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  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • '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,...
  • 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...
  • Chefs to serve as culinary diplomats

    Move over, all you Hillary Clinton and Henry Kissinger wanna-bes. Here come Chicago’s Rick Bayless, Tony Mantuano and Art Smith, along with 87 other renowned chefs, willing to perform a little kitchen diplomacy on behalf of the U.S. Department of...
  • Let's break out the old crystal ball

     Let's break out the old crystal ball
    Time once again for my annual exercise in humiliation, as I try to predict the star recipients in the 2013 Michelin Chicago Guide, which hits bookstores Wednesday. This is the third year that Michelin has published a Chicago guide, and if there's one...
  • Ex-Chicagoan conquers Mexican food

    Ex-Chicagoan conquers Mexican food
    NEW YORK — Rarely smiling or saying more than was necessary as he created a twisting column of chocolate ganache or turned peanut butter into powder, Alex Stupak was an intense figure in Grant Achatz's intense kitchen as Alinea's opening pastry...
  • 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...
  • Lady Gaga dines at Lou Malnati's, Brian Dennehy speaking at Old St. Pat's, 'House of Consignment' trailer debuts

    Lady Gaga dines at Lou Malnati's, Brian Dennehy speaking at Old St. Pat's,  'House of Consignment' trailer debuts
    Lady Gaga was in Chicago over the weekend with boyfriend and "Vampire Diaries" actor Taylor Kinney, who is filming the Dick Wolf pilot "Chicago Fire" in the city this month. The couple dined at Lou Malnati's in River North Sunday night. They ordered...
  • Lady Gaga sightings in Chicago -- lots of restaurant visits but, curiously, not a lot of clubs

    Lady Gaga sightings in Chicago -- lots of restaurant visits but, curiously, not a lot of clubs
    What do Chicago restaurants Spiaggia, Table Fifty-Two, Girl and the Goat and Topolobampo have in common? They all feature former “Top Chef” and “Top Chef Masters” contestants in their kitchens. And, not coincidentally, they’...