| Jul 24, 2014
| 7:38 AM
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...
| 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...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 5:00 PM
"Cascabel," the interactive dinner-theater show that displays the acting, dancing and, yes, cooking talents of Rick Bayless, has returned to Chicago. And if you missed the original production in spring 2012 — and even if you didn't — this...
| 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,''...
| 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....
| May 7, 2014
| 8:14 AM
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.
| 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,...
| 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
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.