars of Spain, full of warmth and vivacity, a meeting point for friends, where an unassuming entrance conceals a boisterous setting serving simple yet surprising food. At the heart of Black Bull is the custom…

Located on the 16th floor of Trump International Hotel & Tower® Chicago, the Michelin two-star rated, Forbes Five Star, and AAA Five Diamond restaurant, Sixteen, presents a truly unparalleled epicurean experience. With Executive Chef Thomas Lents at the helm of our acclaimed team, this Chicago restaurant showcases a thoughtful approach to modern American cuisine, focused…

Chef Bolla talks passionately about the menu at this Phil Stefani Signature restaurant. “Tuscany Wheeling truly captures the warmth and coziness of North Shore dining. The beauty of the restaurant is the perfect compliment to the delicious cuisine. The freshest of ingredients are used, while maintaining fantastic prices. The quality of the food and the…

Chef & Owner Larry Rosenblum, talks to devHour.tv about the flares on traditional dishes served at RoseAngelis in Lincoln Park. “It’s an Italian Restaurant, but we do some interesting flares. We do some traditional things, we make everything here  ourselves, except for the bread. And if I had the space we’d do that, as well.…

Chef Erick Williams tells devHour.tv about the new menu at MK. “The Restaurant will be celebrating 17 years of casual fine dining with unrivaled hospitality this November. We have renovated our bar, lounge, and dining room and Chef Erick and his team have a beautiful new menu along with a small bite menu available only in the…

Executive Chef Andrew Deuel talks to devHour.tv about the Italian-inspired cuisine and global wines, at Tesori in Chicago. The ambiance I feel is approachable. You’re not going to feel uncomfortable coming in here wearing a polo shirt and jeans. You’re not going to feel uncomfortable if you’re wearing a suit and you’re here for a…

Chef de Cuisine Kyle Petersen guides us through the artistic journey which is Fulton Market Kitchen. “Fulton Market Kitchen is a portal of collective creativity; integrating various art mediums and styles with imaginative cuisine to create a new experience for Chicago’s evolving culture. Our cuisine embraces global influences and advocates relaxed, free-form dining.

devhour.tv sits down with Chef & Owner Dominique Tougne to talks French cuisine and hospitality at Chez Moi. Entering Chez Moi is not just about going to a French bistro. It’s entering in Chef Dominique Tougne’s home. Like the Chef, the food is authentic, the service simple and the atmosphere  convivial. Enjoy French classics such…

We are known mostly for our hotdogs and we’re also known for how we serve our hotdogs. We prepare them when you order them, to your specifications, right in front of you so you can tell us exactly what you want on your hotdog. We want everyone to remember that they can get whatever they…

I think that our restaurant is so versatile in terms of our clientele in age and demographic, that I think everyone has a different experience and I think that’s unique. The basis of our main menu are the eight different regional cuisines of China and we offer all eight of those cuisines. We’re hospitable, we’re…

For those seeking a taste of Italy, Chef Mario Maggi has created a distinctive menu that offers an extensive range of guiltless delights which awaken the palette as well as the imagination. While committed to maintaining the integrity of classic Italian cuisine, his dishes are a unique interpretation of history and tradition. In addition, Chef Mario…

We opened Phoenix Restaurant in May 1996, gratefully renowned by locals as well as world travelers. At Phoenix, we serve authentic Hong Kong style Dim Sum which is hand crafted from our own kitchen. We believe that quality is the keystone of a great meal. Our menu offers culinary creations of authentic Hong Kong style…

Sheffield’ s barbeque restaurant is the place in Chicago for great BBQ food. The smoker’s are smokin’, the brisket is basting and the bar is groaning under sundry succulent slabs of ribs. Our smokers are churning out the most succulent BBQ pork this side of Memphis. Stop on by and grab a table in the…

Pancho Pistolas is a family-run Mexican restaurant with one goal in mind: To bring Mom’s homestyle cooking and recipes to Bridgeport. It all started in 1997, when this lovely corner restaurant got new owners, gorgeous hardwood floors, floor-to-ceiling windows and a new chef from Jalisco in the kitchen. Since then, Pancho Pistolas has been serving…

Our Mongolian Herbal Broth comes from an ancient legend… In the time of the Nomads, there lived a Monk who traveled with Mongolian armies in the Chile Valley, northern part of China. He was highly respected because of his extensive knowledge of medicine and astrology, as well as his leadership and ability to care for…

Tocco, the newest inception from stylish, Italian restaurateurs Chef Bruno Abate and his partner, Melissa, provides authentic Italian cuisine within a contemporary atmosphere.   Ideal for a variety of occasions, the casual chic dining environment includes cozy tables for intimate dinners, a community table for large groups, and a lavish bar and lounge area ideal…

Mastro’s Steakhouse was a family-owned restaurant, founded in Scottsdale in 1999. In 2007, Mastro’s Restaurants, LLC in Woodland Hills, CA acquired the Scottsdale-based restaurant group. Mastro’s Restaurants is led by a team of highly motivated and detail oriented management who strive for excellence in guest service, finest quality food and distinct ambience, setting Mastro’s apart…

devHour.tv catches up with Colin Stanton of The Boss Bar in River North. “The Boss Bar is a classic, timeless establishment that attracts after-work professionals and also hosts a lively late-night experience until 4am Sunday-Friday and Saturday’s until 5am. We are proud to have been serving Chicago for over 25 years. Our establishment celebrates key…

