Story | Nov 5, 2014 | 9:46 AM
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Column | Nov 10, 2014 | 7:00 PMUntil recently, I was a voting member of the James Beard Foundation, which gives out a number of highly valued annual awards to chefs and restaurants. But I was not a very active member, and certainly, while eating out, that membership never came up. Restaurants never seemed particularly aware: I can't recall a time being treated egregiously well. Alinea never left extra garlic bread. The other day, however, now shorn of influence, I had a power fantasy while eating at a suburban restaurant with clear pretense toward a Beard award or Michelin star. It was brunch. My dish came with an over-easy egg. But since it was brunch, at the risk of upsetting the integrity of the dish, I asked for my egg scrambled.
Column | Oct 22, 2014 | 9:39 AM
Story | Jul 3, 2014 | 6:59 AM
mfk, a cafe and bar named after legendary food writer M.F.K. Fisher, opens today. The restaurant (432 W. Diversey Parkway, 773-857-2540) opened softly a few days ago, but today (not coincidentally, Fisher's birthday) is the official opening. The...
Story | Sep 9, 2014 | 8:39 AM