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  • Chicago, Illinois: Lost Lake

    3154 W. Diversey Ave.; no phone

    Lost Lake, a tiki bar that redefines the category, is the latest newcomer to Chicago’s bar scene, joining the ranks of classics like The Violet Hour and ...See full review

    Review by Caitlin Griffith on Jun 18th 2015 in Bars, Cocktail Bar, Illinois, Chicago

  • Chicago, Illinois: Salero

    621 W. Randolph St.; 312-466-1000

    Nestled between perennial favorites Blackbird and Avec, Salero is the latest addition to West Randolph’s Restaurant Row. Here Ashlee Aubin combines Basque inspiration with seasonal Midwest ingredients for unexpected dishes like burrata cheese with morcilla and blood orange marmalade, ...See full review

    Review by Caitlin Griffith on Jun 17th 2015 in Cuisine, Spanish, Illinois, Chicago

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        • 2014: Jeff Kellogg | Maialino, NYC

          A bit of non-direction landed Jeff Kellogg at the doors of a fledgling restaurant group in Charlotte, North Carolina, 131 Main. After helping the group open and expand four restaurants and a wine bar, he headed to the historic Greenbrier Resort in White Sulpher Springs, West Virginia. Kellogg was ...Read More

          Interviewed by Caitlin Griffith on Oct 1st 2014 in Best New Sommeliers, 2014

        Wineries to Watch

        • 2014: Mullineux

          Chris and Andrea Mullineux settled in Swartland in 2007, attracted by the region’s old-vine plots of syrah and grenache. The couple produces reds, but we were intrigued by their 2012 Swartland white. It blends old-vine chenin with clairette blanche and viognier, offering fresh peach flavors with pale scents of wheat and honey. ...Read more

          By Joshua Greene on Oct 29th 2014 in Wineries to Watch, 2014

        • 2014: Zuccardi

          These are times of radical change in Zuccardi. Sebastian Zuccardi, third-generation owner, has led this traditional winery from Mendoza to explore the region in search of new flavors for its wines. At their new winery in Altamira, they are creating a series of wines deeply identified with their origins. Today, Zuccardi ...Read more

          By Patricio Tapia on Oct 29th 2014 in Wineries to Watch, 2014