| 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...
| 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...
| Oct 13, 2011
| 4:18 AM
In this town, there’s a small group of us who call food writing our profession. And we're in a sort of race to discover the latest and best restaurants, then write about it first.
What the Tribune realized was that when we focused only on what&...
| 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...
| Aug 2, 2012
When Kevin Pang's story came up in a news meeting about an Arlington Heights Chinese restaurant with a special menu for Asian customers, I emailed Kevin with two questions: How often does that happen? And can a non-Asian still ask for the other menu?...
| Jun 14, 2012
When did we start taking pictures of our food?
Maybe a better question: When did we stop feeling self-conscious about the stares from other customers when using a camera in a restaurant? At what point did getting the right shot of our Chilean sea bass...
| Aug 30, 2011
Tribune food writer Kevin Pang has the scoop on a new project from Franks ‘N' Dawgs: Our friends at Franks ‘N' Dawgs have informed us of a rather exciting development: The Lincoln Park spot will be the first hot-dog stand in Chicago to start a...
| Mar 20, 2012
Hedy Goldsmith of Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink in Miami has been nominated for Outstanding Pastry Chef in the prestigious 2012 James Beard Foundation awards, the nation’s most prestigious recognition program honoring professionals in the...
| Dec 10, 2009
A plan was hatched. The moment his name was announced, they'd jump-tackle him onstage, ruffle his Mohawk on live television. That's how sure the other contestants were that Dale Levitski would win "Top Chef." Levitski would accept the $100,000 -- money...