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  • Thinks best creations come from being 'in play mode'

    Thinks best creations come from being 'in play mode'
    Patrick Fahy Executive pastry chef, Trump International Hotel and Tower 401 N. Wabash Ave. Patrick Fahy, 34, was born in Rogers Park into a family of five. Mom's specialties were meatloaf and corn chowder with bacon, dad's was French omelets. He...
  • Road food, next exit

    Road food, next exit
    Drive far enough for your radio presets to go fuzzy, where newspaper boxes and area codes look unfamiliar, and your car ride can now be deemed a road trip. An hour from downtown Chicago is that placid slice of northern Indiana and southwestern...
  • 2012 bar and restaurant review: Highs, lows and delicious trends

    2012 bar and restaurant review: Highs, lows and delicious trends
    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...
  • Flats are having a moment

    Flats are having a moment
    When Sarah Jessica Parker announced a couple of months ago that she had ditched Manolos for more sensible shoes, fashionistas everywhere died a little. After all, Parker shot to super-stardom based off her fashion-obsessed “Sex and the City”...
  • Lemons, twisted

    Lemons, twisted
    When life hands you lemons, make lemonade, or so the adage goes. The clever tippler knows to take that pragmatic advice one step further: Give those lemons a twist — be it a clever garnish, an unexpected flavor pairing or, even, a bright shot of...
  • Let's break out the old crystal ball

     Let's break out the old crystal ball
    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...
  • Wicker Park & Bucktown notables and staff favorites

    Wicker Park & Bucktown notables and staff favorites
    Trenchermen 2039 W. North Ave. 773-661-1540 Chefs (and brothers) Mike and Patrick Sheerin left their posts at acclaimed restaurants -- Blackbird and The Signature Room, respectively—to jam out together cooking seasonal, globally influenced...
  • James Beard awards includes one Florida chef nominee

     
    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...
  • Citizen Kahan

    Citizen Kahan
    Paul Kahan is the opposite of an enigma. He is easily explained. He is pleased by simple pleasures. He defines his life by four pillars: chef, record-store geek, husband, law-abiding citizen. Everything else is noise. In judgment, he renders halfway...
  • Restaurant review: The Strand House in Manhattan Beach

    Restaurant review: The Strand House in Manhattan Beach
    The Strand House in Manhattan Beach commands an enviable position at the edge of the ocean-side town overlooking the pier. No accident, since owner Michael Zislis is already a big presence here with his Shade Hotel and a number of casual restaurants,...
  • James Beard Foundation announces award finalists: L.A. chefs on the short list

     
    The James Beard Foundation has winnowed a long list of semi-finalists for its 2011 awards and Monday announced the finalists, including Los Angeles chefs Suzanne Goin of Lucques for outstanding chef and Dahlia Narvaez of Osteria Mozza for outstanding...
  • Top chefs put on charity dinner at Takashi

     
    Cool story about local chefs gathering at a Bucktown restaurant to help raise money for victims of the Japanese earthquake. Here's the Tribune story: Just once, too many cooks in the kitchen was a good idea. By one count Monday night, a dozen chefs...