“A prime spotting place for local celebrities, political figures and even a few movie stars, Smith & Wollensky has long been considered a premier dining destination. Offering simple elegant food, attention to detail in service, a refined setting, the experience is uniquely American—and says unequivocally “YOU’VE ARRIVED™.” Adjacent to the Loop on bustling State Street,…

This modern Latin restaurant takes the sweeping universe of flavors, cooking styles and ingredients from the 27 countries comprising Central and South America and the Latino Caribbean islands, adds a cocktail program using fresh fruits and exotic liquors, then shakes it up into a perfect night on the town with Latin beats and seductive salsa.…

We’ve been extremely fortunate to show host to thousands of dedicated eaters from locales near and far. As such, we feel it is our obligation to give back to the communities that support us and support our love for meat and heavy metal. So we encourage you to ask your server about the charity of…

Balena in Lincoln Park is the first collaboration between the Boka Restaurant Group and The Bristol Group. Led by Executive Chef/Partner Chris Pandel, the restaurant serves what he calls “Honest, Italian cooking.” Balena’s many accolades include Best New Restaurants in America by Gayot and Bon Appetit, 3 stars by the Chicago Tribune, and a James…

Magnolia Bakery can be found in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Mexico City, Tokyo, Moscow City, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Beirut, Kuwait City and Doha. From its inception in 1996, Magnolia Bakery has been cherished for its classic American baked goods, vintage decor and warm, inviting atmosphere.

Max’s is an unpretentious eatery with a laid-back vibe specializing in upmarket comfort food & global wines. “Located just a block down from THE Wicker Park, we couldn’t adore our neighborhood more. With music venues like Subterranean and bars like The Emporium as our neighbors, Wicker Park is the perfect place for our Wine Dive…

Intimate lounge/club delivering drinks, karaoke & dancing in a vintage space in a historic building. Private parties and after work get-togethers are their specialty, so sing out loud in their karaoke bar or kick back in their mixology lounge like it’s 1929.

Located in the heart of Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood, Del Frisco’s occupies three floors of the former Esquire Theater. The restaurant features stunning interiors that preserve the landmark theater’s historic architectural elements and simultaneously offers guests a modern yet inviting environment. Guests can choose from a variety of dining spaces and will have ample options…

Whether it’s a business lunch, an after-work cocktail, dinner on your way to the theater, coffee and dessert after a visit to the Art Institute, a banquet to celebrate a special occasion, a post-game burger and beer, a 3 a.m. nightcap or anything else in between, Miller’s Pub Restaurant has been your Loop destination for…

Jerry’s  offers a Bumsteadian lineup of well over 100 sandwiches, including named creations,  warm sandwiches, burgers, hickory-smoked stuff, and rotating collection of specials.  In addition, we allow customers “in the know” to create their own sandwiches by mixing and matching. And we’ve become a bar, featuring many (and only) North American craft beers as well…

III Forks, one of the nation’s USDA Prime Steakhouses, is located at the Village Market in Lakeshore East, just north of Millennium Park in beautiful downtown Chicago. This modern restaurant is simply sizzling with style and provides the perfect setting for upscale dining, rooftop lounging, private parties and special events. III Forks is a contemporary…

From the owners of the original Pizza D.O.C., we welcome you to Himmel’s. “In 2014, we have expanded our menu to include many more authentic German dishes that are receiving rave reviews from customers. When you walk into our restaurant, we want you to feel like you are at home. Our amazing wood-burning oven is…

Inspired by the Supper Club experience of a bygone era, The Bedford puts a modern-day twist on the concept by offering more than just a restaurant. Underground but not exclusive, this Wicker Park outpost offers a full nightlife experience without the formality. Come into the reclaimed landmark bank for a drink or small bite, and…

The pride in their menus doesn’t stop with the food. Terzo Piano’s all natural house made sodas use fresh fruit juices and herbs to create unique and refreshing flavors that satisfy. Chef di Cucina Megan Neubeck creates seasonal cocktails with the same ingenuity. Wine expert Cathy Mantuano selects quality wines from global producers, and creates…

Say goodbye to traditional and hello to the New Fast Casual Indian Restaurant taking Chicago by storm. At Naansense they help you create a Fun, Fresh & Flavorful meal that will satisfy all of your cravings. You can create from their Build-Your-Own menu or simply pick one of their Chef’s Recommendations. Their Indian inspired concept…

A “romantic place to take a date”, this plush, spacious 15th-floor “sleeper” in River North’s Holiday Inn is favored by well-heeled “Mart personnel and hotel guests” who love the “amazing” Chicago River and skyline views; creative, upscale nibbles complement the selection of wine, craft beers and cocktails, and the “great happy hour” on Wednesdays is…

There are very few places where you can enjoy seafood in a setting as beautiful as at New England Seafood Company Fish Market in Chicago. Browse our menu to see some of our classic fish dishes selections. We offer daily specials depending on what is currently in season. We pride ourselves on serving the freshest seafood…

m.henry offers globally inspired, new american style cooking. we prepare all our food from the finest natural and seasonal ingredients available, using locally produced & organic products whenever possible. in our kitchen we embrace the healthiest cooking methods in creating each dish. at the same time, we recognize that life is also about maintaining a…

Japonais by Morimoto offers its guests the signature cuisine of (Iron Chef) Masaharu Morimoto; a seamless blend of Japanese and Western techniques brought together to create exciting new flavors and culinary experiences. With brand new enhancements, designed by the timeless Jeffrey Beers International, our restaurant features two distinct dining rooms and among the new and…

