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  • Embeya chef incorporates training, heritage into his cooking

    Embeya chef incorporates training, heritage into his cooking
    Stopping by Embeya (564 W. Randolph St., 312-612-5640) in the midafternoon, as the waitstaff presents final checks to lunch customers and reset tables, while the kitchen staff busily ramps up for dinner service, you get a sense of anticipation. In-between services proved to be the perfect time to talk with chef/co-owner Thai Dang. Sitting at one of the tall tables by the windows, Dang, dressed in relaxed street clothes, shared his dining preferences. What is so striking about this young chef is his exuberant passion for his profession. His face brightens and you can see the excitement in his eyes when he talks about food, and most important, what constitutes excellent food.
  • Friday links: Our excuse to use 'turkey testicles' in a headline

    News and links from the food world this Friday afternoon: - As we first reported Thursday, Takashi Yagihashi is closing his eponymous restaurant at year's end. That makes two Michelin-starred restaurants that have announced their closing in the last...

    Grace gets a third Michelin star; Alinea repeats

    Grace gets a third Michelin star; Alinea repeats
    There's a new Michelin three-star restaurant in town. Grace, featuring the highly acclaimed chef Curtis Duffy, received the coveted top rating in the Michelin Guide Chicago 2015, whose selections were announced Tuesday.  Grace joins Alinea, which...

    Why chefs obsess over awards

    Why chefs obsess over awards
    Until recently, I was a voting member of the James Beard Foundation, which gives out a number of highly valued annual awards to chefs and restaurants. But I was not a very active member, and certainly, while eating out, that membership never came up....

    Specialty foods firm to relocate to Des Plaines

    Specialty foods firm to relocate to Des Plaines
    Some of Chicago's most famous restaurants will soon receive artisanal meats, truffles and mushrooms from a warehouse on Rawls Road in Des Plaines. D'Artagnan, a New Jersey-based company that specializes in providing high-end restaurants with...