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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: Blackbird, Topolobampo, Dale Levitski, Sprout, Book
Tribune criticUpdate: Call volume to Grace has been overwhelming; the three reservationists can't keep up with the traffic. It may be very difficult to get through. Grace's reservationists want you to know they're doing their best. Limber up those fingers, fancy...
Broward County HALLOWEEN SAFETY EXPO Oct. 26. This safe, fun and educational trick-or-treat experience includes bounce houses, activities for kids, informational booths, a DJ, K-9 demonstration and more. You’re also invited to explore the...
Charlie Trotter says he first thought of closing his namesake restaurant after his plane sat on the tarmac at LaGuardia Airport on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001. “I realized really how fragile the world is,” he reflects. “I love what...
Staff WriterOne day in 2009 Anna Wintour – editrix of “Vogue” and the last word in all things fabulous – decided that the recession was unfashionable. Not being a shrinking violet, she set about doing something about it. After ringing up...
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: Dining and Drinking, Music, Graham Elliot, Entertainment, Alinea
In anticipation of a busy summer, fresh boutiques, eateries and activities are popping up all over Cape May County. Still just as appealing are some of the region's perennial favorites. Here's a look at some of the newest, along with some of the most...
Tribune reporterIn January 2010, chef Curtis Duffy took a one-month sabbatical from Avenues to creatively recharge. He set a goal for himself: conceptualize one dish for every day that month (one he came up with was called “The Life Cycle of Fennel”). He...
Tribune reporterChef Curtis Duffy will cook his final service at Avenues Saturday, and after that, the two-Michelin star flagship restaurant of The Peninsula Hotel will close indefinitely. Avenues will be searching for a new chef de cuisine in the interim. According...
Tribune reporter“I want to have the best restaurant in the country. I want to obtain that third Michelin star.” If it isn’t clear chef Curtis Duffy wants to be uttered in the same breath as Thomas Keller, Daniel Boulud, and his former boss Grant...
As the second Michelin Guide for Chicago prepares to hit bookstores next week, one thing is for sure: There will be change. There has to be. Among the 23 restaurants that received one or more stars, Sixteen (one star) saw chef Frank Brunacci depart,...
Part of a series of mini-reviews of Chicago-area hotels. Does the 10-year-old Peninsula Chicago deserve all of its accolades? Does it merit Forbes' five-star and AAA's five-diamond ratings or a seemingly perennial spot on Conde Nast Traveler's Gold List?...
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