| Dec 20, 2012
652 W. Randolph St. 312-234-9494
Rating: !!! 1/2 (out of 4) Heating up
Some chefs spend their careers working in the upper echelon of fine-dining restaurants, only to throw their hands up and open a burger joint. Curtis Duffy is not one of...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 2:11 PM
Charlie Trotter had most of the contents of his landmark, recently shuttered restaurant up for auction Wednesday, and by the end of the day, he still had most of the contents of his landmark, recently shuttered restaurant.
The mercurial chef ended the...
| Nov 22, 2012
Crossword: All the answers are gravy.
Find Charlie Trotter answers: Image is related at right.
Match game: 1. H; 2. E; 3. J; 4. L; 5. G; 6. B; 7. K; 8. D; 9. C;
10. I; 11. F; 12. A.
"Playmat" contributors: Phil Vettel, Kevin Pang, Shanna Novak,...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 12:00 PM
The Service Club of Chicago held its annual gala Nov. 2 at the Four Seasons with more than 400 black-tie clad attendees. Themed "With Gratitude," the evening featured a tribute to former gala chairs and began with a reception/silent auction that offered...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 12:25 PM
It was a strange feeling, emerging from a car at 816 W. Armitage Ave., knowing I would never do so again.
Charlie Trotter will serve his last meal Friday, the end of an illustrious 25-year run that has seen the chef and restaurant earn virtually every...
| Aug 29, 2012
Even on a typical night in Charlie Trotter’s dining room, if a single detail was off, there were consequences. To hear it from some of the cooks and wait staff who worked in his venerable Lincoln Park restaurant, any such misstep could set off...
| Jun 3, 2011
| 4:05 PM
It's fair to say that both Graham Elliot and his food are polarizing. The Chicago Tribune said Elliot had "another hit on his hands" after dining at his 6-month-old sandwich shop Grahamwich on opening day, while Time Out Chicago issued a scathing one-star...
| Jul 28, 2011
The concrete walls of the new M.B. Post (short for Manhattan Beach Post) are stenciled with giant faded postmarks beneath a barrel-vaulted ceiling. The design by Stephen Francis Jones of SF Jones Architects plays off the fact that from the '50s through...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 4:47 PM
Hedy Goldsmith of Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink in Miami has been nominated for Outstanding Pastry Chef in the prestigious 2012 James Beard Foundation awards, the nation’s most prestigious recognition program honoring professionals in the...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 4:37 PM
Fresh off the heels of an alumni honor from his high school, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is now set to receive the Distinguished Citizen Award …...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 4:34 PM
t hasn’t been a good year for veteran fine-dining restaurants, and the year isn’t even one-third complete yet. Le Titi de Paris, an haute-cuisine fixture …...
| May 8, 2012
| 4:34 PM
Matt Molina, the executive chef at Mozza and Pizzeria Mozza, was named the best chef in the Pacific region at the 2012 James Beard Foundation restaurant awards. Wolfgang Puck was awarded the lifetime achievement award....