| 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...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 9:40 PM
Happy New Year, Top Cheffers! If you are anything like me, you are almost fully recovered from a two-week holiday bender. Since it is the new year, I made the same resolution to exercise and eat more healthfully that I am sure everyone else out there...
| 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&...
| 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...
| Feb 13, 2012
| 8:31 AM
The production company behind "Top Chef" and CBS are launching a new dating docu-series, and it's looking for singles in the Chicago area.
Casting producers from Magical Elves will be in Chicago from Feb. 21-27 to meet with potential cast members for the...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 5:42 AM
Oprah Winfrey had her favorite restaurants where she and her A-list guests would dine during “The Oprah Winfrey Show’s” run in Chicago, including RL and Table Fifty-Two, and now it appears Rosie O’Donnell has her own favorites...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 5:24 AM
Well Top Cheffers we are at the beginning of the end for this epic ninth season of "Top Chef." With Bev, Lindsay, Paul and Sarah as the final four, they are shipped from the blistering heat of Texas to the biting cold of British Columbia.
Even as they...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 5:53 AM
For the past 15 weeks, I’ve been given this platform to write about "Top Chef" each Wednesday night. I receive emails afterward from viewers who agree and disagree with my assessment, often with boiling passion and excessive usage of exclamation...
| Feb 4, 2012
| 5:25 PM
Super Bowl Sunday promises to be another epic day in the annals of gluttony, with Americans consuming 1.3 billion chicken wings, 2,000 tons of popcorn and enough avocados to cover the floor of the Indianapolis stadium 28 feet deep.
But there will...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 9:47 PM
This episode of “Top Chef” was one of the most fun in recent history. It was a triathlon of a challenge and, oh yeah, PEE-WEE HERMAN was the guest judge! Everyone hop on your Schwinn and let’s cruise through this recap!
By this point in...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 9:29 PM
As we begin this week’s episode of “Top Chef,” I have to ask: Did anyone really miss Beverly? Over the past few weeks I had rooted for her because I love an underdog, but let’s be real: The woman was annoying.
This week the...