| Jul 2, 2015
| 1:00 PM
Thank goodness for Twitter-powered outrage. How else would we know just how horribly offensive the combination of peas and avocados is?
The apparently misguided pairing was exposed for all its perversity Wednesday, when The New York Times urged the world...
| Jul 1, 2015
| 2:42 PM
Susan Credle, Leo Burnett's outgoing U.S. chief creative officer, will have more influence over Chicago now that she's leaving for New York.
As the new global chief creative officer at Interpublic's FCB (Foote Cone & Belding), Credle will have oversight...
| Jun 29, 2015
| 3:25 PM
My standard advice for getting into a popular restaurant is, go on a holiday weekend, when most potential diners are distracted by other things.
Fourth of July weekend would seem a perfect time for this strategy. Independence Day is Saturday, creating a...
| Jun 26, 2015
| 1:54 PM
You could argue that Bryan Enyart, the former chef de cuisine at Frontera Grill and Topolobampo, never really left town. And yet, he's back.
Enyart and his wife, Jennifer Jones (pastry chef for Frontera and Topolo), have signed a lease on a Logan Square...
| Jun 21, 2015
| 10:00 PM
On some level, we all understand that food can trigger emotion, that certain tastes and aromas can exhilarate us, transport us, make us feel warm and nurtured. Dishes we group under "comfort food" aren't comforting in and of themselves, but in the way...
| Jun 16, 2015
| 1:17 PM
Get your appetites in gear: More than two dozen Chicago chefs, including Jimmy Bannos Jr., Jessica Oloroso, Jared Wentworth, Christine Cikowski and Joshua Kulp, have been added to the culinary lineup at the first annual Chicago Food + Wine Festival on...
| May 26, 2015
| 11:52 AM
It's time once again for my Summer Eating List. Patterned after the summer reading lists that haunted my school days, this list tells you the recently opened, soon-to-open and hoping-to-open restaurants to keep in mind for a summer of dining enrichment....
| May 29, 2015
| 2:25 PM
Chefs and authors will share their favorite recipes and stories on the Good Eating stage at this year's Printers Row Lit Fest, from debut cookbooks to those following a string of previous tomes. Ask the questions you've always harbored about wine pairings...
| Jun 11, 2015
| 4:00 AM
A few special events have been added to Chicago Gourmet, which runs Sept. 25-27 in Millennium Park, and tickets for two of them go on sale Thursday.
On top of that, some big-name chefs have been added to the cooking demonstrations on the main stage....
| Jun 3, 2015
| 6:03 AM
Some more details are trickling out about the inaugural Chicago Food + Wine Festival, which will take place August 29 and 30 in Grant Park.
The festival, presented by Food & Wine magazine and C3 Presents, is pulling in some big out-of-town names to join...
| May 22, 2015
Mix the passion chef Rick Bayless has for the cuisines of Mexico with his enthusiasm for serving it up at his many restaurants and on his TV series "Mexico: One Plate at a Time," and it's easy to see how that could never be contained in a handful of...