| Dec 4, 2014
| 11:41 AM
There will be a local celebrity cameo every night when Second City’s “Twist your Dickens, or Scrooge You!” – an interactive parody of “A Christmas Carol” -- kicks off its run Friday in Goodman Theatre’s Owen...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 3:00 AM
When Hot Doug's closed its doors in October, Chicago lost its greatest argument for waiting in line for food. The hysteria of its final month caused freethinking people to stand 12 hours for a hot dog. Now that Doug's is but a wiener figment in our...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 12:58 PM
Cris Comerford arrived in Chicago in the 1980s as a virtual unknown, worked hard and ultimately landed a big job in the nation's capital.
Just like her boss — Barack Obama.
Comerford, a 52-year-old native of the Philippines, has served for...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 4:00 PM
In Thursday's Dining section, the answers to the "Chef scramble" feature were in the wrong order. Here is the correct sequence: 1. Graham Elliot, 2. Tony Mantuano, 3. Grant Achatz, 4. Stephanie Izard, 5. Charlie Trotter, 6. Beverly Kim, 7. Rick Bayless,...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 9:28 AM
As of this month, I have been the Tribune's restaurant critic for 25 years. A quarter-century.
When I filed my first Tribune review, the best restaurant in the area was Le Francais, although a 2-year-old restaurant called Charlie Trotter's was gathering...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 9:46 AM
“A Toast to Charlie Trotter” is scheduled for tonight at Venue One in Chicago to honor the one-year anniversary of the famed chef's death, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Trotter was found unconscious and not breathing in his Lincoln Park...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 4:01 PM
On Thursday, October 9, acclaimed chef Rick Bayless will share with Blue Sky Innovation how he has stayed true to his vision as he has built a restaurant, food and media empire. Bayless joins the Chicago Tribune’s Colin McMahon at the National...
| Oct 9, 2014
Florida ranks among the Top 12 states for fresh seafood production, according to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Commercial fishers in the Sunshine State catch more than 84 percent of the nation's supply of grouper, pompano,...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 8:47 AM
Arami (1829 W. Chicago Ave., 312-243-1535) is hosting an East Meets South of the Border street food pop-up dinner ($75) on Sunday. The event’s menu features collaborative dishes crafted by chefs Rick Bayless and Lisa Despres (Frontera Grill/...
| 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.