| Dec 26, 2013
| 7:00 AM
New Year's Eve is just six days away. Do you have your dinner reservations yet?
If not, I've got a few extras. More than 130, actually.
As I've done for the last 13 years (and 18 of the last 20), I've made reservations, in my name, at restaurants...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 9:04 AM
Seems like just last week we were dealing with Easter, doesn't it? Well, the other big Sunday for dining is just 10 days away, and Chicago's restaurants, as always, are ready.
Acadia: A la carte Mother's Day brunch served 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dinner...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 8:17 AM
A report out of Greenwich (Conn.) Patch, via Eater, is that Graham Elliot’s Connecticut restaurant, Primary Food & Drink, has closed. Restaurant manager David Wolvovsky told Patch the restaurant is "closed as of today — the issue being, it...
| 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...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 10:33 AM
Attention Lollapalooza-goers: The music festival has announced its local "Chow Town" food vendors for the Aug. 1-3 event in Grant Park.
Curated by chef and Lolla culinary director Graham Elliot, the restaurateurs are scheduled to include:
| 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...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 2:36 PM
Graham Elliot, who closed his eponymous fine-dining restaurant at the beginning of the year, is scoffing at rumors that his casual concept, Graham Elliot Bistro (841 W. Randolph St., 312-888-2258) might be headed down the same path.
"We have zero...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Tribute for Trotter: A star-studded group of chefs will cook at the Charlie Trotter Tribute Dinner at Chicago Gourmet this fall, reports Phil Vettel. Among chefs and sommeliers taking part: Rick Bayless, Graham Elliot, Matthias Merges, Thomas Lents,...
| 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...
| 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...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 1:40 PM
The shocking death of famed Chicago chef Charlie Trotter brought out fond remembrances from the food world as news of the 54-year-old's passing spread nationwide.
Trotter had recently closed his eponymous Chicago restaurant and had announced he...