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Cookie Monster: Whole Wheat Sables with Za'atar

Sweets Carrie Vasios Mullins 2 comments

French butter cookies (sables) are topped with the Middle Eastern spice blend za'atar for a savory-sweet snack that would be great as an hors d'oeuvre with wine. More

Whole Wheat Sables with Za'atar

Serious Eats Carrie Vasios Mullins 2 comments

French butter cookies (sables) are topped with the Middle Eastern spice blend za'atar for a savory-sweet snack that would be great as an hors d'oeuvre with wine. More

Messing with Success: 12 BLT Variations We Love in Chicago

Chicago Nick Kindelsperger 2 comments

Adding components to a BLT is a tough job. How do you improve something already so perfect? I decided to track down some of the restaurants truly making their mark on the BLT, either by adding an unexpected ingredient or by upping the ridiculousness. More

Video: Zagat's Battle of the Red Bull Cocktails

Drinks Maggie Hoffman 2 comments

Ever try to really challenge a bartender who offers 'bespoke' cocktails? The folks at Zagat recently did just that: they went to Sable in Chicago and ordered up custom cocktails made with energy drinks (not the easiest ingredient to mix with.) Could Sable's fancy bartenders rock the Red Bull? More

Snapshots from the 5th Annual Baconfest Chicago

Chicago Dennis Lee 2 comments

Baconfest Chicago is like Lollapalooza, except instead of bands, you have a talented crew of chefs, and instead of music, well, there's bacon. More

Staff Picks: Where Do You Take an Out of Town Guest in Chicago?

Chicago The Serious Eats Chicago Team 10 comments

Don't let anyone fool you: choosing the perfect place to take an out of town guest requires planning. It may sound easy, but you're looking for something more than just an excellent meal. While the restaurant has to serve knockout food (that's a given), it simultaneously has to showcase something unique about the city. More

The Vegetarian Option: Sable Kitchen & Bar

Chicago Roger Kamholz Post a comment

Sable in River North is a spot where you can come for either the food or the drinks and happily stay for the other. It also happens to do right by vegetarians. More

Scenes from the Green City Market's Chefs' BBQ Benefit

Chicago Nick Kindelsperger 2 comments

Last night, some of the best chefs in Chicago set up shop in Lincoln Park for the Green City Market's Chefs' BBQ Benefit, which helps raise money for educational initiatives at the market. The original plan was to try and eat every single dish, but considering there were over 80 restaurants at the event, I had to make do with sampling as much as I could. I did pretty well. More

8 Rabbit Dishes We Love in Chicago

Chicago Nick Kindelsperger 10 comments

Bring on the bunnies. For too long rabbit has merely been an exotic offering, something written out on menus for a bit of shock value. But there is a long and delicious history of eating rabbit in most of the world's best cuisines. They must be on to something. Here are just a few of our favorite rabbit dishes from around town. More

Russ & Daughters Meshugge Sandwich is Crazy Good

New York Joe DiStefano 4 comments

Russ & Daughters has been hand-slicing fish on Manhattan’s Lower East side for more than twice as long as I’ve been alive—since 1914 to be specific. As a lover of smoked fish and caviar I’m ashamed to admit I’ve... More

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