March 8, 2018

Black Bull
You can undeniably never go wrong with jamon Iberico, and proprietor Daniel Alonso’s Spanish number Black Bull is one of the city’s top haunts for the pricey cured ham. Thanks to Spain’s affinity for tapas, Black Bull is an excellent option for a small plate...

January 23, 2018


by Matt Kirouac

Chicago is filled with celebrity chefs and acclaimed restaurateurs, but the city’s world-renowned dining scene is built on unsung heroes. Throughout Chicago, chefs, cooks and bakers are creating ext...

December 14, 2017

Best Chicago happy hour deals: Dec. 14-20

by Samantha Nelson

Here's where to drink on a budget this week in Chicago.

Tuesday, Dec. 19

Black Bull (1721 W. Division St. 773-227-8600) offers a rotating selection of three pintxos for $10 plus paella and a porron of sangria for...

November 30, 2017

 Explore the many specialties of Spanish cuisine as this charming Wicker Park restaurant with dishes such as paella Valenciana, croquettas, suckling pig and grilled octopus.  Look for an extensive selection of Spanish sherries as well as wines.

1721 W. Division St....

October 17, 2017

By Antonio Basada

Booming since the early aughts, the dual hotspots prove they’re only just heating up.

Like the twins of astrological sign Gemini, Bucktown and Wicker Park are practically inseparable—the districts bleed into each other so seamlessly, it’s hard to know w...

October 2, 2017

By David Hammond

Mid-September, at Maple & Ash in Chicago, we were at a dinner celebrating the release of a new book, “Coming to My Senses” by Alice Waters of Berkeley’s legendary Chez Panisse. Of her experiences with the Spanish tortilla, Waters said, “The first time I...