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  • 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...
  • Ten @ 10: Emptying my reporter's notebook with some recent favorite dishes

    Ten @ 10: Emptying my reporter's notebook with some recent favorite dishes
    Five nights out of seven, I’m dining out for work, enjoyment, and to fulfill some sadomasochistic need. That averages to 25 plates of food to try every week. Sadly, the Tribune does not have enough newsprint to document all the great dishes I’...
  • This week in food writing

    This week in food writing
    While you polished off the Christmas goose, the Tribune food staff was hard at work... Phil Vettel, Chris Borrelli and Kevin Pang recaps the highlights and lowlights of Chicago dining in 2011. [LINK] Kevin Pang writes that at Svea in Andersonville,...
  • 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...
  • Chicago ties NYC for most AAA Five-Diamond restaurants

    Chicago ties NYC for most AAA Five-Diamond restaurants
    The AAA Five- and Four-Diamond Awards for restaurants and hotels were announced this morning, and Chicago wound up tied with New York with the most five-diamond restaurants in North America. All of Chicago's Five-Diamond restaurants or hotels were repeat...
  • Google's purchase of Zagat will change online restaurant reviewing landscape

    Google's purchase of Zagat will change online restaurant reviewing landscape
    Word that Google has acquired Zagat, the prestigious restaurant-rating organization (see the Tribune's Breaking Business story here), no doubt sent a current of excitement through the entire dining community, ending with an unpleasant jolt to Yelp...
  • Rick Bayless' hot chocolate and a malted version warm winter days

    Rick Bayless' hot chocolate and a malted version warm winter days
    Chilly weather demands hot chocolate to warm to body and soul and chefs have been happily stirring up variations on the concept ever since the Spaniards returned to Europe with chocolate from Mexico. Moctezuma and friends revered cacao, had a god of cacao...
  • Alinea, Ria, Charlie Trotter's among Michelin-starred restaurants in 2012 Chicago guide

    Alinea, Ria, Charlie Trotter's among Michelin-starred restaurants in 2012 Chicago guide
    In Chicago’s dining scene, there is Alinea, and there is everybody else. That’s the message being conveyed in the 2012 Michelin Guide Chicago, whose star ratings were announced Tuesday afternoon. Only Alinea, which also earned three stars...
  • From Bayless in 'Cascabel' to Achatz at Next, all the tables a stage

    From Bayless in 'Cascabel' to Achatz at Next, all the tables a stage
    Most Chicago actors do not bring their own Bunsen burners to the rehearsal room. But then, Rick Bayless — the creator of the phenomenally popular Chicago restaurants Topolobampo and Frontera Grill and a chef who embraced celebrity long before it...
  • 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’...
  • 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...