| Jul 1, 2011
| 8:24 AM
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 “...
| Jul 5, 2011
| 12:58 PM
Here’s a way to break the mood in a darkened theater: Pull out that smartphone and sent your instant review to a friend, or check your text messages.
Tribune reporter Nina Metz examines the compulsions -- societal, psychological and even...
| Mar 10, 2011
Recipe 695 in Auguste Escoffier's "Le Guide Culinaire" is Puree Palestine, a sunchoke and roasted hazelnut soup. The five-sentence recipe, much like the 5,011 others in the book, is rather vague. Few recipes even call for salt. Dubbed "Escoffier" for...
| Aug 3, 2011
| 11:15 AM
Frankly Yours - a Schuamburg High School lunch institution. Nearly every day, I'd walk up to the counter with two bucks.
"Dog and fries - KETCHUP ONLY."
That's right. Not only would I order ketchup on a hot dog, I'd order NOTHING BUT KETCHUP. What did I...
| Aug 6, 2011
No longer is Chicago just "the best place to eat between New York and San Francisco," but now it is endorsed by outsiders as one of the finest dining cities in the world. The Michelin Guide's entry into Chicago last November, plus Alinea's No. 6 ranking...
| Oct 24, 2011
| 6:54 AM
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’...
| Oct 28, 2011
| 1:00 PM
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...
| Sep 1, 2011
| 1:00 PM
Several months ago, Nick Kokonas hinted of a forthcoming digital cookbook from Next’s Paris 1906 menu, with a pay-what-you-want model. Now the finished product is a month from publication, and we know a few more details.
Next is partnering...
| Sep 7, 2011
| 11:52 AM
Reality televison is about to get a sprinkling of celery salt and X-rated language.
The Wiener's Circle (2622 N. Clark) may be known for its hot dogs, but it's famous for the wild times employees have with late night customers.
Co-owner Larry Gold...
| Sep 16, 2011
| 5:35 PM
Your weekly compendium of food stories from the Tribune's Good Eating and Dining staff.
*** Our Good Eating cover this week, from special contributor Susan Taylor, looks at the many varietals of apples. "The Age of the Apple"
*** September is the...
| Nov 15, 2011
| 4:04 PM
In Chicago’s dining scene, there is Alinea, and there is everybody else.
That’s the message being conveyed in the 2012 Michelin Guide Chicago, whose star ratings were announced Tuesday afternoon. Only Alinea, which also earned three stars...