| 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...
| 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...
| 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 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...
| Jul 24, 2014
| 7:38 AM
Rick Bayless will square off against three other top chefs in a friendly battle of Mexican food and drink at Mod Mex & Mod Mix, a two-day event taking place Sept. 13 and 14 at Kendall College (900 N. North Branch St.).
Tickets for the events ($95 on...
| 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/...
| 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...
| 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,''...
| 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...