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  • REVIEW: 'Cascabel' by Lookingglass Theatre Co. ★★★½

    REVIEW: 'Cascabel' by Lookingglass Theatre Co. ★★★½
    Staring at Rick Bayless chopping greens — and, let's face it, most of the ticket buyers at “Cascabel” are paying the big bucks to stare at the famous Chicago chef en personne and eat his delicious Mexican-inspired vittles — it...
  • Xoco Wicker Park opens Aug. 12

    Xoco Wicker Park opens Aug. 12
    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...
  • Obama reveals first family's favorite snacks

    Obama reveals first family's favorite snacks
    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,''...
  • Charlie Trotter tribute dinner tickets on sale at 10 a.m.

    Charlie Trotter tribute dinner tickets on sale at 10 a.m.
    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,...
  • Tickets for special Rick Bayless dinners on sale at 10 a.m. today

    Tickets for special Rick Bayless dinners on sale at 10 a.m. today
    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...
  • Mexique's Carlos Gaytan on life after 'Top Chef'

    Mexique's Carlos Gaytan on life after 'Top Chef'
    A miracle is a coincidence you know can't be a coincidence. How else could Carlos Gaytan explain what happened 17 months ago — with his West Town restaurant Mexique spiraling into debt, he and his wife, Iliamar, decided it could no longer go on....
  • Moody Tongue beers to debut at beer-focused restaurants

    Moody Tongue beers to debut at beer-focused restaurants
    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. Brewery...
  • James Beard restaurant awards will move to Chicago next year

    The James Beard Foundation has been intimately associated with New York City. After all, that was the city Beard himself called home, and in fact, it was the effort to save his old brownstone that led to the organization’s formation in 1986. But...
  • Chicago's fundraising for Beard Foundation Awards gets first $800,000

    Chicago's fundraising for Beard Foundation Awards gets first $800,000
    Chicago tourism officials have committed to raise nearly $2 million in sponsorships for the James Beard Foundation Awards, a pledge that helped lure the event, considered the Oscars of American dining, from New York to Chicago in 2015. In an...
  • James Beard Awards: Chicago tourism officials commit to raising $2M

     James Beard Awards: Chicago tourism officials commit to raising $2M
    Chicago tourism officials have committed to raise nearly $2 million in sponsorships for the James Beard Foundation Awards, a pledge that helped lure the event, considered the Oscars of American dining, to Chicago in 2015 from New York. In an...
  • Dining briefs: Jackie Shen reemerges, tough times for oysters, today's dumb food

    Dining briefs: Jackie Shen reemerges, tough times for oysters, today's dumb food
    SHEN REEMERGES: Longtime Chicago chef Jackie Shen has reemerged in New Buffalo, Mich., as owner of a new restaurant. Harbor Country News reports that Shen, who previously headed kitchens at Red Light, City Tavern and Chicago Cut Steak House, opened the...