Stepping inside Chef Shangri-La’s dining room is like entering a distant tropical trading post. Thatched awnings, woven ceilings, and palm fronds flank Polynesian masks and Easter Island statues while scents of Chinese, Thai, and Japanese cuisine waft with Polynesian aromas from mango- and pineapple-covered meats, barbecue char siu, and spicy sichuan stir-fries. Rock walls and…

Manager Eric talks to devHour.tv about “The Art of Pasta” at Pasta D’Arte in Norwood Park. Once inside one can not help to feel transported due to the charming interior and decorative, art colored walls. The recently remodeled trattoria combines old world Italy with modern times to form an eclectic New York style Italian bistro…

Porkchop is restaurant and bar that dishes out an urban interpretation of a Southern backwoods experience. It is an unapologetically unpretentious neighborhood party spot serving gourmet Southern comfort food and BBQ, and featuring an innovative ‘lowbrow’ bar program with some of the world’s top whiskeys. Porkchop serves brunch, lunch, dinner and late night service.

Andrew Barbera, introduces us to the flavors behind the food at Fat Cat in Uptown. Fat Cat Chicago has been a Uptown staple since 2007. A neighborhood gathering place serving Chef inspired American fare, house specialties, flatbreads, burgers, salads, sandwiches and wings. Dinner 7 nights and weekend brunch, voted best bloody mary 2014. We have…

Rustle and Roux is an upscale, modern food court in the Franklin Building’s mezzanine. Join us as we chat with Chef Benjamin Browning. “It’s a cafe where you can get in and out real quick, with simple bites. We have seven different stations and lots of different concepts going on. Apart from the the hand-made…

Quince serves contemporary American cuisine, in a lively and comfortable setting near downtown Evanston. Andy Motto arrives at Quince from a position as Executive Chef at Old Town Brasserie. Andy began his career at a small pizza parlor in Arlington Heights and graduated from The Culinary Institute of America in 1995. He returned to Chicago…

Labriola Ristorante and Cafe offers a full-service contemporary Italian restaurant and bar, a quick service casual café and bakery. Chef John Caputo has created an approachable, yet modern Italian menu complete with handmade pastas, Neapolitan pizzas, seafood and prime steaks.

Chef and Owner Shin Thompson gets furious with some ramen, in this one-on-one. “Furious Spoon is a ramen-focused shop. We focus on the fresh, hand-crafted noodles with our noodle maker that’s imported from Japan. There’s three things that I look for when I go out to eat and that’s cheap, fast and good. If I…

Owner Lois Lee [Hot Woks Cool Sushi] sits down with us to talk about her latest restaurant, Asian Outpost. “When you enter the restaurant you basically are taken back to a more rustic, vintage era. It’s kind of reminiscent of how these dishes were made. It really, really does appear that the fried chicken has…

Authentic, exciting and innovative, Filini is a contemporary Italian restaurant and bar that focuses on the finest fresh ingredients and flavors. The cuisine is uncomplicated but exquisitely prepared and presented to enhance the excellence of the produce. Unpretentious and stylish, the mood of the restaurant is friendly and subtle with memorable Mediterranean overtones. An upscale,…

Mantra is the sister restaurant to The Indian Garden Chicago. Since coming into business; our family at “IG” has offered an exploration of India’s culture though its cuisine. We wanted to share the Indian tradition Atithi Devo Bhau – the supreme importance of the guests with Schiller Park.” Elegant and inviting; with a sumptuous decor…

Food is prepared to accommodate. Only the finest and freshest ingredients. Quality food at great value, low carb, low fat, healthy and tasty. No butter, lard or margarine; we use extra virgin olive oil and corn oil No MSG, no chemicals or preservatives. We serve charbroiled and grilled, cooked homemade style with only the finest…

Our wholesale division Superior Ocean Produce supplies many of Chicago’s top chefs. These are cutting edge restaurants that are very selective about featuring fresh seasonal products. This allows us to offer a substantial selection of “day boat fresh” fish and live shellfish daily. Our staff is available to address all your needs. Whether you are…

We are mixing drinks, pouring wine, and preparing the best Stone Baked Pizzas, Pastas and creative Entrees to keep you well fed and feeling fine! Take a peek at the menu for tempting specials… join us for fabulous promotions, like 1/2 Better Mondays, where bottles of wine are 1/2 price, 1/2 off Little Plates Tuesdays…

The Redhead is Chicago’s Premier Piano Bar. Located on bustling Ontario Street, it is the perfect nightspot for fantastic upbeat music, lively conversation and meeting people. The upscale Redhead attracts clientele from the suburbs to Lincoln Park, the Gold Coast to Wrigleyville, as well as conventioneers and visitors to Chicago. Surround yourself in an exciting yet…

From the owners of the original Pizza D.O.C., we welcome you to Himmel’s. In 2014, we have expanded our menu to include many more authentic German dishes that are receiving rave reviews from customers. When you walk into our restaurant, we want you to feel like you are at home. Our amazing wood-burning oven is…

Nestled under “The Bean” in Millennium Park and along Michigan Avenue you’ll find Park Grill, an American Bistro serving cuisine with Chicago flair, breathtaking views, and unique happenings throughout the year. In the warm months our Plaza opens, where diners can enjoy live music and the open air in this al fresco eatery. During winter…

