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  • The essentials: Calumet Fisheries

    The essentials: Calumet Fisheries
    Calumet Fisheries 3259 E. 95th St. 773-933-9855 Looks like: A vintage Pizza Hut that's missing its other half, thanks to its tiny size and sloping red roof Sounds like: The bubble and sizzle of hard-working deep fryers Smells like: Fry oil, wood smoke...
  • Chef Thomas Keller's protégés prosper in restaurant world

    Chef Thomas Keller's protégés prosper in restaurant world
    Through his restaurants — the French Laundry and Ad Hoc in Napa Valley, Per Se in New York and Bouchons in Beverly Hills, Las Vegas and Yountville, Calif. — Thomas Keller has given a start to some of today's brightest young chefs. Here are...
  • Dining briefs: Beard dinner, Joly wins, Cantu does beer

    Dining briefs: Beard dinner, Joly wins, Cantu does beer
    All-star collaboration: Last year, the James Beard Foundation took its act on the road with a pop-up culinary series called "Taste America." For this year’s stop in Chicago, the chefs involved are a veritable all-star team. The event will be held at...
  • Dining briefs: New baker at One Off, Tickets vs. Reservations, National Doughnut Day

    Dining briefs: New baker at One Off, Tickets vs. Reservations, National Doughnut Day
    PERSONNEL MOVES: Greg Wade, the head baker at Little Goat Bread, will now be leading the bread program for One Off Hospitality. As part of the move, One Off (Blackbird, Avec, Publican, Big Star et al.) will relocate its baking operations from Publican...
  • Archive: Hot Doug's, the quintessential Chicago restaurant

    Archive: Hot Doug's, the quintessential Chicago restaurant
    This article was originally published on May 26, 2011 Two months ago, I returned from unquestionably the greatest vacation of my life: 96 hours spent in New Orleans eating, drinking, dancing, stumbling merrily down Decatur Street, drooling Sazerac...
  • Alinea ranks No. 9 on 2014 World's 50 Best Restaurants list

    Alinea ranks No. 9 on 2014 World's 50 Best Restaurants list
    British-based Restaurant magazine announced its 2014 list of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants Monday, and Alinea was back in the top 10 this year. Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas’ Lincoln Park restaurant was ranked No. 9 in the world, up six...
  • Hot Doug's and the melancholy of closed restaurants

    Hot Doug's and the melancholy of closed restaurants
    There's something about coming across a newly vacated restaurant that feels like a gut punch. Businesses close all the time in sometimes startling, often melancholy-inducing ways. (Dominick's RIP.) But you shop in stores. You live in restaurants....
  • Chef changes at the Lord Baltimore Hotel

    Chef changes at the Lord Baltimore Hotel
    Michael Carstens is the new executive chef for the Lord Baltimore Hotel. The chef, whose local experience includes stints at Harryman House in Reisterstown and Alizee American Bistro, will head all of the food and beverage operations at the recently...
  • Ruth Reichl and Alice Waters discuss simple food, writing

     Ruth Reichl and Alice Waters discuss simple food, writing
    When you think of the pioneers of the organic, "simple food" movement, perhaps the first two names that come to mind are Alice Waters and Ruth Reichl. Waters is the co-founder of the legendary Chez Panisse, one of the earliest American fine-dining...
  • 'Chicagoland' finale review: more violence, more Rahm

    'Chicagoland' finale review: more violence, more Rahm
    And so it ends, this extraordinary and exasperating, revelatory and redundant, infuriating and ultimately tragic eight-part series "Chicagoland." For the last two months, CNN has given us our town in mostly unscripted, sometimes contrived and...
  • Too many questions left as 'Chicagoland' winds down

    Too many questions left as 'Chicagoland' winds down
    A headline in Monday's paper: "32 hurt, 4 killed in 36 hours." There is great, untold sorrow behind those numbers, 32-4-36, but we have become almost desensitized to much of the gun violence we read about in newspapers and see on television. We see...