| Apr 8, 2014
| 3:24 PM
Celebrity chef and Chicago restaurateur Graham Elliot is so grateful for the surgery that allowed him to drop 150 pounds in less than a year, he’s agreed to let his surgeon cook him dinner.
“I think that’s awesome,” Elliot said...
| Feb 27, 2014
If Topolobampo's "Mexico City 1491" menu intrigues you, but you're not ready to commit to a full evening of pre-Spanish Mexican dining, there's good news.
Along with the themed menu, which runs through March 29, Topolobampo has unveiled a new regular...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 9:33 AM
The 10th Good Food Festival & Conference rolls back into town next week for three days of food, fun and (for some) finance.
The first two days of the festival, held Thursday through March 15 at the UIC Forum (725 W. Roosevelt Road), are about connecting...
| Mar 14, 2014
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 17, 2013
| 9:20 AM
On Thursday, Lookingglass Theatre and chef Rick Bayless announced, as expected, that the popular 'Rick Bayless in Cascabel: Dinner - Daring - Desire' will return in July for a month-long engagement at the Goodman's Owen Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn. The...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 4:33 PM
Restaurateur Rick Bayless, winner of TV's "Top Chef Masters" and star of the show "One Plate at a Time," has opened the second branch of his Red O Restaurant in a large new building in Fashion Island.
The décor is dazzling, and as you enter, the din...
| Oct 25, 2013
Mini-review: Sala Bua
2002 S. Wentworth Ave. 312-808-1770
Rating: !! 1/2 (out of four) Take it or leave it
For a long time, Mexican food in America was mostly a Tex-Mex hybrid featuring hefty doses of monterey jack and sour cream on deep-fried flour...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 9:59 AM
It seems chef Rick Bayless has been by bitten the acting bug. In addition to next summer's remount of Lookingglass Theatre Company's "Cascabel," a dining-entertainment fusion show being presented at the Goodman Theatre, Bayless will be trying his hand...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 8:43 AM
Dining with a difference: Gourmet waffle restaurant Bruxie will celebrate its third anniversary with a charity fundraiser Friday; 10% of proceeds will benefit the Independence Fund, which provides all-terrain wheelchairs to injured veterans. Area...
| Aug 30, 2013
Flavors for a fast fiesta
You'd make Mexico's savory moles more often if you didn't have to assemble so many ingredients. Now chef Rick Bayless offers an assist with two mole simmer sauces (Mexico City Peanut Mole with roasted tomato and chipotle; Oaxacan...
| Sep 26, 2013
From the crowing roosters to the pigs in the pen, Spence Farm at first glance might be mistaken as just another farm camp for city slickers. Barns, tents, chore schedules, grills, cots and coolers are ready for campers to spend two days in the country,...