| Apr 15, 2015
| 8:29 AM
Nearly every morning for the past 10 years, since opening the Bucktown restaurant HotChocolate, Mindy Segal has stopped by the Map Room at Armitage and Hoyne for a moment of clarity and a cup of coffee. Without many customers at 8 a.m., the place looks...
| Apr 13, 2015
| 8:46 AM
Mindy Segal has this great look she gives you, a look that says "What are you, a *#%$ idiot?" It is her default look, and pretty adaptable: She can deliver it with a smile, or a frown, with an air of puzzlement, or a hint of generosity. It is a reassuring...
| Apr 13, 2015
| 8:58 AM
Hot Chocolate restaurant chef/owner Mindy Segal will be touring locations around Chicago in the coming weeks to promote her new cookbook, "Cookie Love" (Ten Speed Press, $24.99). Get a copy signed by the pastry whiz, ask her questions about her recipes...
| Apr 13, 2015
| 5:20 AM
Chicago chef-restaurateur Mindy Segal is a self-proclaimed "cookie nerd," so the recipes in "Cookie Love" (Ten Speed Press, $24.99) are so meticulous and detailed you may find them annoying. Or you can be happy these are recipes so painstakingly clear you...
| Mar 25, 2015
| 10:00 PM
Paella day, a boutique warehouse sale and more weekend things to do in Chicago March 27-29.
National Spanish Paella Day
1721 W. Division St. 773-227-8600
The Wicker Park restaurant celebrates the "holiday" all weekend long by...
| Mar 2, 2015
| 8:39 AM
The Chicago Humanities Festival’s five-program spring season delves into topics as diverse as baked goods and enormous cameras.
First, the organization was to announce Monday, Scott Simon, host of NPR’s “Weekend Edition,” will...
| 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...
| 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...