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A Taste of: Pumpkin Steam Cake by Blackbird's Dana Cree

Blackbird's Dana Cree shares the secrets to her pumpkin steam cake with Rabbit Hole Magazine.

Interview with Rising Star Nominee David Posey

The James Beard Foundation takes a peak at a day at Blackbird with David Posey, James Beard Rising Star Nominee.

Know Your Bartender: Kyle Davidson

Time Out Chicago recently caught up with Blackbird Chief Mixologist Kyle Davidson.

James Beard Award Nomination 2012

Blackbird nominated for the James Beard Foundation Awards 2012: Outstanding Chef

Oh-So-Photogenic

Blackbird Chef David Posey posed for the June 24 issue of Forbes Life. He was profiled alongside a selection of America's rising star chefs, in conjunction with his recent James Beard Award nomination.

Hanging with Harris

Donnie Madia enjoys an exquisite season cocktail offering from Lynn House—London Calling—while "Hanging with Harris" at the bar at Blackbird.

Lights. Camera. Blackbird.

Blackbird was featured live on FOX 32's "News at 9," in recognition of Chef Paul Kahan's James Beard award for Outstanding Chef.

Paul Kahan Wins Outstanding Chef!!!

Blackbird Executive Chef Paul Kahan shared in the top prize—Outstanding Chef—at the 2013 James Beard Foundation Awards. Congratulations, Chef Kahan!

A Modernist Classic

Blackbird's own Dana Cree was recently profiled by Shuna Lydon, a fellow pastry practitioner, and blogger extraordinaire.

Q&A with David Posey

Chef David Posey recently took the time to answer questions from The James Beard Foundation, in advance of this year's award ceremony. He speaks in detail about his past, his present philosophy, and a few of his great meals.

Nation's Restaurant News

Pasty Chef Dana Cree is profiled in the most recent edition of Nation's Restaurant News. Learn more about her career-defining past, and her future plans for Blackbird's pastry department.

Aritzia Magazine

Blackbird is featured in the newest issue of Aritzia Magazine. They took it upon themselves to dub us the "Godfather" of Randolph Street. We're just proud of 15 years spent serving incredible guests.

Top 100 Restaurants

Blackbird has been chosen by Opinionated About Dining as one of the Top 100 US Restaurants of 2013. We are honored to be listed among so many giants of our industry.

Burger Time

Chef Posey's juicy Short-Rib Burger made Time Out Chicago's list of the "Best Burgers at Non-Burger Restaurants." This delicacy is available Monday–Friday, from 11:30–2:00, during Blackbird's lunch service. We'll see you soon!

James Beard Awards: Finalists!

Congratulations to Chefs Paul Kahan and David Posey, as well as Donnie Madia, and the Violet Hour, for making this year's list of James Beard Awards finalists. Well done, all!

Nat Geo

Blackbird received mention in the latest edition of National Geographic Traveller Magazine. Read all about our fair, Windy City in Chicago: The Art of Seduction.

Best Pastry Chefs 2013

Blackbird's Pastry Chef, Dana Cree, is one of Tasting Table's Best Pastry Chefs of 2013. As Chicago's sole representative in this special feature, Chef Cree makes a big splash with her Roasted Chestnut Hot Chocolate with Toasted Vanilla Bean Marshmallows. Congratulations, Dana!

The Layover: Chicago

Chef Paul Kahan—alongside Anthony Bourdain, and Blackbird partner Donnie Madia—was featured on the Travel Channel's most recent epidode of "The Layover." View a clip from their conversation here.

Lynn House Strikes Gold with "Diamonds and Pears"

Blackbird’s resident Mixologist, Lynn House, is Chicago’s 2012 Punch Wars Champion. Her winning cocktail, “Diamonds and Pears,” won her a trip to Miami, where, on October 16, she’ll make a run at the Punch Wars National Title.

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Five Questions with Dana Cree

Pastry Chef Dana Cree featured in Chicago Magazine.

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World's Best Bars

Head Mixologist Lynn House and Pastry Chef Dana Cree featured in the August edition of the Chicago Bar Guide.

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James Beard Award Nomination 2011

Blackbird and chef Paul Kahan nominated for The James Beard Foundation Awards 2011: Outstanding Chef Award

A day in the life of Chef Paul Kahan

A day in the life of Chef Paul Kahan by POPSUGAR Chicago.

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Anthony Bourdain on his fave places in Chicago: Paul Kahan's restaurants!

Chef Anthony Bourdain shows some love to Paul Kahan’s restaurants in Chicago.

“Favorite Chicago spot for food? Any place run by Paul Kahan: Blackbird, avec, The Publican, Big Star.”

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Pastry Chef Patrick Fahy on The Gluttonous Ghost

Pastry Chef Patrick Fahy’s new desserts at Blackbird.

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Chef Paul Kahan featured on Food Network

Food Network Magazine asked top chefs across the country for their best advice.

