| Mar 2, 2011
Best bet: Secrets of a famous chef
Grant Achatz, chef/co-owner of Alinea, and co-owner Nick Kokonas, in conversation with Eric Ferguson, discuss and sign their new book, "Life, On the Line: A Chef's Story of Chasing Greatness, Facing Death and Redefining...
| Dec 30, 2011
Close watchers of Chicago's food scene may have been surprised to learn that Alinea — one of the most highly regarded restaurants in the city and the world — failed its routine health inspection a month ago.
But what may seem like a big...
| Jan 20, 2012
| 5:18 AM
The AAA Five- and Four-Diamond Awards for restaurants and hotels were announced this morning, and Chicago wound up tied with New York with the most five-diamond restaurants in North America.
All of Chicago's Five-Diamond restaurants or hotels were repeat...
| Jun 3, 2011
| 4:05 PM
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...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Graham Elliot was an aspiring young cook in the late '90s carrying steaks to a party of 20 in the Charlie Trotter's Studio Kitchen when the restaurant's brilliant, mercurial owner stopped him in the hallway and grabbed one of the pieces of meat.
| Aug 29, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Everyone knows Charlie Trotter as the chef of Charlie Trotter's. It's his name, his restaurant, and he's the boss. But that title “chef” has many meanings, and Trotter has embodied just about all of them during his 25 years at Charlie Trotter'...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Charlie Trotter says he first thought of closing his namesake restaurant after his plane sat on the tarmac at LaGuardia Airport on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001.
“I realized really how fragile the world is,” he reflects. “I love what I...
| Feb 17, 2011
| 4:36 PM
There are times when breakfast makes a perfect end-of-the-day meal, and others when drinking your dinner seems to be the logical choice. Two local bartenders have decided to fuse these guilty pleasures, creating unique breakfast-inspired cocktails...
| Apr 18, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Nobody takes "best" lists seriously, but they are plenty of fun to argue about. And there's plenty of arguing going on right now over the list of 50 best restaurants in the world put together by Restaurant magazine and sponsored......
| Apr 22, 2011
| 4:22 PM
NBC has a cool Q&A with Chilam Balam owner/chef Chuy Valencia: How does city’s obsession with celebrity chefs impact the up-and-coming talent? To find out, we checked in with Chuy Valencia, the chef and owner of Lakeview’s Chilam Balam. In a...
| May 20, 2011
| 4:22 PM
All over the Twitters and Facebook, they've been proudly showing off their new espresso machine, coffee grinders and brewers....