| Sep 27, 2011
| 1:23 PM
Check out these great getaways for the fall, including a mouthwatering weekend at the NYC Food Film Festival and a "Dirty Dancing" themed stay at Mountain Lake Hotel.
If you can't afford the trip to Munich to toss...
| Oct 4, 2011
| 4:15 AM
Roy Yamaguchi is back in town on Wednesday, Oct. 5 to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Roy's Baltimore.
Chef Yamaguchi will be joined by Roy's Baltimore exec chef Raymond "Opie" Crooks and other chefs. The $100 evening will include wine, music and...
| Oct 10, 2011
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.
| Oct 18, 2011
| 4:51 AM
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...
| Oct 17, 2011
| 5:00 AM
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...
| Oct 25, 2011
| 12:43 PM
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...
| Sep 14, 2011
| 8:15 AM
It's usually not hard to find takers for test kitchens. Pot brownies? Packed fire escape. Ostrich on the grill with gator tacos? Full backyard. But when I needed a couple of willing palates to taste-test huitlacoche (aka corn smut, aka "Mexican truffles,"...
| May 28, 2012
| 8:41 AM
Mercat a la Planxa
638 S. Michigan Avenue
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The James Beard House's Celebrity Chef Tour Chicago
| Jul 26, 2012
| 8:44 AM
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...
| May 20, 2012
The Man Who Changed the Way We Eat
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....
| May 23, 2012
| 8:39 AM
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...