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  • Candy crushes from Halloweens past

    Candy crushes from Halloweens past
    Gale Gand, the renowned pastry chef, restaurateur, TV personality and cookbook author, credits the Halloweens of her youth for cultivating one of her more eccentric tastes. "My mom did popcorn in little bags for trick-or-treaters — which you...
  • GrubHub CEO, Chicago Ventures back food-media startup Morsel

    GrubHub CEO, Chicago Ventures back food-media startup Morsel
    Chicago-based food media startup Morsel announced an $800,000 seed-funding round Tuesday, led by Chicago Ventures and backed by GrubHub co-founder and CEO Matt Maloney, who will act as chairman of the company. The social media-style app aims to engage...
  • Bali bathed in culture, relaxation

    Bali bathed in culture, relaxation
    "There is no difference between my job and my life," said "Top Chef Just Desserts" host Gail Simmons. "It's one big blur, and it's all delicious. I travel and seek out great food. That's kind of how I plan my trips and my life." Born in Toronto and...
  • Chicago chefs nominees aplenty at James Beard 2011

    Chicago chefs nominees aplenty at James Beard 2011
    Mindy Segal and Bruce Sherman are hoping five’s a charm. Rich Melman is hoping it’s seven. All three have been nominated — again — for James Beard Foundation Awards, which annually recognize the best chefs, restaurants and...
  • Star chefs gather for earthquake-victim benefit at Takashi

    Star chefs gather for earthquake-victim benefit at Takashi
    While making your weekend plans, don't forget to include Monday night. Japanese-born Takashi Yagihashi is hosting a special dinner Monday at Takashi restaurant (1952 N. Damen Ave.) to benefit the victims of Japan's earthquake and subsequent tsunami....
  • At long last, Rich Melman a Beard award winner

    At long last, Rich Melman a Beard award winner
    Maybe it was the name. Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises. How else do you account for its Chicago founder, Rich Melman, being nominated six consecutive times for the James Beard Foundation's outstanding restaurateur of the year award and never winning?...
  • James Beard Award-nominated pastry chef Patrick Fahy leaving Blackbird

    James Beard Award-nominated pastry chef Patrick Fahy leaving Blackbird
    Patrick Fahy, the James Beard Award-nominated pastry chef at Blackbird and Avec, will be leaving his post next month. Fahy wasn’t ready to divulge his future plans, but he said he hopes to stay in Chicago restaurants or hotels. Fahy said he would...
  • Citizen Kahan

    Citizen Kahan
    Paul Kahan is the opposite of an enigma. He is easily explained. He is pleased by simple pleasures. He defines his life by four pillars: chef, record-store geek, husband, law-abiding citizen. Everything else is noise. In judgment, he renders halfway...
  • Chicago's top chefs hold garage sale, bake-sale benefit

    Garage sales with mismatched glassware and old power tools are pretty common. The garage sale scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Michelin-starred NAHA restaurant will be anything but common. Dubbed the Culinary Garage Sale & Bake Sale, bargain...
  • Jared Rouben to leave Goose Island brewpub for his own food-friendly brewery

    Jared Rouben to leave Goose Island brewpub for his own food-friendly brewery
    Jared Rouben seems to spend just as much time at the farmers market as he does at Goose Island's Clybourn brewpub, where he has been a brewer for four years. So it's not much of a surprise that the new brewery he plans to launch will focus on what he...
  • Red Door, XRT team up for Lobster Bash

    Red Door, XRT team up for Lobster Bash
    In celebration of 93XRT's 40th anniversary, Chef Troy Graves of Red Door and XRT's Lin Brehmer will host the Lobster Bash on July 31. Red Door, 2118 N. Damen Ave. in Bucktown, will host the event--from 6:30 to 10  p.m.--which will feature a group of...