Posts tagged "ryan poli"

Tavernita: A New Beginning

Tavernita: A New Beginning
Since Tavernita opened a few months ago the platitudes have been pouring in from the food writers in Chicago. Many have fallen in love with the Spanish styled restaurant and pintxo barcito. The dining room has a sophisticated quality yet has a similar urban feel as its sister restaurant Mercadito. The pinxto bar is as... Read more »

20 Questions with CEO Bill Terlato - Terlato International

20 Questions with CEO Bill Terlato - Terlato International
Bill Terlato has my job! Oh, you don’t know Bill? The Terlato family is one of the largest wine marketers, importers & winery owners in the country and it all began here in Chicago. Started over 50 years ago by Bill’s father, Anthony, he worked with his father and father-in-law to start bringing fine wine to the Chicago... Read more »

20 Questions with Chef Michael Taus - Zealous

20 Questions with Chef Michael Taus - Zealous
Michael Taus has been a part of the Chicago restaurant scene for nearly 2 decades. From an industry perspective that’s a huge accomplishment, personally I think it’s impressive he’s stayed relevant by changing and adapting with culinary trends and the economy. I’ve never worked with Michael but he’s cut from an old school cloth. He... Read more »
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20 Questions with Ryan Poli

Every Wednesday, we’ll be learning a bit more about one Chef/Restaurant Owner/Sommelier through my favorite game, 20 questions! This first week features Chef Ryan Poli. He’s been working on his latest project Tavernita and definitely one of the more colorful personalities in the Chicago culinary scene. Chef Ryan Poli                                             Restaurant                   TavernitaMarried                        No Kids                            None that he... Read more »

2011 Chicago Rising Stars Gala

Last night was probably one of the best food events of the year. Starchefs.com hosted its Rising Stars event at the Fairmont Hotel and it was an industry packed event. The honored chefs fed the crowd well, very well! Most events like this there are one or two bites you think – what was that?... Read more »