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Tribune criticNot surprisingly, Bryce Caron didn't stay unemployed very long. The pastry chef, who did outstanding work at Blackbird before his recent and sudden dismissal, has joined Graham Elliot restaurant (217 W. Huron St., 312-624-9975). Caron, who was named one...
G.E.B. 841 W. Randolph St. 312-888-2258 Rating: !!!½ (out of four) Heating up Chef Graham Elliot's been known to ruffle feathers. Over the years, he's pissed off Yelp reviewers, argued with critics and can be brutally honest as a judge on "MasterChef."...
The Hartford CourantRob Fralick and Marc DeTour, who first met in pre-school 38 years ago, grew up listening to the classic rock music of their parents' generation. Fans of 1960s' greats such as Jimi Hendrix and the Grateful Dead, the business partners decided to add music...
The question for me is whether Blackbird is a four-star restaurant with three-star amenities, or a three-star restaurant with four-star cuisine. For though the food at this 14-year-old restaurant is exemplary (more on that in a moment), there are aspects...
Who eats: This West Loop dining room pulls in business types, a surprising number of students and the occasional mild-mannered reporter. Why eat: Blackbird is one of the finest restaurants in the country (multiple James Beard nominations) as well as...
I don't know if teachers still do this, but at the end of each school year, I was handed a summer reading list, a sheet of required and optional books that would prepare students for the coming school year. (I still owe a measure of revenge to the teacher...
Tags: Pump Room, Seafood, The Bristol, Chicago Hotels, Japan
Call it the accidental road trip. Looking for a less monotonous route home from Northern California last summer, my family and I took California 99 south from Sacramento to Bakersfield and picked up Interstate 5 from there. It took a little longer, but...
Tribune reporterPaul Kahan is the opposite of an enigma. He is easily explained. He is pleased by simple pleasures. He defines his life by four pillars: chef, record-store geek, husband, law-abiding citizen. Everything else is noise. In judgment, he renders halfway...
WASHINGTON — First lady Michelle Obama will give the spouses of NATO leaders a taste of her native South Side on May 20 before a private dinner for them at the Art Institute of Chicago, her aides said Monday. She's inviting the group to tour the...
Tribune reporterWASHINGTON — First lady Michelle Obama will give the spouses of NATO leaders a taste of her native South Side on May 20 before a private dinner for them at the Art Institute of Chicago, her aides said Monday. She's inviting the group to tour the...
Tags: Michelle Obama, South Shore, Camp David, White House, NATO
Tribune reporterThe Jean Banchet Awards, the local Emmy's of the restaurant world, were announced in a lavish ceremony hosted by Steve Dolinsky and Alpana Singh at the Fairmont Hotel Friday night. The awards were part of the 15th annual Grand Chefs Gala. Chef Jimmy...
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