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  • Charlie Trotter pulls the plug on restaurant auction

    Charlie Trotter pulls the plug on restaurant auction
    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...
  • Service Club celebrates

    Service Club celebrates
    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...
  • Charlie Trotter's auction goes online

    Charlie Trotter's auction goes online
    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....
  • E-books bring our best to you

    E-books bring our best to you
    As a Digital Plus member, you have full access to one of the Chicago Tribune's newest ventures: E-books. Partnering with Agate Publishing of Evanston, the Tribune has produced more than 15 e-books showcasing some of our finest journalism, including...
  • Two Michelin-star chef Jason McLeod, formerly of Ria, surfaces in San Diego

    Two Michelin-star chef Jason McLeod, formerly of Ria, surfaces in San Diego
    The timing was strange. After chef Jason McLeod won two Michelin stars at Ria last November, shocking the Chicago dining scene but mostly himself, McLeod unexpectedly left the restaurant three months later. The Elysian Hotel’s press release noted...
  • Charlie Trotter's garden part of walk tradition

    There are lots of garden walks in the city and burbs, but very few offer garden visitors corn soup with Manila clams and a peek at the back-of-the-restaurant herb garden of a place like       Charlie Trotter’s. But during last weekend’s 43rd...
  • Chicago chefs nominees aplenty at James Beard 2011

    Chicago chefs nominees aplenty at James Beard 2011
    Mindy Segal and Bruce Sherman are hoping five’s a charm. Rich Melman is hoping it’s seven. All three have been nominated — again — for James Beard Foundation Awards, which annually recognize the best chefs, restaurants and...
  • The food world on a map

    The food world on a map
    It’s a long way from Heston Blumenthal’s The Fat Duck outside London, to Thomas Keller’s French Laundry in Yountville, Calif., at least in miles, even via plane. But it’s not far at all if you travel conceptually, via lines of food...
  • Le Titi de Paris to close in June

    Le Titi de Paris to close in June
    It 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 in the northwest suburbs for nearly 40 years, will close in mid-June, joining such 2012...
  • From Avenues to Grace: Curtis Duffy's new West Loop restaurant is "all about grace"

    From Avenues to Grace: Curtis Duffy's new West Loop restaurant is "all about grace"
    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...
  • Chicago's top chefs hold garage sale, bake-sale benefit

    Garage sales with mismatched glassware and old power tools are pretty common. The garage sale scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Michelin-starred NAHA restaurant will be anything but common. Dubbed the Culinary Garage Sale & Bake Sale, bargain...
  • Ten @ 10: Random thoughts for 2012

    Ten @ 10: Random thoughts for 2012
    The tinsel and colored lights are coming down, the wreaths are brown around the edges and January’s ho-hums are replacing December’s ho-ho-hos. Don’t despair too much. The gray glum kicking off 2012 is a good time to ponder all sorts...