| Jan 1, 2012
| 6:57 PM
New Year's Eve is a time for drama, but chef Charlie Trotter outdid himself Sunday.
Shortly after midnight, in front of some 100 guests in his eponymous restaurant, Trotter dropped a bomb: At the end of August, after the acclaimed restaurant celebrates...
| Jan 4, 2012
5 - 5:30 a.m. The Great Outdoors with Charlie Potter
5:30 - 6 a.m. Love Changes Life
6 - 6:30 a.m. The Lutheran Hour
6:30 - 9 a.m. The Sunday Papers with Rick Kogan
7:10 a.m. Rick Kogan talks to Tribune food writer Kevin Pang about his newly...
| Jan 13, 2012
| 11:42 AM
There were two days this week where the Chicago Tribune featured great dining and culture roundups. I like reading those kinds of sections, because I always feel like my cultural incursions are so widely spaced that I'm always starting from scratch....
| Jul 31, 2011
| 10:00 PM
5 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Bill Moller in for Greg Jarrett
6:09 a.m. The U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood updates Bill Moller on the FAA negotiations.
6:39 a.m. Tribune report John Byrne was the only local reporter allowed inside the Aragon...
| 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...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 8:54 AM
Spiaggia chef Sarah Grueneberg didn’t win the title on “Top Chef: Texas,” but she did make an impressive showing on last night’s finale. The judges said that her and winner Paul Qui’s food was perhaps the best in the show&...
| 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&...
| 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 26, 2007
It's becoming a rite of summer: Every year we ask each other what periodicals we've been reading, and then we ask you. Every year we argue about what makes a good magazine and why we rush to pick up certain titles or swipe them from a neighbor's desk....
| Jul 11, 2010
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. — Many coastal towns in California and Hawaii might lay claim, but only one has "Surf City USA" on its government stationery. Welcome to Huntington Beach, in sunny and placid Orange County, a town that sits on 81/2 miles...