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Chef Paul Kahan featured on Maxim.com

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Chef Paul Kahan featured in bonappetit.com

Chef Paul Kahan featured in “11 Celeb Chefs Dish on Their Sexiest Meal Ever”

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Bang Bang Shoot 'em Up!

Check out Pastry Chef Patrick Fahy!!!

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ZAGAT Survey 09/10

Blackbird is rated by Zagat.

Wine Spectator

Blackbird featured in Wine Spectator

Culinary Trends XIII

Blackbird featured in Culinary Trends

City Magazine

Blackbird featured in City Magazine

Cafe's Bars, & Restaurants, Architectural design

Blackbird Restaurant featured in a book titled “Cafe’s, Bars, & Restaurants”

In Style Magazine

Blackbird featured in In Style Magazine

GQ Magazine

Blackbird featured in GQ magazine

ZAGAT Survey 08/09

Blackbird surveyed by ZAGAT

James Beard Award Nomination 2009

Blackbird nominated for The James Beard Foundation Awards 2009: Outstanding Chef Award

The Chicago Reader, November 2008

Blackbird featured in The Chicago Reader, November 2008.

Chicago Sun-Times June 2007

Blackbird featured in Chicago Sun-Times June 2007

Angeleno Magazine June 2007

Blackbird featured on Angeleno Magazine, June 2007

amNew York May 2007

Blackbird featured in amNew York

Time Out Chicago March 2007

Blackbird mentioned in Time Out Chicago, March 2007 Loop/West Loop restaurants

Chicago Social March 2007

Blackbird mentioned in Chicago Social March 2007

Chicago Sun-Times March 2007

Blackbird featured in Chicago Sun-Times March 2007

Chicago Sun-Times March 2007 Blackbird benefit

Blackbird benefit brings Mario Batali to town

Chicago Sun-Times March 2007

Chef Paul Kahan for Common Threads

Chicago Social March 2007, Soo K. Chang & Blackbird

Soo K. Chang and Blackbird featured in Chicago Social

Today's Chicago Woman Maria Pinto

Maria Pinto on Blackbird, March 2007

Chicago Sun-Times February 2007

Blackbird mentioned in Chicago Sun-Times, February 2007

Time Out Chicago February 2007

Blackbird in Time Out Chicago’s Contemporary American cuisine

Time Out Chicago 2007 Eat Out Awards

Blackbird nominated for the Time Out Chicago 2007 Eat Out Awards

Times Union February 2007

Blackbird on Times Union, February 2007

James Beard Award Nomination 2007

Blackbird nominated for The James Beard Foundation Awards 2007: Outstanding Chef Award

WWD Scoop Magazine, December 2006

Blackbird Restaurant featured in WWD Scoop Magazine, December 2006.

BeE Magazine, Fall 2006

Blackbird featured in BeE Magazine, Fall 2006

Food & Wine Magazine, June 2006

Blackbird featured in Food & Wine Magazine, June 2006

Town & Country Travel, Summer 2006

Blackbird featured in Town & Country Travel

North Shore Magazine, November 2005

Blackbird featured in North Shore Magazine, November 2005

R&I Ivy Awards, 2005

Blackbird featured in the R&I 2005 Ivy Awards

Chicago Magazine, November 2004

Blackbird featured in Chicago Magazine, November 2004

Wallpaper Navigator, Summer 2004

Blackbird featured in Wallpaper Navigator, Summer 2004

James Beard Award 2004

Blackbird elected for the The James Beard Foundation Awards 2004: American Express Best Chef Midwest

James Beard Award Nomination 2003

Blackbird nominated for The James Beard Foundation Awards 2003: American Express Best Chef Midwest

Chicago Magazine, November 2002

Blackbird featured in Chicago Magazine, November 2002

James Beard Award 2002

Blackbird elected for a James Beard Foundation Award for
Outstanding Restaurant Design, 2002

James Beard Award 2002

Blackbird Restaurant’s James Beard Award nominations, 2002.

James Beard Award Nomination 2002

Blackbird nominated for the James Beard Foundation Awards 2002: American Express Best Chef Midwest

James Beard Award Nomination 2002

Blackbird nominated for the James Beard Foundation Awards 2002

Food & Wine Magazine, January 2002

Blackbird featured in Food & Wine Magazine, January 2002

Food & Wine Magazine, November 2001

Blackbird featured in Food & Wine Magazine, November 2001

Gourmet Magazine, October 2001

Blackbird featured in Gourmet Magazine, October 2001.

New York Times Magazine, August 2001

Blackbird featured in New York Times Magazine, August 2001

James Beard Award Nomination 2001

Blackbird nominated for the James Beard Foundation Awards 2001

Architectural Record, May 2000

AIA Honor Awards, May 2000

Bon Appetit, January 1999

Blackbird featured in Bon Appetit, January 1999

Chicago Tribune, May 1998

Blackbird featured in The Chicago Tribune, May 1998

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