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  • Next: Now open for business

    Next: Now open for business
    Last night, the ticketing system for Next, Grant Achatz's highly anticipated new era-themed fine dining restaurant, was still experiencing glitches, despite promises that today -- er, yesterday -- was the day. "We are burning the midnight oil here trying...
  • Bread-baking guru Bernard Clayton, Jr. dies at 94

    Bread-baking guru Bernard Clayton, Jr. dies at 94
    Before bread-making machines invaded home kitchens, James Beard and Bernard Clayton, Jr. led cooks in the early '70s to the joy of baking breads the traditional way. Both embraced the bread-baking process, never shunning the enthusiastic kneading of bread...
  • Remembering the Freedom Rides 50 years later

    Remembering the Freedom Rides 50 years later
    As the bus leaves Atlanta, Dennis Climpson is eager for conversation. He wants to talk about college football this Sunday morning, but I have a question for him. "Have you ever heard of the Freedom Rides?" I ask. Fifty years ago next month, a group of 15...
  • Ten @ 10: Ten food television shows you should be watching

    Ten @ 10: Ten food television shows you should be watching
    We may be living in the golden age of food television. Twenty years ago, you had to wait for Julia Child and a few others every week on PBS. Today, it's such a hot commodity that ABC is canceling soap operas and replacing them with a foodie version of...
  • Greer's OC: Best places for grilled cheese

    It's National Grilled Cheese Month, and you celebrate everyday by trying some of the best in grilled cheese creations at some of my fave spots. At Zinc Café & Market in Laguna Beach and Corona del Mar, I can't get enough of the gruyere cheese grilled...
  • Chicago Reader's Key Ingredient wins James Beard award

    Chicago Reader's Key Ingredient wins James Beard award
    Congrats to Michael Gebert and Julia Thiel of the Chicago Reader, whose "Key Ingredient" feature (wherein chefs are challenged to create dishes from a selected exotic ingredient) won the Multimedia Food Feature award at the James Beard Foundation Book,...
  • James Beard cookbook awards honor Kennedy, Villas, McGee

    James Beard cookbook awards honor  Kennedy, Villas, McGee
    Like many a devoted cook, we have shelves that are crowded with cookbooks with little space for more. But the annual list of best food books of the year, as chosen by the James Beard Foundation, leaves us thinking we could squeeze in just a few more....
  • Forty years of Rich's restaurants. Your favorite?

    Forty years of Rich's restaurants. Your favorite?
    The 2011 James Beard Foundation Awards, those Oscars of the food world, were handed out in New York Monday evening, and a perennial nominee took home a well-deserved prize: Richard Melman, head honcho of Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises received the...
  • At long last, Rich Melman a Beard award winner

    At long last, Rich Melman a Beard award winner
    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?...
  • How RJ Grunts (and other Chicago restaurants) got its name

    How RJ Grunts (and other Chicago restaurants) got its name
    What’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...
  • Ellie Krieger, Chef and Dietician

    Ellie Krieger, Chef and Dietician
    New York Times bestselling author and James Beard Foundation and IACP award winner Ellie Krieger helps people of all ages achieve wellness  and get the most out of life. She is a registered dietitian and host of the hit show, “Healthy Appetite,&...