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  • A humble start for chef John Shaw of Steak and Whisky

    A humble start for chef John Shaw of Steak and Whisky
    John Shaw, executive chef at Steak and Whisky in Hermosa Beach — where he works alongside chef and partner Tin Vuong (Blackhouse Hospitality, Little Sister, Abigaile) — got his start in the restaurant business when he was 15. Not as an apprentice, but washing dishes at Ciao in Huntington Beach. He worked his way up, roasting garlic and picking parsley, then making pizza dough. Then Ciao chef-owner Stef Serafin gave Shaw his first cookbook, Charlie Trotter's "Meat and Game."
  • Field of Dreams Gala promotes girl power

    Field of Dreams Gala promotes girl power
    Olympians were in the house for Girls in the Game's 20th anniversary gala, Field of Dreams, at the Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile on February 26. Nearly 600 guests attended the event to raise funds and awareness for the organization that promotes...

    Blind chef cooks comfort food classics in Lincoln Park

    Blind chef cooks comfort food classics in Lincoln Park
    On Jan. 16, blind chef Laura Martinez did something most would consider impossible. Le Cordon Bleu graduate and Charlie Trotter's alum opened her own restaurant, La Diosa ("The Goddess" in Spanish), in Lincoln Park. Martinez — who has been blind...

    Alex Bachman of Billy Sunday

    Alex Bachman of Billy Sunday
    Since opening Billy Sunday with owner Matthias Merges two years ago, Alex Bachman has quietly built one of the most robust and diverse cocktail bars in the city. Bachman was once an assistant sommelier at Charlie Trotter's legendary Lincoln Park...

    Alexa Welsh, Jake Bickelhaupt of 42 Grams

    Alexa Welsh, Jake Bickelhaupt of 42 Grams
    Talk about soul food. This Uptown BYO, the legit offspring of underground restaurant Sous Rising, took its name from the supposed weight of two souls (based on a doctor's research in 1907) and indicated the level of commitment supplied by husband-wife...