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Tribune reporterPaul Kahan, who received the James Beard Foundation's Outstanding Chef award last week, and Rick Bayless, who won his Outstanding Chef award in 1991 (the first Chicago chef so honored), will head the Mazda6 Celebrity Chef du Jour lineup at Taste of...
RedEyeThe Taste of Chicago is bringing back its Celebrity Chef du Jour series with a fresh line-up of big-name local chefs. Featured chefs for the fine-dining experience include Rick Bayless, Carrie Nahabedian, Giuseppe Tentori, Gale Gand, The Hearty Boys and...
RedEyeYou've already waited in line for popcorn at Garrett. You've endured verbal abuse at The Wieners Circle. And you've devoured the Chicago classic that is the Italian beef sandwich (Al's #1 and Johnnie's being the best, depending on who you ask). So...
Tags: Italy, Nellcote, Chatham, Frontera Grill, Sandwiches
Tribune criticZagat, publishers of the reader-review based Zagat Guides, has released its second-annual “30 Under 30” list of Chicagoans in the restaurant and hospitality business. The list, intended to recognize up-and-coming talents rather than...
Tags: L2O, Atwood Cafe, Acadia, Telegraph, Ken Carter
Can a restaurant be a hidden gem if everybody knows about it? A road-less-traveled location and understated-to-a-fault exterior haven't prevented 6-week-old La Sirena Clandestina (which means "the hidden mermaid") from pulling in crowds to its Market...
Tags: Seafood, Shrimp, Stranger Than Fiction, Marketing, Coconut
RedEyeWhen it comes to adventures in dining and drinking, Chicago definitely delivered this year. Hot chefs expanded their empires with new restaurants. New words made their way into our nightlife vocabulary. And, of course, there were doughnuts. And pie. And...
Tags: Bonsoiree, Nellcote, Acadia, Graham Elliot, Wicker Park
The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, had dinner at upscale Mexican restaurant Mercadito Monday while in Chicago for NATO. And as you would expect, he had plenty of company. Besides the Prince's table of seven, the large...
RedEyeReview: La Sirena Clandestina 954 W. Fulton Market 312-226-5300 Rating: !!! ½ (Heating up) Don't recognize the name John Manion? It's not your fault—the chef's largely been out of the limelight since his former home, Mas, closed in 2008. He...
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...
R.J. Grunts 2056 N. Lincoln Park West 773-929-5363 Craving a bite of history? This is where Rich Melman’s restaurant empire, Lettuce Entertain You, started back in 1971. Fill up on milkshakes, half-pound burgers and platefuls from the massive...
Tags: Television Industry
IF YOU GO From LAX, nonstop service to Chicago is offered on United, American and Virgin America; direct service (stop, no change of plane) on US Airways and connecting service (change of plane) on United, American, Delta and US Airways. Restricted...
Tribune reporterThursday's Dining cover story is our profile on chef Paul Kahan as he and his team prepare to open Publican Quality Meats, the Fulton Market butcher shop. A few newsworthy items from the piece: *** As we reported earlier, Publican Quality Meats is...
Tags: Avec, Irving Park, Rick Bayless, Lula Cafe, Dining and Drinking
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