| 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,...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 7:10 AM
Andrew Brochu is the new chef at Graham Elliot’s flagship restaurant.
Brochu’s hiring, which will be announced to staff this afternoon at the Gallery District restaurant, is the clearest sign yet Elliot is eschewing the playful, cheeky...
| Jan 28, 2012
| 11:58 AM
The Jean Banchet Awards, the local Emmy's of the restaurant world, were announced in a lavish ceremony hosted by Steve Dolinsky and Alpana Singh at the Fairmont Hotel Friday night. The awards were part of the 15th annual Grand Chefs Gala. Chef Jimmy...
| 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...
| Feb 21, 2012
| 11:45 AM
Chef Merlin Verrier of Graham Elliot restaurant is from the Central Coast of California, and says his Hispanic-influcened roots there were the inspiration for his creation in our "Healthy Bites" segment. We were doubtful Merlin could pull this recipe off...
| Feb 23, 2012
When Charlie Trotter announced, just past the stroke of midnight on New Year's Day, that he would be closing his eponymous Chicago restaurant at the end of August, quite a few people vowed to get to Charlie Trotter's, one last time or even for the very...
| 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...
| Nov 29, 2012
Rodrick Markus reached for the top shelf of a metal cabinet at the back of his office. "I know, I know, I know," he said to himself. His fingers worked across a row of jars and stopped at a tall glass cylinder. I had asked him about rare ingredients. Rare...
| Nov 16, 2012
Maybe when you're a grown man with frosted bangs, criticism shouldn't come as a surprise?
On the other hand, maybe when you're the restaurant critic for the New York Times, reviewing the Times Square tourist trap of a celebrity chef best known as the...