| Jan 29, 2013
| 5:19 PM
There's no specific quality that makes one destination more romantic than others. While some travelers want access to luxuries and fine dining, others search for a beautiful sunset in a rustic environment. The important thing is being with the right...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Famed Spago chef Wolfgang Puck is the latest judge on the "Top Chef: Seattle." Puck says he's excited to be a part of the 10th season of the Emmy and James Beard Award-winning series. "The show is a lot of fun for me and I enjoy watching what the chefs...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 1:18 PM
The best parties in Chicago don’t all take place in the summer — just most of them.
But if you’re getting early stages of cabin fever and don’t feel like you can spend another weekend in your sweatpants, there is the...
| Dec 11, 2012
Q: I have been cooking beef tenderloin with Madeira sauce from the Dec. 3, 2003, Trib for several years. My question is: Could I make it up to the point where I make the sauce then refrigerate it? Then, prior to serving, bring to room temp and finish it...
| Dec 3, 2012
| 11:44 AM
What to get a little boy for Christmas that isn’t the usual toy car set, video game or sports item? One fresh-faced activist suggests an Easy-Bake Oven.
McKenna, 13, is petitioning toy maker Hasbro to stop marketing the kitchen set only to young...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 7:59 AM
Spoiler alert: This post contains a recap of Wednesday's "Top Chef" episode.
Chicago native Chrissy Camba lived to see another round — though at times her fate looked questionable — on the 10th season of Bravo’s award-winning television...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 4:15 PM
The just-expelled Better Business Bureau of the Southland has no plans to end its mission of fighting for southern California consumers.
The former Los Angeles affiliate of Council of Better Business Bureaus has renamed itself the Business Consumer...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 5:09 AM
Sheldon is thrilled with his back-to-back wins and that he is "one step closer for a better future for myself and a brighter future for my family."
Josie, on the other hand, is wiping away tears as she justifies her throwing-Kristen-under-the-bus...
| Dec 22, 2012
The first responsibility of any great restaurant is to keep you in the bubble, the soft-serve cocoon of illusion where you forget the world exists for anything but your pleasure. And the newly redesigned Spago, from the moment you toss your keys to the...
| Jan 19, 2013
Some 30 years after Wolfgang Puck introduced a wood-burning oven and his sophisticated pizza at the original Spago, we're enjoying a pizza renaissance. And many of the newer pizzerie and restaurants are turning out pies better than typical neighborhood...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 5:37 AM
Just when the election is over and you felt a sincere lack of cutthroat competition in your life -- hooray for "Top Chef!" Welcome to Season 10.
Let's get it started in hey-ya: Padma (in a fetching white ensemble) explains that 21 chefs will be competing...