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  • Specialty foods firm to relocate to Des Plaines

    Specialty foods firm to relocate to Des Plaines
    Some of Chicago's most famous restaurants will soon receive artisanal meats, truffles and mushrooms from a warehouse on Rawls Road in Des Plaines. D'Artagnan, a New Jersey-based company that specializes in providing high-end restaurants with...
  • Grant Achatz named honorary president of Bocuse d'Or jury

    Grant Achatz named honorary president of Bocuse d'Or jury
    The Bocuse d'Or, considered by some as the Olympic Games of cooking competitions, has named Alinea chef Grant Achatz as honorary president of the Bocuse jury. The competition takes place every other year and will be held Jan. 27-28, 2015, in Lyon, France....
  • Victoria & Albert's wins TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Award

    Victoria & Albert's wins TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Award
    I case you missed this on my Facebook page, Victoria & Albert's at Disney's Grand Floridian Hotel won a TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Award and ranked at No. 5 in the overall list of Top 25 restaurants in the U.S. The honor is noteworthy for many reasons,...
  • Hot or not? Esquire hails Faith & Flower and Chi Spacca, TripAdvisor disses

    Hot or not? Esquire hails Faith & Flower and Chi Spacca, TripAdvisor disses
    Are we hot or are we not? This week, Esquire magazine named two local restaurants as among the best new spots in the country. But just last week, the travel website TripAdvisor released its annual 10 best list and there wasn’t a Southern...
  • Upscale restaurants that are kid-friendly

    Upscale restaurants that are kid-friendly
    Gather This Lincoln Square restaurant serves a family-style meal every Sunday. Choose three out of the six entrees, which on a recent Sunday included butternut squash risotto, pulled pork and a mixed green salad with apples and hazelnuts. The meal...
  • 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...
  • Everything you need to know about how restaurant tipping works

    Everything you need to know about how restaurant tipping works
    Tipping seems like a simple transaction between two parties. You eat at a restaurant, you experience good service, and in a show of gratitude you voluntarily leave the server a bonus $5 gratuity, a monetary pat on the back for a job well done. Of...
  • 'Chef Says' dishes up quips from the kitchen

    'Chef Says' dishes up quips from the kitchen
    The boss plopped "The Chef Says: Quotes, Quips and Words of Wisdom," on my desk and growled, "Gimme 300 words." "Yes, Boss," I whimpered back. Having consumed inordinate amounts of those cooking and restaurant-rehab shows larding TV and the Web,...
  • Restaurant bans loud children, strollers, booster seats from dining room

    Restaurant bans loud children, strollers, booster seats from dining room
    A screaming baby or a child running through a dining room is never a pleasant sound or sight for diners, but one Northern California restaurant has decided to do something about the behavior of its pint-sized diners. Shake's Old Fisherman's Grotto on...
  • 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...