| Jul 31, 2014
| 2:08 PM
Rick Bayless was in the middle of another 12-hour rehearsal for Cascabel Thursday, the remount of his Lookingglass Theatre show, when he finally got the text he’s been waiting for: Xoco Wicker Park (1471 N. Milwaukee Ave.) had passed final...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 1:43 PM
President Obama revealed the first family's snack favorites during a recent appearance at a White House event promoting healthy eating and attended by school children from across the country. Can you guess his?
"My big thing, chips and guacamole,''...
| Jul 25, 2014
| 10:35 AM
Tourists hitting Chicago may opt for the Loop or Mag Mile, but not far from either you’ll find River North, an urban quadrant with a decidedly upscale flair. Home to eateries run by Rick Bayless and some legendary pizzerias, River North is a...
| Jul 24, 2014
| 7:38 AM
Rick Bayless will square off against three other top chefs in a friendly battle of Mexican food and drink at Mod Mex & Mod Mix, a two-day event taking place Sept. 13 and 14 at Kendall College (900 N. North Branch St.).
Tickets for the events ($95 on...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 7:25 AM
We reported this last week, but it's worth a reminder: Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. today for the Charlie Trotter Tribute dinner on Sept. 27.
The dinner, part of the Bon Appetit Presents Chicago Gourmet weekend, will feature such chefs as Rick Bayless,...
| Jun 5, 2014
After a frigid and snowy winter — that lasted what, six months? — it appears that summer is finally here. Which makes it time for my annual Summer Eating List.
Patterned after the summer reading lists that haunted my school-age summers, this...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 2:06 PM
Rick Bayless, Graham Elliot, Thomas Lents and Matthias Merges will be part of a star-studded chef lineup creating a Charlie Trotter tribute dinner as part of Bon Appetit Presents Chicago Gourmet in September.
The dinner, which will take place Sept. 27...
| Jun 1, 2014
Celebrating more than 30 years of educating emerging artists, the Chicago Academy for the Arts presented "A Taste for the Arts" at Millennium Park on May 13. About 900 guests enjoyed a pre-program at the Harris Theater that showcased the talents of...
| May 6, 2014
| 10:40 AM
This article was originally published on May 26, 2011
Two months ago, I returned from unquestionably the greatest vacation of my life: 96 hours spent in New Orleans eating, drinking, dancing, stumbling merrily down Decatur Street, drooling Sazerac...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Tribute for Trotter: A star-studded group of chefs will cook at the Charlie Trotter Tribute Dinner at Chicago Gourmet this fall, reports Phil Vettel. Among chefs and sommeliers taking part: Rick Bayless, Graham Elliot, Matthias Merges, Thomas Lents,...
| May 7, 2014
| 8:14 AM
The city's first "culinary" brewery is set to debut, but don't expect its ingredient-heavy beers on liquor store shelves or at most bars. Moody Tongue beers, appropriately enough, will be on tap at the city's most adventurous restaurants.