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  • Fine dining in diapers

    Fine dining in diapers
    Alinea chef Grant Achatz ignited debate over a baby ban in posh restaurants after a crying tot spoiled other guests’ dinner. It seems readers’ advice in this 2009 Parent ‘Hood column is as relevant as ever. Parent advice Keep your...
  • Children in restaurants, a delicate dining dance

    Children in restaurants, a delicate dining dance
    The owner of exclusive Chicago restaurant Alinea recently sparked a national debate after he wondered on Twitter whether children might need to be banned from his dining room. The tweet came after a couple brought their infant to his establishment and the...
  • 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...
  • 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”...
  • Peruvian decoded at Tanta

    Peruvian decoded at Tanta
    Three-month-old Tanta, in River North, is easily Chicago's most accomplished Peruvian restaurant, elevating the cuisine — a melting pot that claims Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, African and ancient Incan influences — to the level of fine dining....
  • Mini-review: The Dawson

    Mini-review: The Dawson
    Update: Chef Rene De Leon recently left The Dawson. The restaurant released the following a statement on Nov. 19: “The Dawson announces the departure of chef Rene De Leon and the promotion of current sous chef Patrick Russ (most recently at Next...
  • Book reviews: 'Life, on the Line' by Grant Achatz; 'Blood, Bones & Butter' by Gabrielle Hamilton

    Book reviews: 'Life, on the Line' by Grant Achatz; 'Blood, Bones & Butter' by Gabrielle Hamilton
    A good restaurant runs on hunger — not just that of its customers, but also of its owners, who put in 18-hour days obsessing that every single detail must be as perfect as possible. But although the hunger of the diners is pretty simple to figure...
  • Table for two: A true story of food and love

    Table for two: A true story of food and love
    I met a blue-eyed girl 1,135 days ago. Her name is Anne. Our lives first crossed at a New Year’s Eve party teeming with unfamiliar faces and red Solo cups. We were bumper cars, swerving aimlessly from stranger to stranger, that kept running into...
  • Restaurant review: Sixteen

    Restaurant review: Sixteen
    Can a four-star meal begin with fried smelts and end with a Butterfinger bar? My last dinner at Sixteen says yes. These are uncertain times for four-star dining in Chicago. Since last September, four previous top-rated restaurants have closed up shop...
  • Ain't misbehavin': Q&A with Graham Elliot

    Ain't misbehavin': Q&A with Graham Elliot
    It's fair to say that both Graham Elliot and his food are polarizing. The Chicago Tribune said Elliot had "another hit on his hands" after dining at his 6-month-old sandwich shop Grahamwich on opening day, while Time Out Chicago issued a scathing one-star...