| Mar 18, 2014
| 3:43 PM
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,...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 8:06 AM
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...
| Oct 16, 2013
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.
| May 28, 2012
| 8:41 AM
March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction of Chicago
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
323 E. Wacker Drive
The Purple Pig
500 N. Michigan Avenue
Heaven on Seven
600 N. Michigan Ave.,...
| Sep 20, 2012
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:...
| Jun 7, 2012
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...
| Jun 18, 2012
| 4:49 PM
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...
| Mar 10, 2013
| 12:53 PM
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...
| Feb 10, 2012
| 12:28 PM
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...
| Jan 28, 2012
| 11:58 AM
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...