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  • 5 places that are more inappropriate to bring your baby than Alinea

    5 places that are more inappropriate to bring your baby than Alinea
    There was plenty to rave and rant about on Twitter last weekend, from the Seahawks beating the Saints to the travesty that was Zoe Saldana's Golden Globes dress. (It had to be a sick joke played on her by designer Prabal Gurung, right?) But what...
  • Dining in 2013: Happy surprises, big losses

    Dining in 2013: Happy surprises, big losses
    The highs in Chicago dining this year put our city on top of the world, while the lows were unbearably sad. In between was news with a common thread: to put good food in front of Chicagoans. Here, now, our look back at the food year that was. Sad...
  • Please don't bring your baby to my restaurant, chef pleads

    Please don't bring your baby to my restaurant, chef pleads
    I've seen Rene Redzepi, the chef of Copenhagen's Noma, considered one of the best restaurants in the world, discreetly flip out when a couple arrived for lunch one day with a baby. He was too gracious to say anything about it (and instead asked the...
  • French Laundry team will compete in Bocuse d'Or 2015 competition

    French Laundry team will compete in Bocuse d'Or 2015 competition
    The Bocuse d'Or, otherwise known as the Olympics of the culinary world, will take place in Lyon, France, on Jan. 24, 2015. That means the Bocuse d'Or U.S. team -- chef Philip Tessier and his commis (assistant) Skylar Stover of the French Laundry in Napa...
  • Save the Tables 2013: Your table is reserved for New Year's Eve

    Save the Tables 2013: Your table is reserved for New Year's Eve
    New Year's Eve is just six days away. Do you have your dinner reservations yet? If not, I've got a few extras. More than 130, actually. As I've done for the last 13 years (and 18 of the last 20), I've made reservations, in my name, at restaurants...
  • A restaurant film about the people, not the food

    A restaurant film about the people, not the food
    The renowned chef Thomas Keller talks about nouvelle cuisine as "personality cuisine" in the new documentary "Spinning Plates," which goes into the kitchens of three distinct American eateries to reveal the personalities behind the menus. The film...
  • Tale of 3 restaurants leaves viewers hungry for more ★★ 1/2

    Tale of 3 restaurants leaves viewers hungry for more ★&#9733 1/2
    You want a documentary about food, restaurants and the earnest, driven chefs in the kitchen to be special, as special as the filmmakers consider their subjects. With "Spinning Plates," writer-director and Food Network alum Joseph Levy settles for breezy...
  • Review: Human drama is on the menu in engaging 'Spinning Plates'

    "Spinning Plates" is a foodie phantasmagoria and something more. On one level a series of mini-docs on a trio of wildly different eating establishments, it becomes a group portrait of the restaurant business as well as an involving look at personal dramas...
  • Review: 'Fried Walleye and Cherry Pie' edited by Peggy Wolff

    Review: 'Fried Walleye and Cherry Pie' edited by Peggy Wolff
    "If each of all of the races which have subsisted in the vast Middle West could contribute one dish to one great Midwestern cauldron, it is certain that we'd have therein a most foreign and gigantic stew." -------------------- This piece first ran in...
  • Charlie Trotter: Remembering Chicago's fine-dining godfather

    Charlie Trotter: Remembering Chicago's fine-dining godfather
    I was 6 years old when Charlie Trotter opened his restaurant. While I was chomping on PBJ school lunches in 1987, he was creating elaborate multi-course meals that would earn countless awards and put Chicago on the map as a fine-dining destination....
  • Charlie Trotter dies at 54; put Chicago on foodies' radar

    Charlie Trotter dies at 54; put Chicago on foodies' radar
    Renowned Chicago chef Charlie Trotter, an inspirational and notoriously mercurial figure whose eponymous restaurant became an international destination and who pioneered a bold, distinctly American form of haute cuisine, has died. He was 54. Rescue...