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In the last six months, three highly regarded restaurant chef/operators — Stephanie Izard of Girl & the Goat, Graham Elliot of his eponymous restaurant, and David Flom and Matt Moore of Chicago Cut Steakhouse — have opened sequel restaurants,...
Graham Elliot is hot. The much-decorated chef owns three Chicago restaurants and will be inducted into the Chicago Chefs Hall of Fame in two weeks. He shares screen time with Joe Bastianich and Gordon Ramsay judging "MasterChef" (just renewed for a...
Everyone knows Charlie Trotter as the chef of Charlie Trotter's. It's his name, his restaurant, and he's the boss. But that title “chef” has many meanings, and Trotter has embodied just about all of them during his 25 years at Charlie Trotter'...
Tags: Game, Foods and Beverages, Tru, Graham Elliot, Art Smith
Given chef Curtis Duffy's curriculum vitae — his work at Alinea, the two Michelin stars awarded to Avenues restaurant on Duffy's watch — there really wasn't any question whether Grace, Duffy's first solo effort, would be good. Just how good....
Can a four-star meal begin with fried smelts and end with a Butterfinger bar? My last dinner at Sixteen says yes. These are uncertain times for four-star dining in Chicago. Since last September, four previous top-rated restaurants have closed up shop...
Graham Elliot was an aspiring young cook in the late '90s carrying steaks to a party of 20 in the Charlie Trotter's Studio Kitchen when the restaurant's brilliant, mercurial owner stopped him in the hallway and grabbed one of the pieces of meat. "He...
Tags: Steaks, Foods and Beverages, Key West, Recipes, Tru
Mitchell Dulin ambled through his new Wilmette restaurant, The Avenue, still under construction and coated in a layer of dust, and saw things not yet in existence. There was the walnut bar with the black tufting, the 7-foot-tall Tuscan wine press, the...
Tribune reporterGrant Achatz moved up the aisle of the plane, his carry-on draped over his gaunt frame. It was October at Reagan National Airport, a rare moment of calm for Chicago's top chef, whose wary eyes belong to a man older than 36, and whose life has been blessed...
Tags: Anchovies, Joint Ventures, Science, Skin, Television
Time once again for my annual exercise in humiliation, as I try to predict the star recipients in the 2013 Michelin Chicago Guide, which hits bookstores Wednesday. This is the third year that Michelin has published a Chicago guide, and if there's one...
Tags: Goosefoot, Ann Sather, Tru, Graham Elliot, Everest
Blu on the Avenue has replaced Spice Modern Steakhouse on Winter Park's Park Avenue. The concept is from the people who operate neighboring 310 Park South and 310 Lakeside in downtown Orlando. Spice's dark interior has been renovated into a room...
Tags: Shrimp, Winter Park, Foods and Beverages, Onions, Seafood
The Cumberland Valley School of Music presents the fifth annual Neighborhood Chefs' Walk from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 1. The event takes place along Alexander Avenue between Carlton and Pennsylvania Avenues. Six chefs from Chambersburg will combine...
Special to the TribuneThe first time President Barack Obama visited Edison Park he was Illinois Sen. Obama with two preschool children at home. It was an invitation to dine at Zia's Trattoria on "restaurant row" that drew Obama from one end of the city to the other -- from...
Tags: Sales, Hyde Park, Bars and Clubs, Business, Dining and Drinking
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