| Oct 1, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Young diners at Rick Bayless' authentic Mexican fave have their own menu with options such as tortilla soup ($4), chicken enchiladas ($7) and jicama slices with lime ($2). If all of that is too exotic, the griddle-baked cheese quesadillas...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 2:17 PM
Chicago chef Rick Bayless has teamed with the makers of Negra Modelo, a lager from Mexico, for a culinary road tour. One stop is a sold out Oct. 17 class at the Publix Aprons Cooking School in The Marketplace at Dr. Phillips in Orlando.
| Sep 29, 2014
| 2:02 PM
Dean Schmiedt, a 64-year-old pharmaceutical consultant from Fort Ripley, Minn., was all set to fly to Chicago Friday with his psychologist wife, Karleen, for their third straight Chicago Gourmet when they arrived at Minneapolis-St. Paul International...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 10:22 AM
A few bits of business in today's food roundup:
- Marty Fosse, who is to the 5200 block of North Clark Street what Rick Bayless is to the 400 block of North Clark Street, is opening his fourth Andersonville restaurant in October. It’ll be called...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 1:48 PM
"Try one," said Bruno Massuger as he presented a lobster crostini appetizer to a guest at a preview in August for the upcoming Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival.
The canape, spooned with lobster, chopped mango and onions, was a temptation too strong to...
| 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,''...
| 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,...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 11:32 AM
After spending an hour and half on my knees, sorting through stacks of cookbooks, looking for a recipe I knew must be somewhere, in some book--if I could only remember the name -- I was beside myself. I opened boxes. I tramped out to the garage to peruse...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 8:49 PM
Chicago, you likely have figured out by now, has more than its expected share of theaters and cutting-edge restaurants.
This week at the Goodman Theatre, you can see a relatively rare collaboration between the two dominant local cultural industries....
| Aug 11, 2014
| 7:08 AM
It's Mexican dining week at the Chicago Tribune, in which we venture beyond the obvious standbys to sample four newish, interesting, off-the-beaten path Mexican restaurants. We kick off with Shaman in West Town, owned by the same group that runs Lakeview'...