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  • Google: Chicagoans search for 'hot dogs' 58 percent higher than national average

    Google: Chicagoans search for 'hot dogs' 58 percent higher than national average
    If there are any lingering doubts Chicago is a hot dog town, the Internet has put the debate to rest. The good folks at Google sent along some interesting data about search patterns for the term “hot dogs.” Their findings: 1) The term “...
  • Former Carnivale chef Mark Mendez to open West Loop wine bar

    Former Carnivale chef Mark Mendez to open West Loop wine bar
    Chef Mark Mendez, who left Carnivale last September, has revealed his next move: opening a Spanish small bites/wine bar with his wife Liz in the West Loop. They’re calling it Uva, Spanish for grape, and it’ll be located at Lake and...
  • Chicago chefs nominees aplenty at James Beard 2011

    Chicago chefs nominees aplenty at James Beard 2011
    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...
  • Top Chef Week 11 recap: This season's best episode yet

    Top Chef Week 11 recap: This season's best episode yet
    This was my favorite"Top Chef"episode this season. Void of manufactured rivalries or a clear-cut winner/loser, we witnessed the show at its most elemental and compelling: seven chefs cooking their hearts out, fulfilling the mission of the show’s...
  • Top Chef Week 5 Recap: Over and done

    Top Chef Week 5 Recap: Over and done
    Probability, you fickle law. Here we are to think more Chicago chefs competing means a greater chance a Chicagoan would be crowned Top Chef, and we forget its inverse, that Chicagoans also have a greater chance of being eliminated. Four weeks ago, the...
  • The nation's 50 best pizzas? You decide

    The nation's 50 best pizzas? You decide
    When talking about food, as soon as you say “the best,” as in the best 10 barbecue spots or the best coffee in the land, prepare for a fight. Which is what will surely happen withFood Network magazine’s list of the 50 best pizzas in the...
  • Ten @ 10: Emptying my reporter's notebook with some recent favorite dishes

    Ten @ 10: Emptying my reporter's notebook with some recent favorite dishes
    Five nights out of seven, I’m dining out for work, enjoyment, and to fulfill some sadomasochistic need. That averages to 25 plates of food to try every week. Sadly, the Tribune does not have enough newsprint to document all the great dishes I’...
  • From Avenues to Grace: Curtis Duffy's new West Loop restaurant is "all about grace"

    From Avenues to Grace: Curtis Duffy's new West Loop restaurant is "all about grace"
    In 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...
  • Ten @ 10: Scariest food encounters

    Ten @ 10: Scariest food encounters
    Halloween candy is a nightmare only for nutritionists, dentists and those mothers who think raw carrot sticks and a UNICEF box are all one needs for trick or treating. So, what a relief when the Tribune’s Kevin Pang proposed a Ten @ 10 Halloween...
  • Would Chicago chefs serve horse?

    Would Chicago chefs serve horse?
    On the Facebook page of "The Butcher & Larder," the Noble Square butcher shop, owner Rob Levitt posted a link Wendesday to an article about Congress lifting the ban on funding horse-meat inspections. The implication was horses could once again be...
  • This week in food writing

    This week in food writing
    While you polished off the Christmas goose, the Tribune food staff was hard at work... Phil Vettel, Chris Borrelli and Kevin Pang recaps the highlights and lowlights of Chicago dining in 2011. [LINK] Kevin Pang writes that at Svea in Andersonville,...