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  • Levy Restaurants chief executive takes 'nice guy' approach to the extreme

    Levy Restaurants chief executive takes 'nice guy' approach to the extreme
    Levy Restaurants Chief Executive Andy Lansing takes a simple approach to hiring. He looks, he says, "for nice" when trying to place talent at one of his company's 15 restaurants and 100-plus food-service venues, from Churchill Downs to Lambeau Field. The...
  • Table Talk: Wine Market fills its executive chef position

    Table Talk: Wine Market fills its executive chef position
    The Wine Market has elevated sous chef Andrew Weinzirl to the position of executive chef, the restaurant's owner, Chris Spann, announced Oct. 14. Weinzirl takes over from Chris Becker, who left to join the Bagby Group. "I wanted to find a chef that...
  • Wine Market names new executive chef

    Wine Market names new executive chef
    The Wine Market has elevated sous chef Andrew Weinzirl to the position of executive chef, the restaurant’s owner, Chris Spann, announced on Oct. 14. Weinzirl takes over from Chris Becker, who left to join the Bagby Group. “I wanted to find...
  • Williamsburg Lodge chef designs James Beard dinner

    Williamsburg Lodge chef designs James Beard dinner
    Rhys Lewis, executive chef of the Williamsburg Lodge, has developed a Virginia-themed dinner that will be served on Saturday, Nov. 5, at the famed James Beard Foundation in New York. The event is part of a collaboration between the Colonial...
  • New England Hotels Luring Guests With Celebrity Chefs And Buzz-Worthy Food

    New England Hotels Luring Guests With Celebrity Chefs And Buzz-Worthy Food
    Celebrity chefs have been winning the hearts, and wallets, of gastronomes far and wide for years as dedicated devotees plan pilgrimages to dine at the hotspots that made them famous. Today, hotels and inns are luring culinary luminaries to lead in-house...
  • Review: 'The Man Who Changed the Way We Eat' by Thomas McNamee

    Review: 'The Man Who Changed the Way We Eat' by Thomas McNamee
    The Man Who Changed the Way We Eat Thomas McNamee Free Press, 339 pp., $27 Ask your average Food Network viewer or Yelp poster about Craig Claiborne and you're likely to be met with a blank look and a "Who?" How fleeting is fame in the food world....
  • Special occasion restaurants in Lincoln Park

    Special occasion restaurants in Lincoln Park
    Alinea 1723 N. Halsted St. 312-867-0110 Chef/owner Grant Achatz’s world-famous wonderland of molecular gastronomy should be on the bucket list of every foodie. The 18-course tasting menu is presented with avant-garde serveware and utensils so...
  • Greer's OC: Food trucks compete for ultimate glory

    David and Goliath. Spartans and Persians. North vs. South. Good vs. evil. Epic battles have always given us hope, inspired our actions and captured our imaginations. This Saturday, a battle of epic proportions will take place, and although it might not...
  • An Appreciation: Marion Cunningham was Fannie Farmer, but with a delicious flair

    An Appreciation: Marion Cunningham was Fannie Farmer, but with a delicious flair
    I had worked with the late cookbook legend Marion Cunningham for several years before I actually met her. She was a columnist for The Times back in the 1990s, and I was one of her editors. Because she lived in the Bay Area, our conversations were mainly...
  • Mini-review City Tavern

    Mini-review City Tavern
    Mini-review: City Tavern 1416 S. Michigan Ave. 312-663-1278 Rating: !!! (out of 4) Off to a good start The backstory: When chef Kendal Duque cooked up the opening menu at Sepia in the West Loop, I wasn’t the only one who was impressed. Diners...
  • River North restaurants with star chefs

    River North restaurants with star chefs
    Frontera Grill/Topolobampo 445 N. Clark St. 312-661-1434 These sibling restaurants are the creations of celebrity chef/Mexican cuisine king Rick Bayless, and while Frontera is more rustic and regional in cuisine, Topolo skews toward fine dining. For a...