| Jan 11, 2012
| 9:21 PM
Everyone, sing with me: It’s the most wonderful time of the year!
No, I’m not talking about Christmas or St. Patrick’s Day (65 days away and counting)! Finally, Restaurant Wars is upon us!
Some of the all-time greatest “Top Chef&...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 7:50 AM
Maggie Q will headline the "Nikita" contingent coming to C2E2 April 13-15 at McCormick Place in Chicago.
Read an update to this story here.
Q plays the title character in the series, a rogue spy who is out to stop the secret agency that turned her...
| Apr 5, 2012
I've been meaning to review Beverly Kim's food ever since September's Chicago Gourmet. I was mightily impressed with her contribution to the food festival: a seafood panna cotta topped with mango gelee and a pair of chilled mussels.
Kim further boosted...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 5:40 PM
"Nikita"star Shane West will participate in C2E2 April 13-15 at McCormick Place in Chicago, stepping in for Maggie Q, who had to cancel due to the filming schedule for the final episodes of the CW series.
West plays Michael, the ex-Division agent who has...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 7:00 AM
Boscov's department store returned to its former spot in Baltimore on Friday as an anchor of White Marsh Mall.
A newly remodeled store opened at 10 a.m. in the 200,000-square-foot space that Boscov's left nearly four years ago.
The regional chain is...
| May 11, 2012
| 1:14 PM
The sizzle echoed through the halls of the Center of Applied Technology North in Severn, emanating from the school's culinary arts baking and pastry lab, where it was joined by a tempting aroma. Normally, a restaurant kitchen would be responsible for such...
| May 18, 2012
| 8:12 AM
Student performances and Top Chef stations were the main attractions at "A Taste for the Arts" benefiting the Chicago Academy of the Arts. More than 350 attended the free performances by students and alumni May 10 at the Harris Theater. The show opened...
| May 22, 2012
| 7:49 AM
Overcooking is what kills asparagus for most people. Memories of gray, limp and pungent spears follow wary eaters like ghosts from a nightmare.
But when treated right, asparagus is a versatile and complex vegetable. Its flavor profile can switch from...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 4:21 AM
For Bryan Voltaggio, this holiday season is about beginnings.
His latest restaurant venture — and the first outside Frederick — is slated to open. It will be his family's first Christmas in their new Urbana home. And with a son age 5 and a...
| Jun 21, 2012
| 5:00 AM
From Bristol Palin to Louisiana's "Swamp People," it seems almost anyone is capable of getting their own reality television show these days.
But despite the proliferation of often ridiculous-sounding reality programming, the hosts of some of the genre'...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 9:21 PM
This was my favorite"Top Chef"episode this season. Void of manufactured rivalries or a clear-cut winner/loser, we witnessed the show at its most elemental and compelling: seven chefs cooking their hearts out, fulfilling the mission of the show’s...