| Nov 12, 2013
| 10:09 AM
The Michelin Man was very good to Chicago on Tuesday, bestowing stars on 25 restaurants, the largest number in the four-year history of the Chicago Michelin guide.
“It was a great year in Chicago,” said Michael Ellis, Michelin’s...
| Nov 14, 2013
Update: Chef Rene De Leon recently left The Dawson. The restaurant released the following a statement on Nov. 19: “The Dawson announces the departure of chef Rene De Leon and the promotion of current sous chef Patrick Russ (most recently at Next...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 8:22 PM
Before there was “Top Chef,” “MasterChef” or “Iron Chef,” before chefs were multimedia celebrities who could monetize their volcanic personalities, before “farm-to-table” and “American cuisine”...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 3:00 PM
If it takes a "MasterChef" winner to know one, then put your money on Luca.
We asked the last season's winner, food blogger and new cookbook author Christine Ha in advance of tonight's live finale on Fox for her prediction, and for a glimpse at how life...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Interview with MasterChef Junior judge Graham Elliot. Twenty-four kids ages 8 to 13 demonstrate their culinary smarts and passion for food in the “junior” version of FOX’s successful foodie series MasterChef — in MasterChef...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 1:21 PM
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...
| Aug 1, 2013
445 N. Clark St. 312-661-1434
Mexican cuisine king Rick Bayless presides over these sibling restaurants that share an entrance and bar; Topolo skews toward fine dining, while Frontera is more rustic and regional. For a taste...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 2:42 PM
For a festival in which food is not the primary focus, or even the secondary focus, Lollapalooza puts out a pretty good spread.
The Chow Towns, as they're called — lines of side-by-side booths clustered along Columbus Drive just north and just...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 7:01 AM
"Ladies and gentlemen, Grahamwich has left the building."
And with that statement, chef Graham Elliot announced the closing of his imaginative sandwich shop, which quietly closed its doors on Aug. 5.
"We played our last set this past weekend at...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 11:41 AM
Oh, dear. This is looking more and more like a Krissi Vs. Natasha death match. Which wouldn't be a bad thing if, you know, if ended in both of their... eliminations.
Who is the patron saint of cooking? Can we pray to him (or her) on behalf of Luca and...
| Mar 21, 2013
When it's this frigid outside, the idea of attempting a weekend brunch that goes beyond toaster waffles eaten while huddled under a blanket seems downright unreasonable. If there's anything that stands the chance to ply you from the cozy comforts of...