| 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”...
| 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...
| Sep 30, 2013
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...
| Jun 3, 2011
| 4:05 PM
It's fair to say that both Graham Elliot and his food are polarizing. The Chicago Tribune said Elliot had "another hit on his hands" after dining at his 6-month-old sandwich shop Grahamwich on opening day, while Time Out Chicago issued a scathing one-star...
| Nov 15, 2011
| 4:04 PM
In Chicago’s dining scene, there is Alinea, and there is everybody else.
That’s the message being conveyed in the 2012 Michelin Guide Chicago, whose star ratings were announced Tuesday afternoon. Only Alinea, which also earned three stars...
| Nov 16, 2011
| 12:08 PM
Two Chicago hotels and three restaurants have been awarded the top five-star designation in the annual Forbes Travel Guide ratings.
The honored hotels were the Four Seasons and The Peninsula, and the restaurants were Alinea, Charlie Trotter's and L2O....
| Apr 5, 2011
| 6:57 AM
Stephanie Izard was named one of the best new chefs in the country by Food & Wine magazine Tuesday. The annual list, comprising chefs who have run their restaurants for less than five years, tabbed the former "Top Chef'"winner along with a slew of other...
| Apr 22, 2011
| 8:37 AM
The Food Network's casting call for "Next Iron Chef" might have read like this:
"WANTED: One chef who – with help – can crank out five top-flight dishes within an hour under stressful conditions, surrounded by cameras and judged by a group of...
| Jun 6, 2011
What does it take to charm Chef Gordon Ramsay into giving you a white apron? A Scottish accent and the audacity to serve up some foul-tasting haggis.
That's how one of the contestants manages to land among the top 18 hopefuls when Season 2 of...
| Dec 1, 2011
| 9:34 AM
On the Facebook page of "The Butcher & Larder," the Noble Square butcher shop, owner Rob Levitt posted a link Wendesday to an article about Congress lifting the ban on funding horse-meat inspections. The implication was horses could once again be...
| Dec 1, 2011
116 W. Hubbard St. 312-464-0466
Rating: !!! (out of 4) Off to a good start
Watch out, Melman brothers. Your Hubbard Street spots, Hub 51 and Paris Club, definitely bring the crowds, but the next block over—100 West—might...