| 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...
| Dec 28, 2009
| 2:18 PM
Let's get the blurb out of the way."Five Guys! Wowza! Your fries are spud-tacular!"
-- Kevin Pang, Chicago Tribune
You'll have to indulge me, because Five Guys Burgers and Fries seems to enjoy trumpeting its accolades. Signs along the restaurant walls,...
| Apr 16, 2009
Sure, you'll get street cred for name-dropping Kuma's Corner, but might I suggest a place on the South Side to skyrocket your burger quotient? For those who live in Beverly, Top Notch Beefburger on 95th Street is spoken in familiar, if not reverential...
| Apr 30, 2009
Epic Burger"Epic Burger (with cheese, egg, bacon)", $8.56
Epic Burger has primo real estate--not only is it close to Loop-area businesses, it's on the ground floor of the ginormous student dorm of Roosevelt, DePaul and Columbia College Chicago....
| Aug 27, 2009
The mythology and pedestal that Kuma's Corner built up then perched on, high above Chicago's burger scene, has been well-earned. Publications, blogs, Yelp enthusiasts -- anyone with a keyboard and a stomach lining -- are quick to proclaim the burgers at...
| Jul 3, 2009
| 11:34 AM
(WGN-AM)- It happens every year. You leave the Taste of Chicago stuck with one extra ticket. What to do? Kevin Pang with a CLTV Special Investigation/Watchdog Unit report.
| May 16, 2010
DOWNS, Ill. — We're standing by the chickens. There are white and brown hens, 70 in all, strutting along the lush green backyard and pecking for grubs. Not far away are two pregnant pigs named Mortadella and Pancetta. There's a greenhouse —...
| May 29, 2010
There's a swath of our country that's built upon the foundation of meat plus smoke plus sauce. What a beautiful formula. It's too wide of a swath, however, to cover in three days, which was the amount of time I had set for a barbecue road trip.
| Jul 6, 2010
| 10:00 PM
I love taking pictures of food. Whether it's food I make, food I have at a restaurant, or even plastic food at Japanese restaurants. It turns out I'm not the only food shutterbug out there. Foodspotting.com is a website where you can...
| 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...