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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Chicago grabs James Beard 'food Oscars' ceremony from New York

    Chicago grabs James Beard 'food Oscars' ceremony from New York
    The James Beard Foundation Awards, considered the Oscars of the American restaurant scene, is moving its 25th anniversary ceremony to Chicago in 2015. It will be held at the Civic Opera House May 4 and would be the first time the ceremony is hosted...
  • 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...
  • Cornwall Pastry Chef's Beard Oil Gaining Fans

    Cornwall Pastry Chef's Beard Oil Gaining Fans
    Pastry chef Tommy Juliano has worked in some of the country's top kitchens: Eleven Madison Park and wd-50 in New York City, Alinea in Chicago and ON20 in Hartford. Each restaurant required chefs to be clean-shaven, dressed in pressed whites. Then he...
  • 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....
  • World's 50 best restaurants: Noma reclaims its No. 1 title

    World's 50 best restaurants: Noma reclaims its No. 1 title
    Noma in Copenhagen was named the No. 1 restaurant on the annual list of the "World's 50 Best Restaurants" at an awards ceremony Monday at the Guildhall in London. The four-time champ reclaimed its title after Spanish restaurant El Celler de Can Roca,...
  • 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...
  • '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...
  • Charlie Trotter, Chicago's revolutionary chef, helped push others to great success

    Charlie Trotter, Chicago's revolutionary chef, helped push others to great success
    Before there was “Top Chef,” “MasterChef” or “Iron Chef,” before chefs were multimedia celebrities who could monetize their volcanic personalities, before “farm-to-table” and “American cuisine”...