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  • Save the Tables 2013: Your table is reserved for New Year's Eve

    Save the Tables 2013: Your table is reserved for New Year's Eve
    New Year's Eve is just six days away. Do you have your dinner reservations yet? If not, I've got a few extras. More than 130, actually. As I've done for the last 13 years (and 18 of the last 20), I've made reservations, in my name, at restaurants...
  • Chicago's ramen revolution

    Chicago's ramen revolution
    Bowls of ramen are like snowflakes: no two are alike. At least that's what many owners and chefs of Chicago ramen-focused spots told me. "We do these ramen battles at Yusho, and Abe [Conlon of Fat Rice] and Jason [Hammel of Lula Cafe and Nightwood]...
  • Phil Vettel recommends: Valentine's Day dining

    Phil Vettel recommends: Valentine's Day dining
    Love is in the air. In Chicago, love looks a lot like snow, but, trust me, there's love in the air. And when Valentine's Day rolls around next week, Chicago's restaurants will be ready. Ada St.: A three-course menu ($40) will be served, with seatings at...
  • 'Top Chef' finale recap, The closest last battle in series history

    'Top Chef' finale recap, The closest last battle in series history
    We’ve been hungry for this all season long. The "Top Chef" Finale has arrived. After a slow start to the season in New Orleans, the drama has built up to a culinary showdown of Nina versus Nicholas in Hawaii. If you are going to lose a weeks-...
  • New Ambassador Caroline Kennedy has built-in following in Japan

    New Ambassador Caroline Kennedy has built-in following in Japan
    TOKYO -- In the late 1980s, when Katsumi Suzuki was 20, he was mesmerized when he heard a recording of John F. Kennedy's inaugural address. "I heard the words 'Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country' and those...
  • Patricia Yeo's big leap

    Patricia Yeo's big leap
    Last March, Big Bowl hosted an invitation-only dinner that doubled as an introduction to its star culinary hire, chef Patricia Yeo. She prepared a seven-course menu that featured beef heart crudo with pickled beets and citrus, and a three-tongue course of...
  • The Crowd: Giving WINGS to graduate women

    The Crowd: Giving WINGS to graduate women
    They soared on the wings of eagles. A group of Newport-Mesa women, led by Stephanie Bernardy and Michele Mullen, came together Sept. 13 at Newport Beach's Haute Cakes Caffe to launch a new women's auxiliary dedicated to fundraising and "friendraising"...
  • Meet the Chicago chefs of 'Top Chef' Season 11

    Meet the Chicago chefs of 'Top Chef' Season 11
    There's more to come from the New Orleans-based 11th season of "Top Chef" than host Padma Lakshmi tossing the cheftestants Mardi Gras beads instead of making them draw knives. This year's cast features a rockabilly chick, a proud recipient of the title of...
  • For Gary Baseman, 'The Door' is wide open and ready for more

    Artist Gary Baseman has arrived at the Skirball Cultural Center with a brightly colored throw pillow under his arm and a determined look on his face. After greeting security guards and the few visitors browsing his sprawling retrospective exhibition...
  • Revisiting Everest, Les Nomades

    Revisiting Everest, Les Nomades
    In the 1998 Zagat Survey Chicago Guide, of the 40 restaurants with the highest food ratings (based on popular opinion), 20 of them were French. In the most recent Chicago Guide, fifteen years later, that list of 40 includes maybe five French...
  • 5 restaurants for grilled goods

    5 restaurants for grilled goods
    Slurping Turtle 116 W. Hubbard St. 312-464-0466 In addition to Japanese-inspired tapas, bento box lunches and satisfying bowls of steaming ramen, award-winning chef Takashi Yagihashi also serves skewers of meat and seafood cooked on a bincho charcoal-...