| Jan 27, 2012
| 1:13 PM
2853 N. Kedzie Ave. 773-904-8558
Rating: !! and a half (out of 4) Take it or leave it
The scene: Matthias Merges spent years in the kitchen at Charlie Trotter’s in Lincoln Park. Now you’ll find him on Kedzie Avenue, a couple blocks...
| Jan 27, 2012
| 3:12 PM
553 W. Diversey Pkwy 773-234-2320
Rating: !!! (out of four) Off to a good start
The story: This Lincoln Park breakfast and lunch cafe from Gregory Ellis and Steven Fladung, who grew up and worked at Charlie Trotter’s together, is a boon...
| Feb 6, 2012
5:30 - 9 a.m. Jonathon Brandmeier
7:08 a.m. The experts of the Collison Centers of America joins Johnny B to help you with your car problems.
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Mike McConnell
11:35 a.m. Mike McConnell finds out exactly what you need to know...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 2:31 PM
1433 W. Montrose Ave. 773-281-2888
Rating: !!! (out of 4) Off to a good start
The scene: In a chain-filled strip mall on the corner of Montrose and Clark in Ravenswood, Real Kitchen is a breath of gourmet-tinged fresh air. A handful of...
| Feb 7, 2012
5 - 6 a.m. The Satursday Morning Show with Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong
5:05 a.m. The machine has 45,000 parts, weighs 25 tons and harvests 100 acres of cotton in a day. You will learn how much this cotton picking technology costs when Orion...
| 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...
| Sep 8, 2011
| 5:52 PM
Perhaps the only downside to the restaurant-critic gig is the inability to be a “regular” at any one restaurant (we restaurant critics try to maintain our perspective and our anonymity), but one of the fascinating upsides is the opportunity to...
| 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...
| 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...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 9:12 AM
Chances are that if you tell someone you'll meet them at the corner of Mike Ditka Way or Hugh Hefner Way, you're bound to get some puzzled looks. But those streets do actually exist in Chicago--Da Coach's street is at 100 E. Chestnut St., and Hef's is...