| Sep 15, 2014
| 9:36 AM
Chefs Adrienne Lo and Abraham Conlon of Fat Rice and Rick Bayless of Topolobampo are among the chefs to receive 2014 Trailblazing Chef Awards from Cooking Light magazine. The honorees were chosen by the magazine’s editors to honor innovative chefs...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 7:30 AM
What's the best city in the world for great food? Saveur magazine's experts say pack your bags for Hong Kong while readers prefer to eat their way through Paris.
The Saveur Culinary Travel Awards 2014 announced last week point to the best cities,...
| 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,''...
| 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'...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 5:00 PM
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...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Carlos Alferez, managing partner of Frontera Grill, acknowledges that he was apprehensive when Groupon approached him about testing a new deal the online discounter wanted to offer.
The James Beard Award-winning Mexican restaurant, founded by Chicago...
| Aug 31, 2014
If it's a cliche to say you will know a people by the food they eat, then that's a cliche I joyously embrace. When the Tribune posted me to Mexico as a foreign correspondent in 1994, I greedily ate my way to as deep an understanding of the country as I...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 10:00 PM
You've already waited in line for popcorn at Garrett. You've endured verbal abuse at The Wieners Circle. And you've devoured the Chicago classic that is the Italian beef sandwich (Al's #1 and Johnnie's being the best, depending on who you ask).