Globally inspired sharing plates & cocktails are served in a wood-trimmed room or on a leafy patio. A collaboration of Chef Troy Graves and Christopher Peckat, Bucktown’s latest bar and eatery features global comfort food flavors with equal attention paid to a seasonal, locally and organically sourced craft cocktail program. The neighborhood venue with food…

Known as the monster who fought Godzilla, Rodan has been a Wicker Park staple for over ten years. Non-traditional culinary creations and killer cocktails have allowed such Monster tenure. We feature daily food and drink specials. Kitchen is also open late to satisfy your cravings.Fresh innovative dishes created by Chef Joshua Bushnick are served up…

Chef and Owner Otoniel Michel takes us on a tour of his eclectic, Logan Square restaurant.  “Estrella Negra is a very unique restaurant. We have lots of creativity, from the food, to the walls, to the tables. Our food is traditional Mexican with a gourmet street style twist. Everything is made fresh, in house and we…

Executive Chef Nelson Erazo introduces us to the menu at Adamus, in the Silversmith Hotel. “We want to make sure that all our guests that come to Adamus know we have the freshest product out there. We have a very elaborate, unique style in our food technique, definitely fresh food at all times, and seasonal…

Crossroads at House of Blues® is a lively restaurant and bar located inside the world-famous House of Blues.It features a tantalizing new menu created by celebrity chef and Food Network star,Aarón Sanchez. Enjoy signature dishes such as shrimp & grits, short rib meatball sliders and fire-grilled flatbreads plus some new twists on House of Blues…

Named “Best Steakhouse in Chicago” by the Chicago Tribune Dining Poll, Best of Citysearch Poll and Metromix on CLTV, Harry Caray’s serves the finest prime, aged steaks, chops and Italian favorites. The sophisticated, high energy restaurant pays tribute to the beloved Chicago Cubs sportscaster for whom the restaurant is named. Our flagship location in Chicago’s…

Taking its cue from the laid back way of southern life, this low-down Wicker Park bar offers a deep selection of small batch bourbons, micro-brews, hearty whiskeys and plenty of specialty drinks. When hunger strikes – as it always does when people get together – The Southern satisfies with a menu that raises the bar…

Partner, Nick Moretti, explains the concept behind the experience at Chop Shop in Wicker Park. An authentic salumeria and gourmet butcher shop offering an assortment of quality meats & cheeses from around the world & local farms. Beverage program features craft beers, cocktails and a globally influenced wine list. The restaurant/bar draws from the Chop…

We at the Jaipur try to make each dish a distinctive refined preparation. Our food is a representation of the many and varied regional cuisines of India. Jaipur looks forward to assiting its guests in every need through thousands of years of traditional indian cooking. Please relax and enjoy our freshest preparations from our traditional…

Located on the Chicago River, RIVER ROAST offers dramatic city and water views from every seat – inside and out. James Beard award-winning Chef Tony Mantuano and Executive Chef John Hogan’s menu of contemporary American tavern fare is satisfying and soul-warming. Meat, fish and veggies are roasted to perfection and carved tableside. Inventive drinks like…

Owner Donna Lee introduces us to fresh seafood, in a casual setting, in Lake Shore East. We’ve taken the old stand-by and punched it up a notch, with fresh, quality product in a clean modern environment, designed for busy bees like you. Guilty as charged. For traditionalists, we haven’t strayed too far, you’ll still find…

Situated in the electric Streeterville neighborhood, Viand offers an oasis of serenity. Indulge in a time-honored American meal infused with the multicultural heritage of Chicago. Delight in the reinvention of traditional comfort food with our thoughtful and carefully crafted menu. Prepared with wholesome fresh ingredients and served by a passionate staff, the dishes at our…

Sit down with Managing Partner, Pete De Castro, as he introduces you to this iconic restaurant near Millennium Park. Tavern At The Park offers acclaimed New American cuisine in an upscale decor across from beautiful Millennium Park. Deep wood tones combined with leather and stone to create an atmosphere where rich Chicago history meets modern…

Rooted in a unique brand of Americana, the concept harkens to an era when fly fishing and hunting were prominent sources of conservation in the Midwest, wherein gentlemen of the household would only fish for something that was sustainable. The name Kinmont comes from the name of an artisan salmon fly-fishing lure known as the…

Pops for Champagne is the nation’s most acclaimed champagne bar and one of Chicago’s top night clubs. For more than 30 years, Pops has strived to present an unrivaled champagne list (now at nearly 250 selections), as well as a complete bar selection, live music, and a seasonal menu of champagne-friendly small plates and shareable…

General Manager Kurt Yedla guides devHour.tv through a downtown steakhouse experience, in the suburbs, at Eddie Merlot’s in Lincolnshire. “Eddie Merlot’s is a place where hospitality and the comfort of our guests are our highest mission; we pledge to provide the finest personal service, highest quality of foods, freshest ingredients, in world class facilities for…

Manager Milo Chan explains how they try to provide a different experience, at this Chinese Fusion Restaurant in Chinatown. “We are a Chinese fusion restaurant, so we want to do things a little bit differently. We don’t want to give you the typical things you’d normally find somewhere else, we just want to bring in…

Executive Chef Aaron Lirette introduces us to the fining dining experience at Celeste, in River North.  “It’s a really small intimate room, it’s a great date spot. What we try to do with the food on the second floor is kind of very casual high-end dining. We’re going to be using the same quality ingredients…

