| Dec 30, 2014
| 2:38 PM
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...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 9:34 AM
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...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 11:41 AM
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...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 12:58 PM
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...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 4:00 PM
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,...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 2:06 PM
Rick Bayless, Graham Elliot, Thomas Lents and Matthias Merges will be part of a star-studded chef lineup creating a Charlie Trotter tribute dinner as part of Bon Appetit Presents Chicago Gourmet in September.
The dinner, which will take place Sept. 27...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Tribute for Trotter: A star-studded group of chefs will cook at the Charlie Trotter Tribute Dinner at Chicago Gourmet this fall, reports Phil Vettel. Among chefs and sommeliers taking part: Rick Bayless, Graham Elliot, Matthias Merges, Thomas Lents,...
| 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,''...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 3:00 AM
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...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 9:28 AM
As of this month, I have been the Tribune's restaurant critic for 25 years. A quarter-century.
When I filed my first Tribune review, the best restaurant in the area was Le Francais, although a 2-year-old restaurant called Charlie Trotter's was gathering...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 9:46 AM
“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...