| Nov 8, 2012
Time once again for my annual exercise in humiliation, as I try to predict the star recipients in the 2013 Michelin Chicago Guide, which hits bookstores Wednesday.
This is the third year that Michelin has published a Chicago guide, and if there's one...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 10:12 AM
One day in 2009 Anna Wintour – editrix of “Vogue” and the last word in all things fabulous – decided that the recession was unfashionable.
Not being a shrinking violet, she set about doing something about it. After ringing up...
| Aug 2, 2012
Graham Elliot is hot.
The much-decorated chef owns three Chicago restaurants and will be inducted into the Chicago Chefs Hall of Fame in two weeks. He shares screen time with Joe Bastianich and Gordon Ramsay judging "MasterChef" (just renewed for a...
| Feb 7, 2013
Given chef Curtis Duffy's curriculum vitae — his work at Alinea, the two Michelin stars awarded to Avenues restaurant on Duffy's watch — there really wasn't any question whether Grace, Duffy's first solo effort, would be good. Just how good....
| Dec 19, 2012
When it comes to adventures in dining and drinking, Chicago definitely delivered this year. Hot chefs expanded their empires with new restaurants. New words made their way into our nightlife vocabulary. And, of course, there were doughnuts. And pie. And...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 3:36 PM
A few things to wrap up before the ball comes down on 2012:
• The late Hartford artist Richard Welling drew buildings and cities; and visually chronicled the postwar changes in Hartford and, to some degree, New Haven and New York City. He died in...
| 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...
| Feb 16, 2011
| 4:34 PM
Anyway it's described, it's hard to make a grease boulder sound appealing, and when those balls of fat or grease get caught in the sanitary …...
| Mar 7, 2011
| 4:22 PM
The good: A vegan restaurant, drug store, street murals, a new park. The bad: Possibly more graffiti and earlier last calls?...
| Mar 18, 2011
| 4:22 PM
Finally, the abandoned lot at the corner of Milwaukee and Honore Avenues is being built up. What's going there?...
| Mar 22, 2011
| 1:15 PM
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...
| Apr 6, 2011
| 1:11 PM
Another day, another award for Stephanie Izard. At least she has company this time.
Izard, named Tuesday to Food & Wine’s annual Best New Chefs list, is among the 18 Chicago chefs, restaurateurs and beverage professionals dubbed “Rising...