Executive Chef David Dworshak tells about this new, modern Mexican restaurant in the West Loop. “Bar Takito is a venture that me and my partners took upon to have a second restaurant in Chicago. We not only wanted to be known for our tacos, we wanted to be known for our ceviche, our shared plates,…

Managing Partner, Aldo Zaninotto explains what makes this Italian restaurant unique. Osteria Langhe is the fast fusion of slow food and fine wine, the result of a partnership dedicated to the serious appreciation of locally-sourced fresh meats and produce steeped in the age-old traditions of Italy’s Piemonte region, paired with the incomparable heritage of Northern…

Chef and Co-Owner Joe Calabrese sits down with devHour.tv at Zia’s newest location in Lakeview. “Zia’s Lago VIsta is a Chicago Italian Restaurant that features regional Italian cuisine in a warm, relaxed setting and is modeled off our Edison Park location. It’s always been a neighborhood restaurant. When designed this restaurant we toured a lot…

  Associate Food and Beverage Director, Grace Fuller takes us on a dinner cruise experience, from Navy Pier.  “We are a fine dining restaurant with an experience. From the moment you approach the ticket booth , to the marine crew that takes your boarding passes, when you get on board you have complimentary champagne cocktail…

Executive Chef Cardel Reid takes devHour.tv on a fine dining experience, 95 floors above Chicago. “Located atop the John Hancock Center, The Signature Room at the 95th offers diners exquisite food, superb service, and a dazzling skyline view. The elegant wood designs and art deco interior create an inviting and intimate atmosphere, while the floor-to-ceiling…

Executive Chef/Partner John Chiakulas talks to devHour.tv about this hidden gem, inside of Water Tower Place. “Mity Nice is tucked away in the mezineen of Water Tower Place…You have to go through another restaurant called Food Life, with a lot of activity, to find Mity Nice, but once you do you’ll be happy you did.…

Co Owner Moe Taleb tells about the fresh, healthy ingredients that go into the menu at Zig Zag Kitchen in Lincoln Park. We specialize in delicious and reasonably priced cuisine, including our house specialties and other customer favorites. Our cuisine entrées are served in a relaxed and welcoming setting that you and your friends and…

For more than a century, the Berghoff name has been synonymous with superb food, family tradition, and hospitality excellence – and is an iconic Chicago dining experience. Today the Berghoff Catering & Restaurant Group, under the helm of fourth generation Carlyn Berghoff, includes the historic Berghoff Restaurant – one of the nation’s oldest family-run businesses,…

Since 1995, Chef Priscila Satkoff at Salpicón has been satisfying devotees of her classic and contemporary Mexican cuisine. Michelin® Guide calls her “this town’s unsung hero of contemporary Mexican cuisine”.  Her food is paired with her husband Vincent’s award-winning wine list and extensive list of 100% agave Tequilas.  Let Wanda Cole, a CMS Advanced Sommelier,…

Go on an elevated, vegetarian experience with Executive Chef Shawn McClain at Green Zebra. “One thing we want the guest to notice when they walk in is obviously the space. It’s kind of done in more natural tones, you kind of got an aubergine eggplant color to go with the cuisine of the place. It’s…

Sous Chef, Carlo Núñez, introduces us to Takito Kitchen’s take on modern Mexican small plates. “Takito Kitchen features Mexican-inspired cuisine created by Executive Chef/Partner David Dworshak. Our food is seasonal and will support local farmers and producers. Our main focus of artisanal tacos lends itself to endless possibilities of ingredients, accompaniments and salsas. Aside from…

Executive Chef and Partner, John Chiakulas, discusses the food and beverage program at this Lettuce Entertain You restaurant in River North “Beatrix is a restaurant that started out in the test kitchen at Lettuce Entertain You and it became a restaurant with what the chefs love to cook. Beatrix has evolved into a restaurant that…

Executive Chef Tony Scruggs talks BBQ with devHour.tv  “Most customers when they first walk in are immediately impressed by the size. Both rooms have something different to offer. A lot of people are amazed at the fact that we have a retractable glass sky light. Which is the largest one in the city, as well.…

Chef Eddie Sweeney talks seafood and service at Catch 35.  “Catch 35 Seafood and Premium Steaks is just a short walk from Chicago’s exciting Theatre district. The restaurant the Chicago Sun-Times calls “one of the classiest and most innovative seafood restaurants around” is perfect for a pre- or post-show dinner. Also, when Theatre patrons dine…

Chef Alex Negrete explains how Blokes and Birds aspires to be the place that fits you like your most comfy sweater. “Blokes & Birds is a public house. But more than that, it manifests our personal affinity with English Pub Culture. Take a dash of world travel, a love of brilliant food & drink, a…

Chef and Owner Lee Ann Whippen brings her competition ribs downtown to Chicago Q. “Chef Whippen founded Wood Chick’s BBQ Catering Company and BBQ Competition Team in Chesapeake, VA in 2002. In that short time, Wood Chick’s has won Multiple State BBQ Grand Championships and Awards in Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, most recently winning the…

Established in 2013 Fennel & Iris is the collaborative efforts of two sisters, Kathy and Betsy.  “Were a place for people to celebrate any special occasion, be it baby shower, bridal shower, birthday party, any type of family gathering. Also were a cafe that serves breakfast, lunch, and prefix dinners. I think that a lot…

