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  • Charlie Trotter, famed Chicago chef, found dead in home

    Charlie Trotter, famed Chicago chef, found dead in home
    Charlie Trotter, whose eponymous Chicago restaurant was considered one of the finest in the world, has died. The 54-year-old chef was found unconscious and not breathing in his Lincoln Park home this morning and was taken to Northwestern Memorial...
  • Charlie Trotter, Chicago's revolutionary chef, helped push others to great success

    Charlie Trotter, Chicago's revolutionary chef, helped push others to great success
    Before there was “Top Chef,” “MasterChef” or “Iron Chef,” before chefs were multimedia celebrities who could monetize their volcanic personalities, before “farm-to-table” and “American cuisine”...
  • 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]...
  • My family's kind of town: Matthias Merges

    My family's kind of town: Matthias Merges
    Chef Matthias Merges is a busy man. He's the chef/proprietor at Asian street food-inspired Yusho (2853 N. Kedzie Ave., 773-904-8558) and craft cocktail bar Billy Sunday (3143 W. Logan Blvd., 773-661-2485). He also recently opened A10 (1462 E. 53rd St.,...
  • Balena, Yusho on Bon Appetit's Best New Restaurants list

    Balena, Yusho on Bon Appetit's Best New Restaurants list
    Bon Appetit just released its 50 Best New Restaurants list, and two Chicago newcomers made the cut. Andrew Knowlton, who writes the magazine's BA Foodist column, praised Balena (1633 N. Halsted St., 312-867-3888), mentioning its proximity to...
  • Moto chef Homaro Cantu wants to save the world

    Moto chef Homaro Cantu wants to save the world
    Get into a conversation with Moto/iNG chef/owner Homaro Cantu, and in a tone that's both buoyant and matter-of-fact, he'll drop such nuggets as:     "With a little more tweaking, we could make orange juice in the orange without any packaging or...
  • Review: Yusho

    Review: Yusho
    Yusho 2853 N. Kedzie Ave. 773-904-8558 Rating: !! and a half (out of 4) Take it or leave it The scene: Matthias Merges spent years in the kitchen at Charlie Trotter’s in Lincoln Park. Now you’ll find him on Kedzie Avenue, a couple blocks...
  • Charlie Trotter preaches excellence to the extreme

    Charlie Trotter preaches excellence to the extreme
    Graham Elliot was an aspiring young cook in the late '90s carrying steaks to a party of 20 in the Charlie Trotter's Studio Kitchen when the restaurant's brilliant, mercurial owner stopped him in the hallway and grabbed one of the pieces of meat. "He...
  • Charlie Trotter's pressure cooker

    Charlie Trotter's pressure cooker
    Everyone knows Charlie Trotter as the chef of Charlie Trotter's. It's his name, his restaurant, and he's the boss. But that title “chef” has many meanings, and Trotter has embodied just about all of them during his 25 years at Charlie Trotter'...
  • Charlie Trotter gets ready to hang it up

    Charlie Trotter gets ready to hang it up
    Charlie Trotter says he first thought of closing his namesake restaurant after his plane sat on the tarmac at LaGuardia Airport on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001. “I realized really how fragile the world is,” he reflects. “I love what I...
  • '03 lawsuit challenged work conditions

    '03 lawsuit challenged work conditions
    There are so many opportunities here of rare, rich experiences which I need to thank Chef Trotter for. From the housewives, doctors, and others who come to work as guest chefs to famous chefs like Tetsuya, Toque and Alain Ducasse. I've always learned...