| Oct 9, 2014
Florida ranks among the Top 12 states for fresh seafood production, according to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Commercial fishers in the Sunshine State catch more than 84 percent of the nation's supply of grouper, pompano,...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 8:47 AM
Arami (1829 W. Chicago Ave., 312-243-1535) is hosting an East Meets South of the Border street food pop-up dinner ($75) on Sunday. The event’s menu features collaborative dishes crafted by chefs Rick Bayless and Lisa Despres (Frontera Grill/...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 10:00 PM
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 1, 2014
| 2:17 PM
Chicago chef Rick Bayless has teamed with the makers of Negra Modelo, a lager from Mexico, for a culinary road tour. One stop is a sold out Oct. 17 class at the Publix Aprons Cooking School in The Marketplace at Dr. Phillips in Orlando.
| Sep 29, 2014
| 2:02 PM
Dean Schmiedt, a 64-year-old pharmaceutical consultant from Fort Ripley, Minn., was all set to fly to Chicago Friday with his psychologist wife, Karleen, for their third straight Chicago Gourmet when they arrived at Minneapolis-St. Paul International...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 10:22 AM
A few bits of business in today's food roundup:
- Marty Fosse, who is to the 5200 block of North Clark Street what Rick Bayless is to the 400 block of North Clark Street, is opening his fourth Andersonville restaurant in October. It’ll be called...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 1:48 PM
"Try one," said Bruno Massuger as he presented a lobster crostini appetizer to a guest at a preview in August for the upcoming Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival.
The canape, spooned with lobster, chopped mango and onions, was a temptation too strong to...
| 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...
| 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
Celebrating more than 30 years of educating emerging artists, the Chicago Academy for the Arts presented "A Taste for the Arts" at Millennium Park on May 13. About 900 guests enjoyed a pre-program at the Harris Theater that showcased the talents of...