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  • Island gives chef the tools he needs

    Island gives chef the tools he needs
    LUMMI ISLAND, Wash. — The cooks are assigned homework. Once a week, sometimes more, The Willows Inn chef Blaine Wetzel sends his five cooks to forage in the wild. One might be tasked with elderflowers and crab apple blossoms, his job to pluck 30...
  • Downstate plates

    Downstate plates
    No longer is Chicago just "the best place to eat between New York and San Francisco," but now it is endorsed by outsiders as one of the finest dining cities in the world. The Michelin Guide's entry into Chicago last November, plus Alinea's No. 6 ranking...
  • Making Chicago's top chef

    Making Chicago's top chef
    Grant Achatz moved up the aisle of the plane, his carry-on draped over his gaunt frame. It was October at Reagan National Airport, a rare moment of calm for Chicago's top chef, whose wary eyes belong to a man older than 36, and whose life has been blessed...
  • Dinner and a movie

    Dinner and a movie
    Man, I wish I'd gotten this assignment two years ago. The task of matching Oscar-nominated films to appropriate restaurants is challenge enough, but it's even harder these days, thanks to the Academy's esteem-building decision to expand the number of...
  • Food calendar

    Food calendar
    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...
  • Drinking, from dance club to dive

    Drinking, from  dance club to dive
    Chicago’s cocktail scene has reached a crucial crossroads. Thanks to the classic cocktail revival that intoxicated New York and San Francisco before landing in Chicago five years back, drink enthusiasts have options. Classics (martinis, fizzes,...
  • Kellogg-Achatz mystery solved; recipes legit, agreement expired

    We know more about the minor flap that ensued when a couple of recipes attributed to Alinea chef Grant Achatz (one was credited to a chef Grant Actatz) surfaced on a Kellogg-owned website. The recipes, which called for the use of Keebler Town House...
  • Check It Out: Taste others' lives with kitchen memoirs

    Cookbook writing is in its heyday and writing about food and cooking and families has never been more popular. Books such as "Julia and Julia: 365 Days, 534 Recipes and 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen" have even been made into mainstream movies. Cooking and food...
  • From Bayless in 'Cascabel' to Achatz at Next, all the tables a stage

    From Bayless in 'Cascabel' to Achatz at Next, all the tables a stage
    Most Chicago actors do not bring their own Bunsen burners to the rehearsal room. But then, Rick Bayless — the creator of the phenomenally popular Chicago restaurants Topolobampo and Frontera Grill and a chef who embraced celebrity long before it...
  • New Top 100 restaurants list includes Charleston and Volt

    New Top 100 restaurants list includes Charleston and Volt
    Two Maryland restaurants — Cindy Wolf's Charleston in Baltimore and Briand Voltaggio's Volt in Frederick — are on a newly published list of the Top 100 Restaurants in America. The fifth annual Top 100 Restaurants in America for 2012 were...
  • Alinea named World's Top Restaurant

    Alinea (1723 N. Halsted St., 312-867-0110) has just been named the World's Top Restaurant by Elite Traveler magazine. Like this place wasn't tough enough to get into before. In a clear attempt to upstage Restaurant Magazine's annual "World's 50 Best...