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  • Chicago Confidential: Google certain to make cold-storage building cool

    Chicago Confidential: Google certain to make cold-storage building cool
    Less than a year ago, refrigerated rooms that once stored meat for distributors and pork traders in the brick warehouse at 1000 W. Fulton Market were overgrown with stalactites and stalagmites of ice. This year, the 10-story Fulton Market Cold Storage...
  • Kahan, Melman, Roby named to Chicago's Chefs Hall of Fame

    Kahan, Melman, Roby named to Chicago's Chefs Hall of Fame
    The Chicago Culinary Museum and Chefs Hall of Fame have announced their 2013 inductees: Paul Kahan, whose restaurants include Avec, Blackbird and The Publican; Rich Melman, founder of Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises; and pastry chef Alain Roby, who owns...
  • West Loop: New and coming soon restaurants and bars

    West Loop: New and coming soon restaurants and bars
    If you thought the West Loop restaurant scene had hit its height at the end of last year with the opening of Bill Kim's Korean barbecue restaurant Belly Q and Curtis Duffy's elegant fine-dining destination Grace, you'd be mistaken. This neighborhood...
  • Thinks best creations come from being 'in play mode'

    Thinks best creations come from being 'in play mode'
    Patrick Fahy Executive pastry chef, Trump International Hotel and Tower 401 N. Wabash Ave. Patrick Fahy, 34, was born in Rogers Park into a family of five. Mom's specialties were meatloaf and corn chowder with bacon, dad's was French omelets. He...
  • Road food, next exit

    Road food, next exit
    Drive far enough for your radio presets to go fuzzy, where newspaper boxes and area codes look unfamiliar, and your car ride can now be deemed a road trip. An hour from downtown Chicago is that placid slice of northern Indiana and southwestern...
  • Flats are having a moment

    Flats are having a moment
    When Sarah Jessica Parker announced a couple of months ago that she had ditched Manolos for more sensible shoes, fashionistas everywhere died a little. After all, Parker shot to super-stardom based off her fashion-obsessed “Sex and the City”...
  • James Beard Awards 2013 honor food world's finest; L.A. not included. Brutal.

    The James Beard Foundation Awards -- the Academy Awards of the food world -- were distributed Monday night in New York, and it was a victory for women but a shutout for Southern California. The winner for outstanding chef, the last award in a long,...
  • Weekend preview: We're OK with S3 and C&I BBQ

    Weekend preview: We're OK with S3 and C&I BBQ
    What do an alluring new restaurant on one of South Florida’s most dazzling beachfronts and an urban outdoor barbecue with free burgers, dogs and beer pong have in common? Perhaps not much, but we’re interested in both for the same quality-...
  • Lemons, twisted

    Lemons, twisted
    When life hands you lemons, make lemonade, or so the adage goes. The clever tippler knows to take that pragmatic advice one step further: Give those lemons a twist — be it a clever garnish, an unexpected flavor pairing or, even, a bright shot of...
  • Foraging for taste of the city

    Foraging for taste of the city
    Foraging, I said to the couple across from me. It's kind of the thing here. Blank stares. Foraging, it's kind of the thing that the chef, Iliana Regan, that young soft-spoken woman in kitchen whites with her arms covered in tattoos who just served...
  • Michelle Obama to host NATO spouses at 2 events

    Michelle Obama to host NATO spouses at 2 events
    WASHINGTON — First lady Michelle Obama will give the spouses of NATO leaders a taste of her native South Side on May 20 before a private dinner for them at the Art Institute of Chicago, her aides said Monday. She's inviting the group to tour the...