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  • Restaurant review: Next's 'Bistro'

    Restaurant review: Next's 'Bistro'
    Next restaurant, which morphs from one cuisine to another three times each year, has always promised, and always delivered, a culinary adventure. With "Bistro," the 13th menu in Next's glittering four-year career, it is the customer who chooses the...
  • Andres Padilla of Topolobampo

    Andres Padilla of Topolobampo
    If Rick Bayless is the face and spirit of Topolobampo, which last year celebrated its 25th anniversary, perhaps the backbone of the day-to-day operation is Andres Padilla, who has been Topolo's chef de cuisine for the last three years. You can still...
  • Rick Bayless' 'Mexico: One Plate at a Time' serves up 10th season on PBS

     Rick Bayless' 'Mexico: One Plate at a Time' serves up 10th season on PBS
    He has three renowned Mexican restaurants in Chicago, five Tortas Frontera outposts (including three at O'Hare International Airport) plus several Frontera Fresco eateries. He's written eight cookbooks, and his Frontera Foods company makes sauces,...
  • Closeness in the kitchen for Bannos family

    Closeness in the kitchen for Bannos family
    I couldn't believe that 6 o'clock on a Thursday night was a good time to connect with the father-and-son Bannos team, but I was assured that it was best for getting them in the same place. As I entered The Purple Pig, I started having my doubts about...
  • Big moments in theater in 2014

     Big moments in theater in 2014
    In 2014 ... Chicago's Jessie Mueller snagged the role of Carole King in "Beautiful" on Broadway. By June, she had a Tony Award and the Mueller family was on its way to becoming a national theater brand. Seth Meyers, first spotted doing a little show...
  • Well known Chicagoans name their holiday family classics

    Well known Chicagoans name their holiday family classics
    What makes a holiday film, play or TV show a classic? For many, it's because watching it brings back fond memories of holidays past. For some, it's because the film offers an important message for the season. And there are those who just like spending the...
  • Rick Bayless to cameo in Goodman Theatre-Second City collaboration

    Rick Bayless to cameo in Goodman Theatre-Second City collaboration
    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...
  • Which Chicago restaurants are worth the wait?

    Which Chicago restaurants are worth the wait?
    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...
  • White House head chef traces roots to Chicago, Philippines

     White House head chef traces roots to Chicago, Philippines
    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...
  • Corrections and clarifications for Nov. 29, 2014

    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,...
  • Fundraiser tonight to remember Charlie Trotter

    Fundraiser tonight to remember Charlie Trotter
    “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...