Chef Natalie Oswald started out baking as a child with her mother and grandmother. Growing up in Toledo, Ohio she decorated cakes at local bakeries and her mothers kitchen. Friends and neighbors would always stop by for a taste or to watch her create. Already a knowledgeable baker, Oswald decided to pursue a culinary degree…

“Through the years, I became the “grillmaster” in the family and amongst my friends. There was nothing better than having people over for some great conversation, cool music, and even better food. Admittedly though, I was a one-trick pony: there was meat and everything else was “no thanks”. Then I met Megan. While not a…

Rocco of Edison’s Park, Firewater Saloon takes us on a southern experience at this country restaurant and bar. “Edison Park is a very family oriented neighborhood…they just want to come to a place where they almost feel safe. You can expect different bands that come from all over the Midwest to Texas and you can expect…

The Head Captain [Mark] sits with devHour.tv and navigates the experience that is Cite. “For over 38 years, Cite has stood 70 stories high as a Chicago institution. The ultimate dining experience features savory menu selections, impeccable service, the romantic SkyLounge, private banquet room and breathtaking views of Chicago’s skyline and lakefront.”  

Executive Chef Natalie Oswald brings modern Mexican cuisine to this Lakeview BYOB. “Chilam Balam is modern Mexican small plates restaurant meant for community sharing. It’s really cool because it’s in a basement, it’s kind of like an underground dinner club. We’re not strictly traditional Mexican, we’re more modern Mexican as well as using local ingredients.…

Milt’s BBQ for the Perplexed Executive Chef Bryan Gryka tells devHour.tv about this Kosher BBQ restaurant, in Lakeview. “We started to call it nuvo chic or casual chic. We wanted it to be fun…everything was very thought out and planned. As we are kosher we don’t do anything with pork, we do beef ribs. People…

Owners Asana and Marita talk to us about their Asian fusion restaurant, featuring small plates, Bites. At Bites, the dishes we make combine ingredients from all over the world to create something new and unique, and often times, unexpected. Much of our menu’s cultural influence comes from China, Thailand, India, Japan, Korea, and beyond, brought…

Pavilion Restaurant’s Manager Amy Mazur takes us on a Russian dining experience in Northbrook.  “From the moment you enter Pavilion until the moment you leave, your senses are indulged. Pavilion’s elegant decor features natural stone, signature cuisine: a fusion of flavors inspired by modern interpretations of French, Eastern European and American favorites. With an original…

Owner Jim Lederer brings a fine dining experience to as a casual setting at Bluegrass in Highland Park. “Bluegrass is a casual restaurant located in Highland Park. With a cozy setting nestled into the west side of town it is a true destination dining location. Complete with a warm friendly bar and an American flare,…

Maria Rodriguez treats us to some traditional entrées and some new vegan favorites, at her Lakeview restaurant. “El Nuevo Mexicano was opened by my Uncle and Aunt in 1983 as a traditional Mexican restaurant and over the years we’ve developed a menu that has fresh fish, seafood, and now we’re offering a lot of vegan…

Owner Dimitri Syrkin-Nikolau chats with devHour.tv about what makes Dimo’s Pizza unique. “We will work tirelessly to make an impact on the communities we call home, and make a difference in the lives of those who eat our food and work with us. We see pizza as our crispy, chewy, edible passion – a platform…

Bill Carroll tells us why pizza cooked in a charcoal oven is the best and only way they know how. “At Coalfire we serve an American spin on the traditional Neapolitan style pizza: A thin crust that emerges slightly charred and bubbly from our 800 degree oven fueled by clean burning coal.  Due to the…

General Manager Mark Bruscianelli chats with devHour.tv about this family run, Italian restaurant in Lakeview. “We serve good, wholesome, home-cooked meals. Old World Italian recipes are the secret of our success. We prepare all our meals with top grade ingredients: lean meat, fresh poultry, real 100% cheese, unbleached flour, absolutely nothing but the freshest tomatoes,…

Executive Chef and Owner, Bill Brandt, talks BBQ and Pizza at Big Bricks in Lincoln Square. The folks behind Lincoln Park’s famed Bricks Pizza bring you a new upscale casual restaurant in North Center. It honors the city’s culinary heritage – beer, pizza, smoked pork – while pushing the Chicago culinary experience forward. Twenty beers…

Bacino’s founder, Dan Bacin opened the first Bacino’s 30 years ago on Lincoln Avenue in Chicago, Illinois. Dan had been running a popular art-and-culture radio station and publishing a companion magazine when he decided to sell that business and open his own restaurant. After a great deal of research and advice from leading restaurateurs, he…

Ashley Ortiz, Owner, gives us a tour of this Wicker Park Antique Store and Mexican restaurant “Antique Taco is a combination of everything we love: flavorful food, antique style, and the comfort of home. When thinking of how to design Antique Taco, I knew incorporating antiques in the restaurant was a must. Besides the instant…

Piccolo Sogno features a menu of fresh, seasonal rustic Italian cuisine with an impressive all-Italian wine list. “The restaurant fits our personal goal to get to the heart of Italian wine and food. You go to Italy for simple food, prepared by hand with local ingredients and served with local wines. That’s why people love…

Manager Brian Egly of Dock Rotz in Minooka goes 1ON1 with devHour.tv “Dock Rotz is very excited to become a working part of the community of Minooka.  We are here to provide great home cooked meals,  fantastic specialty drinks, and the best selection of craft beers in the area. We offer a comfortable atmosphere where…

