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  • Franks 'N' Dawgs starts charcuterie program Tuesday

    Franks 'N' Dawgs starts charcuterie program Tuesday
    Our friends at Franks 'N' Dawgs have informed us of a rather exciting development: The Lincoln Park spot will be the first hot-dog stand in Chicago to start a charcuterie program. Chef Joe Doren certainly has the chops. He worked with Jared Van Camp when...
  • Izard, Bannos, Duffy head list of Chicago StarChefs 'Rising Stars' winners

    Izard, Bannos, Duffy head list of Chicago StarChefs 'Rising Stars' winners
    Another day, another award for Stephanie Izard. At least she has company this time. Izard, named Tuesday to Food & Wine’s annual Best New Chefs list, is among the 18 Chicago chefs, restaurateurs and beverage professionals dubbed “Rising...
  • Star chefs gather for earthquake-victim benefit at Takashi

    Star chefs gather for earthquake-victim benefit at Takashi
    While making your weekend plans, don't forget to include Monday night. Japanese-born Takashi Yagihashi is hosting a special dinner Monday at Takashi restaurant (1952 N. Damen Ave.) to benefit the victims of Japan's earthquake and subsequent tsunami....
  • Alinea named No. 6 restaurant in the world

    Alinea named No. 6 restaurant in the world
    Best in Chicago. Best in North America. Closing in on best in the world. Grant Achatz is rapidly running out of titles to secure. Alinea was named the No. 6 restaurant in the world by London-based Restaurant magazine in its annual ranking of the top...
  • Big Star food truck ready to roll despite breaking city rules

    Big Star food truck ready to roll despite breaking city rules
      While dozens of Chicago chefs sit waiting for the city to legalize cooking on food trucks, others are working under existing rules that require all food to be pre-packaged and kept warm on the truck. But at least one restaurant group has decided to...
  • Chicago Gourmet schedule launches Wednesday

    Chicago Gourmet schedule launches Wednesday
    If you've already got your tickets to the fourth annual Chicago Gourmet, which takes place Sept. 24 and 25 in Millennium Park, here's a way to plan your assault on the two-day food and wine festival. The Illinois Restaurant Association, which organizes...
  • Top 50 restaurants for foodies? Here's what Diners' Choice Awards says

    What list of the top 50 restaurants “fit for foodies,” puts San Francisco in first place, Chicago in second with Boston, Seattle and New York (yes, New York) jockeying for third? The Diners’ Choice Awards, brought to you by the 10...
  • Giuseppe Tentori, Next among winners at 2012 Jean Banchet Award

    Giuseppe Tentori, Next among winners at 2012 Jean Banchet Award
    The Jean Banchet Awards, the local Emmy's of the restaurant world, were announced in a lavish ceremony hosted by Steve Dolinsky and Alpana Singh at the Fairmont Hotel Friday night. The awards were part of the 15th annual Grand Chefs Gala. Chef Jimmy...
  • Pastry chef Bryce Caron joins team at Graham Elliot

    Not surprisingly, Bryce Caron didn't stay unemployed very long. The pastry chef, who did outstanding work at Blackbird before his recent and sudden dismissal, has joined Graham Elliot restaurant (217 W. Huron St., 312-624-9975). Caron, who was named one...
  • At long last, Rich Melman a Beard award winner

    At long last, Rich Melman a Beard award winner
    Maybe it was the name. Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises. How else do you account for its Chicago founder, Rich Melman, being nominated six consecutive times for the James Beard Foundation's outstanding restaurateur of the year award and never winning?...
  • Go on, take a bite

     Go on, take a bite
    The fifth annual Chicago Gourmet (full name: Bon Appetit Presents Chicago Gourmet) will take place Sept. 29 and 30 in Millennium Park. Hundreds of Chicagoans and visitors will be there; here are five reasons to be one of them. It's worth the splurge:...