| May 20, 2014
| 7:27 AM
The James Beard Foundation Awards, considered the Oscars of the American restaurant scene, is moving its 25th anniversary ceremony to Chicago in 2015. It will be held at the Civic Opera House May 4 and would be the first time the ceremony is hosted...
| May 20, 2014
| 12:04 PM
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.
| May 30, 2014
| 3:56 AM
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.
| 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...
| Jun 1, 2014
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.
| Apr 29, 2014
| 12:06 PM
The first thing Jared Rouben does when we meet is suggest we talk over a lunch of charcoal-grilled chicken, refried beans and arroz amarillo. We're here to chat beer—specifically, his coming-soon Pilsen brewery, Moody Tongue—but food is...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 3:24 PM
Let's start with the obvious: This has been a harsh, crummy winter, and at times just about everyone has preferred to stay indoors rather than to deal with extreme cold, snow and dicey walking or driving conditions.
So it stands to follow that Netflix,...
| Feb 18, 2014
Q: I buy expensive gin but cheap commercial tonic water. What are the other choices? I've seen some high-end bottled quinine waters but have not tried them. Are they any good? Can I make my own?
—Curtis Tuckey, Chicago
A: "Adding crummy tonic to...
| Feb 27, 2014
'There's a saying," says chef extraordinaire Rick Bayless, "that every Mexican recipe begins, 'First you brown the onions and garlic.'"
Well, in the themed menu being featured (along with the regular menu) at Topolobampo, that isn't happening. The menu,...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 8:27 AM
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....
| Mar 31, 2014
| 8:00 PM
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