Chef Scott Manley walks us through the culinary story which is Table, Donkey & Stick in Logan Square. “It’s a neighborhood restaurant offering seasonal fare and a unique selection of beer, wine and spirits honoring the eating and drinking traditions of the Alps. The menu features creative, seasonally driven dishes inspired by the mountain cuisines…

General Manager Aaron chats with devHour.tv about sushi, drinks and happy hour. “Lively music, a vibrant crowd, inventive cocktails and the best sushi this side of Tokyo. You know when you’re in the RA because there’s no other place like it. Order up the best sushi in town and delight in our signature rolls or…

Owners Jennifer and Lisa explain what makes Bread & Wine so special to Irving Park. “Serving both hearty and lighter fare, Bread & Wine menu items are designed, in part, to highlight the different ethnicities in the neighborhood. Visitors can sit at the open kitchen and watch dinner being prepared, or choose one of the…

devHour.tv sits down with Chef Adam from Bistro Campagne. “Bistro Campagne is a warm and friendly neighborhood restaurant in the tradition of a true French bistro. Since our beginning in 2002, late restaurant founder, Michael Altenberg, and the Bistro Campagne staff have strived to capture and express that ephemeral quality found in favorite small neighborhood…

Lindsay, General Manager for Freestyle Food + Drink, talk to us about this River North hot spot. At freestyle food and drink, we have a passion for food and a desire to share that passion. Utilizing fresh, sustainable ingredients, we add a pinch to this and a dash of that to create American tastes with…

Executive Chef Jon Keeley tells us about the good things that are going on at Gemini Bistro, in Lincoln Park. “Gemini Bistro is a contemporary, inviting bistro serving seasonal American cuisine with French & Mediterranean influences from Executive Chef Jon Keeley. Named one of Chicago Magazine’s “Best New Restaurants” of 2009, awarded 3 Stars from…

Take a culinary tour of Barcelona, with Chef Cory Morris, right on Michigan Avenue at Mercat a la Planxa. “Mercat a La Planxa features an extraordinary selection of tapas dishes from cut-to-order charcuterie and cheeses to fresh seafood, steaks and chops, all inspired by Spain’s Catalan region. The impressive menu includes an emphasis on meats…

Paul Abu-Taleb goes 1 on 1 with devHour.tv to talk to us about this Latin-fusion restaurant located in Oak Park “Maya Del Sol features cuisine from South America, Central America, the Caribbean, Spain and Mexico, alongside an innovative cocktail selection. Our goal is to provide warm, attentive and professional service to all of our guests.…

devHour.tv chats with Jennifer about this Latin-American restaurant in Logan Square. “Serving up delicious Cuban, Mexican and South American specialties in a warm rustic ambiance accompanied by spicy salsa music and Latin rock. Clean lines and dark wood flooring create a  urban, trendy feeling accented by a fireplace making the dining experience feel like an…

Chef Tom Van Lente sits down for a beer with devHour.tv and chats about the drinks and food at  TWO, in the West Loop. “The comfortable atmosphere, with artful second-life décor, makes it a perfect West Side neighborhood gathering place. Influenced by the quality and tradition of family run butcher shops, TWO sources from trusted,…

General Manager Scott Lohr talks to devHour.tv about this well-known, River North steakhouse. “Sullivan’s is a vibrant American Steak House that offers hand-cut steaks, fresh seafood, and house made cocktails. It’s the perfect place to come for a special occasion.  The space is warm and comfortable and the hospitality and service is what sets Sullivan’s…

La Taberna tapas brings spanish-inspired tapas to chicago’s university village neighborhood. “Named after the casual corner eateries in Spain, La Taberna features the flavors of Spain’s Basque region, Latin America, Mexico and the Mediterranean. The menu is executed by the culinary team of Enrique Cortez and Gustavo Castaneda. Many of the libations include infused tequilas,…

Offering a cozy destination for socializing and imbibing, JIMMY features a carefully curated music selection of throwback sounds from music’s most inspired decades.  The cocktail menu changes seasonally and features both specialty and classic drinks created with a unique mix of custom ingredients and recipes.  In addition to the progressive cocktail menu, JIMMY also includes…

Owner Paola Perez introduces us to Spanish Wine and Tapas at Paola’s Vinum in the West Loop. “Here at Paola’s Vinum, we have taken the art of food and drink to the most personal level. Our heritage believes that family, food and love live together hand-in-hand. And we celebrate our heritage by serving the best…

Former Check, Please! Host and Master Sommelier Alpana Singh Introduces us to her River North restaurant: The Boarding House. “The Boarding House is a luxurious restaurant that offers a comfortable setting for any occasion. As you walk into the restaurant you’ll notice a chandelier made of 10,000 wine glasses suspended above the main bar and…

Chef Joey Beato sits down with devHour.tv to talk about the Portage’s new look and menu. “The Portage offers a charming, cozy atmosphere and the service and food help provide a unified experience that makes dining at The Portage special. The menu offers classic, yet inventive American cuisine. There are the staples, such as, fried…

“The Bourgeois Pig Café was opened on a shoestring budget in May of 1993 by the president & founder of the company, F. Mason Green, then 28 years old. Having backpacked extensively throughout Europe after college graduation and visiting many incredible cafes, and then spending several years waiting tables on Russian Hill in San Francisco,…

