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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,...
Tags: Graham Elliot, Sprout, Michelin Group, Naha, Arun's
Los Angeles Times Restaurant CriticThe Strand House in Manhattan Beach commands an enviable position at the edge of the ocean-side town overlooking the pier. No accident, since owner Michael Zislis is already a big presence here with his Shade Hotel and a number of casual restaurants,...
Tags: Zucchini, Salads, Foods and Beverages, Mushrooms, Tomatoes
Tribune NewspapersJennifer Olvera serves up the skinny on all things edible, sippable and growable in her new book, “Food Lovers’ Guide to Chicago” (Globe Pequot, $15.95). The book contains pithy restaurant reviews, a food festival calendar, tippling...
Lincoln ParkTribune food writer Kevin Pang has the scoop on a new project from Franks ‘N' Dawgs: Our friends at Franks ‘N' Dawgs have informed us of a rather exciting development: The Lincoln Park spot will be the first hot-dog stand in Chicago to start a...
Tribune reporterPastry chef Patrick Fahy announced last week that he would be leaving Blackbird and Avec after two years on the job. Now we know where he’ll be heading next: The Sofitel. Fahy will be joining the Gold Coast hotel in early July as executive pastry...
Tags: Rogers Park, James Beard, Gold Coast
Tribune reporterPatrick Fahy, the James Beard Award-nominated pastry chef at Blackbird and Avec, will be leaving his post next month. Fahy wasn’t ready to divulge his plans. But he said he hopes to stay in Chicago and in restaurants or hotels. Fahy said he hopes...
Special to the TribuneFor Chris Kurinsky, living in Chicago means access to the lakefront in a neighborhood that provides nightlife options beyond plastic beer cups. Five years ago, he found all that and more when he moved into his one-bedroom condo loft in the Fulton River...
Mindy Segal and Bruce Sherman are hoping five’s a charm. Rich Melman is hoping it’s seven. All three have been nominated — again — for James Beard Foundation Awards, which annually recognize the best chefs, restaurants and...
Tags: North Pond, Elections, Stephanie Izard, Illinois, Indiana
Tribune reporterWhat’s in a name? For recent James Beard Award-winning restaurateur Rich Melman, it began 40 years ago with an involuntary emission of sound, which led to his restaurant empire. Here's the story of how RJ Grunts and other notable restaurants...
Maybe it was the name. Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises. How else do you account for its Chicago founder, Rich Melman, being nominated six consecutive times for the James Beard Foundation's outstanding restaurateur of the year award and never winning?...
Tags: North Pond, Chicago, Stephanie Izard, Illinois, New York City
Daily DishThe James Beard Foundation has winnowed a long list of semi-finalists for its 2011 awards and Monday announced the finalists, including Los Angeles chefs Suzanne Goin of Lucques for outstanding chef and Dahlia Narvaez of Osteria Mozza for outstanding...
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