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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."...
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...
When Charlie Trotter announced, just past the stroke of midnight on New Year's Day, that he would be closing his eponymous Chicago restaurant at the end of August, quite a few people vowed to get to Charlie Trotter's, one last time or even for the very...
Tribune criticThere's nothing like sitting down to a three-course meal prepared by a top-name chef. But at Taste of Chicago? If the City Council gives the OK, that could be an option in July. An ordinance going before the City Council Wednesday would allow the...
Tags: Grant Park, Tony Mantuano, Spiaggia, Hermosa, Taste of Chicago
Tribune reportersIn Chicago’s dining scene, there is Alinea, and there is everybody else. That’s the message being conveyed in the 2012 Michelin Guide Chicago, whose star ratings were announced Tuesday afternoon. Only Alinea, which also earned three stars...
Tags: Tru, Schwa, Everest, Seasons Restaurant, Kevin Pang
Tribune newspapersTwo Chicago hotels and three restaurants have been awarded the top five-star designation in the annual Forbes Travel Guide ratings. The honored hotels were the Four Seasons and The Peninsula, and the restaurants were Alinea, Charlie Trotter's and L2O....
Charlie Trotter was kidding when he cracked, "I thought it was a law in Chicago that you couldn't open a restaurant without working here first," but the truth is that one could assemble a formidable culinary all-star team consisting solely of chefs who...
Tags: Dining and Drinking, Alinea, Charlie Trotter, Schwa, Restaurants
Tribune reporterOn the Facebook page of "The Butcher & Larder," the Noble Square butcher shop, owner Rob Levitt posted a link Wendesday to an article about Congress lifting the ban on funding horse-meat inspections. The implication was horses could once again be...
Tribune reporterAndrew Brochu is the new chef at Graham Elliot’s flagship restaurant. Brochu’s hiring, which will be announced to staff this afternoon at the Gallery District restaurant, is the clearest sign yet Elliot is eschewing the playful, cheeky...
Tags: Entertainment, Avenues, EL Ideas, Kevin Pang, Michelin Group
Chef Merlin Verrier of Graham Elliot restaurant is from the Central Coast of California, and says his Hispanic-influcened roots there were the inspiration for his creation in our "Healthy Bites" segment. We were doubtful Merlin could pull this recipe off...
Slurping Turtle 116 W. Hubbard St. 312-464-0466 Rating: !!! (out of 4) Off to a good start Watch out, Melman brothers. Your Hubbard Street spots, Hub 51 and Paris Club, definitely bring the crowds, but the next block over—100 West—might...
Tags: Dining and Drinking, Tapas, Foods and Beverages, Takashi, Pasta
RedEyeThe first time I had steak tartare was at Maude's Liquor Bar. Hardly a late bloomer when it comes to the wonder of raw beef and runny egg -- I was only 24. But if it hadn't been for the drinks, the crushing crowd at the bar, the desperate rush for late...
Tags: Tru, Crofton, Bars and Clubs, Chicago Tribune, Gilt Bar
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