| Jan 7, 2015
| 1:55 PM
Things are looking sweeter for GT Fish & Oyster. The River North seafood restaurant welcomed a new pastry chef, Andrea Bonitatibus -- formerly of Mindy Segal’s HotChocolate -- to its kitchen Wednesday.
Bonitatibus, who said the best part of her...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 10:03 AM
From one end of the United States to the other, Southern cooking is hot. And while Chicago doesn't abound with Southern dining options, restaurants like Big Jones, Table Fifty-Two and The Southern -- to say nothing of our growing crop of Southern-informed...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 9:47 AM
Gale Gand, the renowned pastry chef, restaurateur, TV personality and cookbook author, credits the Halloweens of her youth for cultivating one of her more eccentric tastes.
"My mom did popcorn in little bags for trick-or-treaters — which you...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 2:45 PM
Chicago-based food media startup Morsel announced an $800,000 seed-funding round Tuesday, led by Chicago Ventures and backed by GrubHub co-founder and CEO Matt Maloney, who will act as chairman of the company.
The social media-style app aims to engage...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 8:39 AM
Chef Charlie Trotter will be honored on the one-year anniversary of his death with an Emeril Lagasse-hosted fundraiser to benefit the education foundation established in Trotter’s name.
“A Toast to Charlie Trotter” is scheduled for...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 12:12 PM
It’s hard to beat the classic combo of marshmallows + chocolate + graham crackers, but if you’re looking for a new way to enjoy this tasty treat, try these fresh takes.
Make “campfire cones,” a.k.a. s’mores in sugar cones...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 6:42 AM
Are you ready to gorge? I can’t hear you, Chicago. I said, ARE YOU READY TO GORGE?
Food Network Magazine’s first annual Food Network in Concert takes place Saturday at Ravinia in Highland Park and will not only treat guests to music from...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 6:49 AM
WXRT and Supreme Lobster's annual Rockin' Lobster Bash will return Aug. 11 at the Columbia Yacht Club (111 N. Lake Shore Drive), and tickets, which typically sell very quickly, go on sale at 9 a.m. Friday.
Rick Bayless, Mindy Segal, Curtis Duffy, Thomas...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 10:00 PM
All-star collaboration: Last year, the James Beard Foundation took its act on the road with a pop-up culinary series called "Taste America." For this year’s stop in Chicago, the chefs involved are a veritable all-star team. The event will be held at...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 1:31 PM
I was 6 years old when Charlie Trotter opened his restaurant.
While I was chomping on PBJ school lunches in 1987, he was creating elaborate multi-course meals that would earn countless awards and put Chicago on the map as a fine-dining destination....
| 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”...