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  • OCT 26 | World Premiere: "For Grace" a documentary by Kevin Pang

    OCT 26 | World Premiere: "For Grace" a documentary by Kevin Pang
    The world premiere of "For Grace," a documentary about Chicago chef Curtis Duffy from Chicago Tribune dining reporter Kevin Pang and Chicago-based filmmaker Mark Helenowski, will take place Sunday, Oct. 26, at the Portage Theater in Chicago. From the...
  • What Clicked: CTA reviews, Chief Keef and more

    What Clicked: CTA reviews, Chief Keef and more
    Folks couldn't possibly be expected to go to work on a Monday like today. But here you are—despite the beautiful weather—sitting in front of your computer once again. That's alright, we have your back with our weekly look back at are most...
  • Julia Child gets her own postage stamp

    Julia Child gets her own postage stamp
    Julia Child dispatched millions of hungry Americans into the kitchen with a cheery "bon appetit!" The U.S. Postal Service is surely banking on those same fans trooping down to their local post offices to buy the new Julia Child postage stamps. Child,...
  • Friends to remember chef Charlie Trotter with tribute in Orlando

    Friends to remember chef Charlie Trotter with tribute in Orlando
    Florida chef Norman Van Aken will host a reception in December at the swanky Orlando Ritz-Carlton to honor Charlie Trotter, a Chicago-based chef who died in 2013 and was revered as one of America's top culinary talents and restaurateurs. So why do we...
  • Songs of Good Cheer is just around the corner

     Songs of Good Cheer is just around the corner
    Frosty the Snowman was a jolly, happy soul, but now he is so much more than that. Starting today, Frosty and his rival, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, are the key to winning two free tickets to Songs of Good Cheer, the annual holiday singalongs that my...
  • From art student to Acadia

    From art student to Acadia
    10:45 p.m. is not the usual time for an interview, but that is how it worked out. As I entered Acadia on South Wabash, pastry chef Ji Yoon greeted me from behind the host stand. She had been waiting for me, and was dressed in her civilians, ready to...
  • Inside billionaire Joe Grendys' chicken empire

    Inside billionaire Joe Grendys' chicken empire
    Billionaire Joe Grendys has no clue how Forbes found him. After all, he lives in the same Chicago bungalow where he grew up. His business, Park Ridge-based chicken processor Koch Foods (pronounced "cook"), has been on the magazine's list of largest...
  • The Boka Group tries Japanese fare at new West Loop restaurant Momotaro

    The Boka Group tries Japanese fare at new West Loop restaurant Momotaro
    Review: Momotaro 820 W. Lake St. 312-733-4818 Rating: !!! (out of 4) Off to a good start Restaurateurs Rob Katz and Kevin Boehm of The Boka Restaurant Group have quite the collection of successful restaurants, from the crispy pig-faced glory of Girl &...
  • Phil Vettel on 25 years as a dining critic

    Phil Vettel on 25 years as a dining critic
    As of this month, I have been the Tribune's restaurant critic for 25 years. A quarter-century. When I filed my first Tribune review, the best restaurant in the area was Le Francais, although a 2-year-old restaurant called Charlie Trotter's was gathering...
  • Frankenstein's little friend coming to the Pickwick

    Frankenstein's little friend coming to the Pickwick
    Somewhere in rural Switzerland, a town council convenes. They are all men of advanced age and they are grumbling about the state of their village: "Forsaken, desolate and shunned by every traveler, and why? Because of these Frankensteins!" Right? I...
  • The essentials: Smak-Tak

    The essentials: Smak-Tak
    Smak-Tak 5961 N. Elston Ave. 773-763-1123 Looks like: A knotty pine-covered ski chalet Sounds like: The rapid-fire buzz of Polish-speaking diners Smells like: Garlicky links of freshly grilled Polish sausage The problem with the food at a lot of...