| Sep 9, 2014
| 8:39 AM
Chef Charlie Trotter will be honored on the one-year anniversary of his death with an Emeril Lagasse-hosted fundraiser to benefit the education foundation established in Trotter’s name.
“A Toast to Charlie Trotter” is scheduled for...
| 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...
| 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,...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 3:00 PM
Am I the only person in the world who has felt a passionate rush from a perfect mouthful of food? I didn't think so. Because for me, and maybe you, the line between food and sex is blurred beyond recognition.
Let's start at the beginning — my...
| 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...
| 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).
| Apr 29, 2014
| 12:06 PM
The first thing Jared Rouben does when we meet is suggest we talk over a lunch of charcoal-grilled chicken, refried beans and arroz amarillo. We're here to chat beer—specifically, his coming-soon Pilsen brewery, Moody Tongue—but food is...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 2:08 PM
Chicago O’Hare International Airport on Friday unveiled its new $26 million remodeling of international Terminal 5, complete with 24 new upscale retail shops and restaurants, some of which are Chicago originals.
Airport officials conceded...
| 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...