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  • Vettel: How Cantu changed Chicago's culinary scene

    Vettel: How Cantu changed Chicago's culinary scene
    In 2005, just about every top food writer in America visited Chicago, and three chefs drew them here. First, of course, was Grant Achatz, whose restaurant, Alinea, was inspiring cover stories even before it opened in May that year. But writers also...
  • Chicago launches 'Epic' national TV campaign

     Chicago launches 'Epic' national TV campaign
    Chicago, city of the big shoulders, is getting a head-to-toe makeover in a new national television campaign launching today. Forget about hog butcher, tool maker and stacker of wheat. Chicago is being depicted as a hotbed of music festivals, hipsters,...
  • Elite Traveler names Alinea world's best restaurant

    Elite Traveler names Alinea world's best restaurant
    For the fourth consecutive year, Elite Traveler magazine has rated Alinea (1723 N. Halsted St., 312-867-0110) as the very best in the world. The rankings are based on a private, annual poll conducted by Elite Traveler, a "private jet lifestyle...
  • Bread & Wine announces Alinea alum as new executive chef

    Bread & Wine announces Alinea alum as new executive chef
    Bread & Wine (3734 W. Irving Park Rd., 773-866-5266) announced Thursday that it has appointed Caleb Trahan, an alum of Alinea and Table, Donkey & Stick, as its new executive chef. Before coming to Chicago to work as Alinea's chef de partie, Trahan...
  • Review: CJ Jacobson's 'rustic refined' menu at Intro

    Review: CJ Jacobson's 'rustic refined' menu at Intro
    New rotating chef restaurant Intro begins with California chef CJ Jacobson. Review: Intro 2300 N. Lincoln Park West 773-868-0002 Rating: !!! (out of 4) Off to a good start For a lot of restaurants in Chicago, the first year in business looks a...
  • New Italian restaurant Formento's dazzles in the West Loop

    New Italian restaurant Formento's dazzles in the West Loop
    New- and old-school sensibilities unite at Formento's. Review: Formento's 925 W. Randolph St. 312-690-7295 Rating: !!!! (out of 4) Already hot There are a lot of things Chicago doesn't need more of: potholes, corruption, red light cameras and polar...
  • Why chefs obsess over awards

    Why chefs obsess over awards
    Until 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....
  • Restaurant review: Next's 'Bistro'

    Restaurant review: Next's 'Bistro'
    Next restaurant, which morphs from one cuisine to another three times each year, has always promised, and always delivered, a culinary adventure. With "Bistro," the 13th menu in Next's glittering four-year career, it is the customer who chooses the...
  • Colorado epicurean event features a strong Chicago connection

     Colorado epicurean event features a strong Chicago connection
    Epicurean travelers looking for a getaway in the spring need to check out the Broadmoor Hotel's inaugural "Taste & Savor" event, scheduled for March 5-8. The weekend's seminars will include a caviar tasting, new ways to prepare vegetables and throwing...
  • Grant Achatz's recipe for prune ketchup

    Grant Achatz's recipe for prune ketchup
    Q: We had a recipe for prune ketchup when I was a young boy. It goes great with venison. Would anyone have a great recipe? — Jim Statler, Yakima, Wash. A: Yes, indeed. Grant Achatz, the star chef of Chicago's Alinea, had a recipe for prune...
  • Alinea, Grace among Chicago's six five-diamond winners

    Alinea, Grace among Chicago's six five-diamond winners
    AAA (American Automobile Association) announced this year's five-diamond and four-diamond restaurant and hotel winners Friday, and, once again, Chicago is sitting pretty. Chicago netted six five-diamond restaurants, all repeat winners; only New York...