| 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...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 6:28 AM
It may be time to take a new look at Luxbar (18 E. Bellvue Place, 312-642-3400); the Gold Coast restaurant just acquired some major talent by bringing in Michael McDonald as executive chef.
McDonald was last seen cooking (and extremely well) at one...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 11:58 AM
Charlie Trotter’s auction is being rebooted online.
In December the legendary chef cut short the live auction of his shuttered self-named Lincoln Park restaurant’s contents after only about a third of the 1,500-plus lots had gone up for bid....
| Feb 6, 2012
| 8:48 AM
Charlie Trotter has been named 2012 Humanitarian of the Year by the James Beard Foundation. The chef, who has announced plans to close his eponymous restaurant at the end of August, will be honored at the foundation's annual awards — the Oscars of...
| Sep 1, 2012
| 4:32 AM
A roundup of state and local news-review and weekly political chat shows. Descriptions provided by the broadcast outlets in most cases: Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review (WTTW-Ch. 11) Host Joel Weisman with Tom Corfman, Crain's Chicago Business;...
| 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....
| 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...
| Dec 11, 2011
| 7:16 PM
In January 2010, chef Curtis Duffy took a one-month sabbatical from Avenues to creatively recharge. He set a goal for himself: conceptualize one dish for every day that month (one he came up with was called “The Life Cycle of Fennel”). He...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 10:11 AM
2601 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-292-9463
This sleek, light-filled wine bar is known as much for its bites as it is for its vino. Pair your glass with selection of small plates such as olives or oysters, or go for something more substantial from their...
| Jan 1, 2012
| 6:57 PM
New Year's Eve is a time for drama, but chef Charlie Trotter outdid himself Sunday.
Shortly after midnight, in front of some 100 guests in his eponymous restaurant, Trotter dropped a bomb: At the end of August, after the acclaimed restaurant celebrates...