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  • Mexique's Carlos Gaytan on life after 'Top Chef'

    Mexique's Carlos Gaytan on life after 'Top Chef'
    A miracle is a coincidence you know can't be a coincidence. How else could Carlos Gaytan explain what happened 17 months ago — with his West Town restaurant Mexique spiraling into debt, he and his wife, Iliamar, decided it could no longer go on....
  • World's top chefs talk cuisine, creativity in Chicago

    World's top chefs talk cuisine, creativity in Chicago
    If the culinary world had a "Three Tenors"-like tour, it couldn't do much better than chefs Ferran Adria, Andoni Luis Aduriz and Grant Achatz — and the music likely would make your head spin. Adria was the chef of Spain's El Bulli, which topped...
  • CNN's 'Chicagoland' has real trauma, passion, in a real ER

    CNN's 'Chicagoland' has real trauma, passion, in a real ER
    Hot time, summer in the city, and the third episode of "Chicagoland" is filled with fireworks of all sorts. For those of you who like and admire our mayor, this episode is a feast of favorable scenes. For those who do not like and admire the mayor, this...
  • Aziz Ansari bringing 'Modern Romance' tour to Chicago

    Aziz Ansari bringing 'Modern Romance' tour to Chicago
    This almost makes up for the fact there will be no Just For Laughs Festival in Chicago this year. Aziz Ansari (“Parks and Recreation”) is bringing his new Modern Romance comedy tour to the Chicago Theatre May 21. Tickets went on sale...
  • Where is the DollarTree concept for the arts?

     Where is the DollarTree concept for the arts?
    In Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady's clear-eyed, 2012 documentary "Detropia," which anticipated many of the things that would happen in (and to) the bankrupt Motor City in the year that followed, a union leader laments the disappearance of good, middle-class...
  • 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...
  • Opening a restaurant, taking a leap

    Opening a restaurant, taking a leap
    Neophyte restaurateurs Beverly Kim and Johnny Clark ran through calculations on their Excel spreadsheet, something they've done plenty in the last year. They knew early on that the margin of error at their new Avondale restaurant, Parachute, was thin....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...