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  • Two Michelin-star chef Jason McLeod, formerly of Ria, surfaces in San Diego

    Two Michelin-star chef Jason McLeod, formerly of Ria, surfaces in San Diego
    The timing was strange. After chef Jason McLeod won two Michelin stars at Ria last November, shocking the Chicago dining scene but mostly himself, McLeod unexpectedly left the restaurant three months later. The Elysian Hotel’s press release noted...
  • 'Empire Carpet Man' dies at 89

    'Empire Carpet Man' dies at 89
    Lynn Hauldren, 89, the advertising copywriter who became the inspiration for the Empire Carpet Man in the 1970s and helped launch the company's signature jingle into national recognition, died Tuesday, according to an Empire spokesperson. Mr. Hauldren...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Top Chef Week 6 Recap: Cutting and slicing begins in earnest

    Top Chef Week 6 Recap: Cutting and slicing begins in earnest
    Anthony Bourdain once commented that “Top Chef” is as real as television competitions come. The filming schedule is compressed into several weeks — hell on contestants — and deliberations among judges can drag on for hours. Only...
  • Why is Alpana Singh selling cheese?

    Why is Alpana Singh selling cheese?
    Alpana Singh, the bottomless source of effervescence on "Check, Please," left her day job as wine director at Lettuce Entertain You several weeks ago, and for the first time in her adult life found herself with time to burn. So customers of Pastoral...
  • This week in food writing

    This week in food writing
    A roundup of stories this week from the Chicago Tribune Food staff... *** In this week's Good Eating cover story, we pick our favorite cookbooks of 2011. [LINK] *** Bill St. John picks his favorite wine books from the past year, along with the perfect...
  • 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...
  • Top Chef Week 7 Recap: Duck, Duck, Goosed

    Top Chef Week 7 Recap: Duck, Duck, Goosed
    I'm usually a blur when watching Top Chef. My fingers clack away at the laptop, my eyes dart back and forth between TV and computer screen, as I mentally organize plot summaries, attempt to compose some pithy Tweet while simultaneously taking bites of...
  • Christmas at Svea: Lutefisk and a song

    Christmas at Svea: Lutefisk and a song
    "Just so everyone knows," Tom Martin announced to all in the diner, "it's this gentleman's fault that I'll be singing a song." On the word "this," Martin gestured to me. Sitting at the counter alone, like a duck in the cross hairs, I suffered the judging...
  • Top Chef Week 8 recap: Karma police

    Top Chef Week 8 recap: Karma police
    Do you buy into the idea of karma? I don’t. I’ll tell you what I do believe: Television works best when packages come delivered tied up with perfect bows. Because on Wednesday's "Top Chef" installment, as soon as Beverly Kim (Aria) said,...