| Feb 9, 2011
This article isn't for you, dear reader who willfully picked up the food section. If you know that gastrique is a sauce and not an antacid, no need to read on. Kindly pass this along to the men in your life whose preferred cooking apparatus remains 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...
| 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 —...
| 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...
| Feb 10, 2010
| 7:24 AM
Kevin Pang, Chicago Tribune's Cheeseburger Bureau Chief, spent 2009 chronicling the city's burger scene. Watch all the episodes of "The Cheeseburger Show" above and read his dispatches below.
| Mar 22, 2010
The James Beard Foundation has announced the final nominees for the 2010 James Beard Foundation Awards, the nationâs most prestigious recognition program honoring professionals in the food and beverage industries, taking place May 2 and 3, 2010 in New...
| Jun 11, 2010
Roland Martin, The author I was supposed to interview at the Printers Row Lit Fest this weekend, pulled out at the last minute -- fear of my relentless inquisitorial style? Insulted by not getting a higher ranking interrogator? I'm not......