Sepia

Sepia offers both lunch and dinner in the West Loop neighborhood of Chicago. Their wine program has received numerous accolades on the national level and the restaurant has received a one-star Michelin rating each consecutive year since 2011. The menu is product-driven, focusing on seasonal produce by local artisan farmers. Pasta, jams, chutneys and charcuterie…

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Xerta Restaurant

Chef Fran López trained in Barcelona then went to Paris for a three-month stage for Alain Ducasse at Plaza Athenee. He ended up working there for three years. He and his brother opened El Torreó de l’Indià (now called Villa Retiro Restaurant) which received it’s first Michelin star when he was only 25 years old. Xerta Restaurant, located in 5-star…

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El Camello Jr

El Camello Jr is an open-air restaurant in downtown Tulum frequented by tourists and locals. Known for their seafood tacos, ceviche and fried fish. Big portions. Small prices. My friends and I had lunch at Taqueria Honorio then went to El Camello Jr to meet our friend. For lunch. Lunch #2 at El Camello Jr.…

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Taqueria Honorio

In the town of Tulum, Mexico, there is one restaurant that a lot of people will tell you to go for tacos. However they don’t serve dinner and if you plan on going for lunch, they might be closed by the time you arrive. Taqueria Honorio opens at 6 a.m. Tuesday through Sunday but closes when they run out of food. How…

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Three Dots and a Dash

The James Beard Foundation Awards are awards that recognize top culinary industry professionals in the United States. Category winners include: writers, media, chefs, service, beverage, restaurant designers and culinary educators. It’s an exciting time for any food enthusiast to be in the host city, which has been Chicago since 2015. Many food and beverage-related events, pop-ups and demos are…

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