| May 17, 2012
I don't know if teachers still do this, but at the end of each school year, I was handed a summer reading list, a sheet of required and optional books that would prepare students for the coming school year. (I still owe a measure of revenge to the teacher...
| Nov 8, 2012
Time once again for my annual exercise in humiliation, as I try to predict the star recipients in the 2013 Michelin Chicago Guide, which hits bookstores Wednesday.
This is the third year that Michelin has published a Chicago guide, and if there's one...
| Jun 4, 2012
| 2:55 PM
In, oh, about five minutes, the doors will swing open at g.e.b. (841 W. Randolph St., 312-888-2258), the newest restaurant by chef Graham Elliot.
Created with a "Church of Rock 'n Roll" theme, the restaurant will feature a host stand made from a Marshall...
| Jun 8, 2012
| 1:34 PM
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...
| Jun 15, 2012
841 W. Randolph St. 312-888-2258
Rating: !!!½ (out of four) Heating up
Chef Graham Elliot's been known to ruffle feathers. Over the years, he's pissed off Yelp reviewers, argued with critics and can be brutally honest as a judge on "MasterChef."...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 2:23 PM
Buoyed by near-perfect weather, Taste of Chicagoreturned to Grant Parkon Wednesday to a substantial lunchtime crowd that looked very much like opening-day Taste crowds from years past.
Concerns that this 32nd Taste of Chicago would be poorly attended,...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 3:10 PM
All around Chicago, restaurants and bars are in a constant cycle of opening and closing. As the lights go out at a kitchen in Andersonville, a new tavern is putting up signs in the South Loop, and it’s all just part of the circle of nightlife. But...
| Aug 2, 2012
Graham Elliot is hot.
The much-decorated chef owns three Chicago restaurants and will be inducted into the Chicago Chefs Hall of Fame in two weeks. He shares screen time with Joe Bastianich and Gordon Ramsay judging "MasterChef" (just renewed for a...
| Aug 4, 2012
To sum up Lollapalooza's food lineup in terms of its musical headliners, this year's Chow Town roster is less Black Keys (currently hip) and more Ozzy Osbourne (nostalgically hip).
Curated for the last three years by chef Graham Elliot, Lollapalooza's...
| Apr 21, 2012
Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson, the musician with a foodie streak, and Graham Elliot, the chef and music buff, have announced a joint venture to create food and music events for private events, industry parties and food-and-wine festivals.
Call it hip-hop...
| Dec 19, 2012
When it comes to adventures in dining and drinking, Chicago definitely delivered this year. Hot chefs expanded their empires with new restaurants. New words made their way into our nightlife vocabulary. And, of course, there were doughnuts. And pie. And...