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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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.…

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…