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Restaurant reviews by Phil Vettel

Phil Vettel has been the Chicago Tribune’s restaurant critic since 1989. Video versions of Phil’s reviews (without revealing his face, of course) can be seen weekly on WGN-TV and CLTV. And he’s a regular contributor to the Tribune blog The Stew (

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Phil Vettel reviews Juno

Phil Vettel Reviews Next – Bocuse d’Or Menu

J. Rocco and Tre Soldi

It`s one of the hottest new restaurants in the entire country, earning accolades from Bon Appetit magazine among others.
So what`s so special about fat rice?
Chicago Tribune dining critic Phil Vettel stopped by to find out.

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One of Chicago’s most innovative restaurants is changing things up.
Chicago Tribune dining critic Phil Vettel offers his take on the newly re-vamped Elizabeth.

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