| Aug 9, 2012
| 10:38 AM
There was a time, not long ago, when the idea of spending a night out in Rosemont would have been interpreted as penance.
You'd missed a flight, or you hadn't been able to get in at one of the branded steakhouses downtown, so you settled for its...
| Aug 12, 2012
| 1:20 PM
What do Chicago restaurants Spiaggia, Table Fifty-Two, Girl and the Goat and Topolobampo have in common? They all feature former “Top Chef” and “Top Chef Masters” contestants in their kitchens. And, not coincidentally, they’...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 2:52 PM
Most Chicago actors do not bring their own Bunsen burners to the rehearsal room. But then, Rick Bayless — the creator of the phenomenally popular Chicago restaurants Topolobampo and Frontera Grill and a chef who embraced celebrity long before it...
| Apr 21, 2012
Long before Rick Bayless, the Too Hot Tamales and even Diana Kennedy, there was another teacher and cookbook writer who introduced authentic Mexican food to a wider American audience. Though she is all but unknown today, at the turn of the 20th century...
| Mar 8, 2013
It is rare indeed to find such illustrious cultural names sharing a panel: Michelle Boone, Chicago's Commissioner of Cultural Affairs; Rick Bayless, the famous chef and one of Chicago's most important cultural entrepreneurs; Jeanne Gang, the hugely...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 2:32 PM
While Chicago's chi-chi foodies gather each autumn at Millennium Park for gourmet food, Chicago's crunchy foodies gather each spring at UIC forum for “good food.”
But eating is only part of the annual Good Food Festival (formerly called...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Chicagoist reports: Rick Bayless has signed on with Crown Imports, distributor of Corona and Negra Modelo, to create a craft beer with a Latin twist.
The decision hasn't come without backlash, however. Bayless has been criticized on Twitter for...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 12:27 PM
Let us take a moment to honor the creation called a margarita on February 22, its national holiday. You may use a mix. You may pop for the priciest tequila at the liquor store. Go ahead.
We're sticking with the pros for their tips on two of the three...
| Jan 22, 2013
Q: I found a recipe that called for Mexican Oregano is this different than the Italian Oregano that I have in my spice rack?
—Andrew Maselli, Chicago
A: Yes, the two are different plants and each oregano has its own "personality," according to...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 1:18 PM
The best parties in Chicago don’t all take place in the summer — just most of them.
But if you’re getting early stages of cabin fever and don’t feel like you can spend another weekend in your sweatpants, there is the...