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  • Mexique's Carlos Gaytan on life after 'Top Chef'

    Mexique's Carlos Gaytan on life after 'Top Chef'
    A miracle is a coincidence you know can't be a coincidence. How else could Carlos Gaytan explain what happened 17 months ago — with his West Town restaurant Mexique spiraling into debt, he and his wife, Iliamar, decided it could no longer go on....
  • 2014 James Beard Award nominations announced

    2014 James Beard Award nominations announced
    The 2014 James Beard Foundation Award nominees were revealed Tuesday morning at The Publican, and perhaps the pithiest way to sum up Chicago’s representation this year: No surprises. The major categories brought back familiar names: Spiaggia,...
  • Topolobampo's '1491' menu posits a much different Mexico

    Topolobampo's '1491' menu posits a much different Mexico
    'There's a saying," says chef extraordinaire Rick Bayless, "that every Mexican recipe begins, 'First you brown the onions and garlic.'" Well, in the themed menu being featured (along with the regular menu) at Topolobampo, that isn't happening. The menu,...
  • '1941' ingredients at Topolobampo

    '1941' ingredients at Topolobampo
    RESTRICTIONS ON INGREDIENTS In the interest of historical accuracy, Topolobampo chef de cuisine Andres Padilla and his team only used ingredients available in Mexico in 1491. Not allowed: Sugar Lime Onion Garlic Wheat and flour Pork, beef,...
  • New options on Topolobampo menu

    New options on Topolobampo menu
    If Topolobampo's "Mexico City 1491" menu intrigues you, but you're not ready to commit to a full evening of pre-Spanish Mexican dining, there's good news. Along with the themed menu, which runs through March 29, Topolobampo has unveiled a new regular...
  • 2014 James Beard Foundation Awards announced

    2014 James Beard Foundation Awards announced
    Chicago chefs and restaurants continued their streak of a respectable showing at the 2014 James Beard Foundation Awards. The annual awards gala, dubbed the “Oscars” of the American culinary scene, was held Monday in New York. Unlike last...
  • Four stars: Topolobampo is one of Chicago's finest restaurants

    Four stars: Topolobampo is one of Chicago's finest restaurants
    Topolobampo is approaching its 25th birthday (toward the end of the year) looking very much like a restaurant gearing up for 25 more. It's not just that the cooking is at the highest level that I've ever seen, although that's certainly the case. Chef de...
  • Authors A-C

    826CHI 826CHI is a nonprofit writing and tutoring center dedicated to supporting students ages 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students. 826chi.org Tom Acitelli Tom Acitelli is author...
  • 2013 Jean Banchet Awards nominees announced

    2013 Jean Banchet Awards nominees announced
    The Jean Banchet Awards for Culinary Excellence — the local Emmys equivalent to the James Beard Foundation Awards — is the annual ceremony celebrating the achievements in Chicago’s restaurant community. This year’s nominees were...
  • Video/Q&A: 'Machete Kills' director Robert Rodriguez and co-star Alexa Vega

    Video/Q&A: 'Machete Kills' director Robert Rodriguez and co-star Alexa Vega
    Alexa Vega, now 25, obviously looks much different as a scantily clad badass in “Machete Kills” than she did 13 years ago when the film’s director Robert Rodriguez first started working with her on “Spy Kids.” Yet the...
  • Deann Groen Bayless, restaurateur

    Deann Groen Bayless, restaurateur
    (Editor's note: This is a longer version of a story that appeared in the Chicago Tribune's Sunday features section.) Deann Groen Bayless has spent nearly three decades in the Chicago restaurant business and says she has never felt dismissed or...