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  • 2014 James Beard Award nominations announced

    2014 James Beard Award nominations announced
    The 2014 James Beard Foundation Award nominees were revealed Tuesday morning at The Publican, and perhaps the pithiest way to sum up Chicago’s representation this year: No surprises. The major categories brought back familiar names: Spiaggia,...
  • 2014 James Beard Award semifinalists announced

    2014 James Beard Award semifinalists announced
    The James Beard Foundation announced its semifinalists Wednesday for the 2014 Chef and Restaurant Awards. To be clear, the actual nominees will be announced March 18 in Chicago, but this long list will give you a good idea of who may be feted May 5 in New...
  • Cooking challenge recipes

    Cooking challenge recipes
    1. Mustard tagliatelle with rotisserie chicken Jimmy Bannos Jr., chef/partner at The Purple Pig restaurant in Chicago reached into the pantry for flour, then turned the eggs into a homemade pasta dough enriched with the mustard and mayonnaise. 1. Make...
  • November 15: Lunchbreak - Barbecue Shrimp on Cornbread Squares

    November 15: Lunchbreak - Barbecue Shrimp on Cornbread Squares
    March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction of Chicago November 17 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Swissotel 323 E. Wacker Drive Chicago www.marchofdimes.com/illinois The Purple Pig 500 N. Michigan Avenue Chicago (312) 464-1744 Heaven on Seven 600 N. Michigan Ave.,...
  • Go on, take a bite

     Go on, take a bite
    The fifth annual Chicago Gourmet (full name: Bon Appetit Presents Chicago Gourmet) will take place Sept. 29 and 30 in Millennium Park. Hundreds of Chicagoans and visitors will be there; here are five reasons to be one of them. It's worth the splurge:...
  • Hole Foods

    Hole Foods
    Cupcakes are cool. But doughnuts are hot. A handful of new and relatively new shops are producing the kind of high-quality, limited-quantity, chef-driven doughnuts that truly can be called artisanal products. Much as cupcake specialists revolutionized...
  • Kid Rock performs at Underground Wonder Bar, Vince Vaughn plays WhirlyBall, First Lady dines at Cafe Spiaggia

    Kid Rock performs at Underground Wonder Bar, Vince Vaughn plays WhirlyBall, First Lady dines at Cafe Spiaggia
    Is there anyone in Chicago having more fun this summer than Chris Chelios? The former Blackhawk was standing alongside Eddie Vedder last month when the Pearl Jam singer gave an impromptu performance at Stanley’s Kitchen & Tap in Lincoln Park and...
  • Interview: Imagine Dragons singer savors flight on the wings of success

    Interview: Imagine Dragons singer savors flight on the wings of success
    Midway through my conversation with Imagine Dragons lead singer Dan Reynolds and his wife, Aja Volkman, in Nellcote's private dining area last week, Volkman — whose band, Nico Vega, opened for Imagine Dragons earlier that night at the House of Blues...
  • Roundup: Week's highlights from local food blogs

    Roundup: Week's highlights from local food blogs
    Among the highlights: a photo tour of Publican Quality Meats and a Google map of Chicago Restaurant Week locations. - Chicago Reader reports: Mike Sula reviews Goosefoot, the new set-menu spot on Lawrence Avenue from the former chef at Les Nomades. His...
  • Giuseppe Tentori, Next among winners at 2012 Jean Banchet Award

    Giuseppe Tentori, Next among winners at 2012 Jean Banchet Award
    The Jean Banchet Awards, the local Emmy's of the restaurant world, were announced in a lavish ceremony hosted by Steve Dolinsky and Alpana Singh at the Fairmont Hotel Friday night. The awards were part of the 15th annual Grand Chefs Gala. Chef Jimmy...