Brothers Enoch and Caleb talk to us about their New American restaurant in Roscoe Village: Endgrain. “Endgrain is a low key neighborhood destination in Roscoe Village. The cuisine is new American casual with the integrity of fine dining. The menu highlights dishes such as enoch’s doughnuts with La Colombe coffee, savory biscuit sandwiches, pies, and…

Owner Kevin Shirley brings the Rustic Northwoods atmosphere & cuisine to Chicagoland at Meeca Supper Club in Edison Park. “We invite you to try Edison Park’s premiere restaurant for perfectly grilled steaks, fresh daily fish & seafood specials, hearty pastas, original sandwiches & burgers, and piping hot fresh MECCA pizza. All of which is served…

Shaun Black tells us about the dining experience within Lemon Tree grocer – Zest Bistro “Zest Bistro offers freshly caught seafood, custom cut meats, generous burgers, pasta dishes, locally sourced produce, wine and cheese flights, cheese plates, craft beers, and made-to-order sushi. We also feature many gluten-free and vegetarian options and is family-friendly. We host…

Chef and Owner Christopher Ala tells devHour.tv why this is a little touch of France. “At Hemmingway’s Bistro the menu combines classic French dishes with the freshest Midwest ingredients. Each day there is a Plat du Jour featuring such staples as Coq au Vin, Caussoulet Toulousain, Bouillabaisse, Beef Wellington and Duck al’ Orange. The daily…

Sit down with brothers Joe and Eric see what makes this a Mundelein staple. Bill’s Pizza & Pub is a family-friendly restaurant with a unique, comfortable, northwoods-inspired dining room. Our world renowned thin crust and double decker pizzas are outstanding! Also, try our delicious sandwiches and new desserts. The atmosphere at Bill’s Pizza & Pub…

Lisa from Pilot Petes tells us why they’re just “Plane Fun!” “The main thing about Pilot Pete’s is that we’re just plane fun. We have the best views in the ‘burbs, we have huge portions, great prices and the atmosphere is spectacular. I would like everyone to tell their friends and family that it’s a…

Chef & Owner Chef Stefano Roman tells devHour.tv why Pizza Rustica is so much more than the name suggests. “People always ask why our name includes ‘pizza’, when we offer so much more.  The answer is, because that’s how it all began back in 2005: pizza, plus a few blackboard specials, in a tiny storefront…

Our restaurant is located in Carol Stream so you’re never far away from having a great meal and a great time. After 16 years of service in Carol Stream we have defined ourselves as the premier “Neighborhood Eatery”! All our food is prepared fresh with the highest quality ingredients. We have a menu that will…

Enso Sushi & Bar’s General Manager, Vassaly, chats about this authentic Japanese restaurant,that has a Chicago twist. “Enso is a place where you can sit back and relax in the presence of good company and good food.  The philosophy behind the name allows us to give back to Chicago in a way where dining is…

Branko Podrumedic introduces us to his Romanian restaurant, in the Irving Park neighborhood. “We are very well known about our homemade, contemporary, European food. Our homemade goulash, short rib goulash or very, vegetarian goulash people die for. We bake our own bread and make our own pastries and cakes in house. We have french cabaret,…

James Moorhouse tells devHour.tv why this is the quintessential neighborhood establishment. “Rockwell’s is the quintessential, local, neighborhood establishment that’s going to just serve you with a smile,  good quality ingredients and delicious craft beers. The main thing we’re known for is our burgers, first and foremost. We have eight different varieties and you can go…

Browntrout is a comfortable, casual fine-dining experience located at 4111 N. Lincoln in the North Center area of Chicago. We are family owned and can seat 70 people, comfortably, in our dining room. We have a large central communal table for large groups. Our emphasis is on sustainability and agro-consciousness, without sacrificing quality. We believe…

Chef and Owner Craig Fass explains why his hamburger meat is unlike any other hamburger meat. “We are constantly pushing ourselves forward trying to come up with new fun stuff to do here. You can come in and get a hamburger, you can get a sandwich. The same amount of love is put into a…

Chef & Owner Vittorio Iasalvatore takes us to the south of Italy in this Lincoln Square restaurant. “More than just pizza, I MONELLI has a menu on par with trattorias in Italy, all with a rustic twist that features authentic ingredients in a warm, inviting atmosphere. In addition to the unique and daring pizza with…

Owner Liz Finan talks to devHour.tv about the menu and experience at O’Shaughnessy’s “We’re a friendly neighborhood pub where everyone is welcome to enjoy great food and drinks in our traditional Irish setting. The affordable menu features both healthful and hearty Irish and American fare; we have a few vegetarian or vegan options. There is…

Chef James and Jennifer are both from Philly and while they love Chicago they missed their favorite foods like Philly Cheesesteaks, Hoagies and Tastykakes. Talk about an easy decision when coming up with a concept for their first restaurant together! Philly Cheesesteak Bar! Combining the best of both Philly and Chi-Town…the rolls are Amoroso from…

  Vincent Colombet explains the culinary experience which is Cook Au Vin, in Bucktown. “My approach is I’m always trying to let the people customize their food as we cook. Sometimes we have a group that likes a lot of spicy food, so we can put more spice or if they like it more bland…

Managing Owner, Israel Sanchez, gives us a tour of this busy Lakeview spot. “Cesar’s is a family restaurant that’s been around for 23 years and this particular location has been around 12 years. Our menu consists of various recipes that have been carried on through generations. We pride ourselves in many of our dishes being…