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  • Charlie Trotter dies at 54; put Chicago on foodies' radar

    Charlie Trotter dies at 54; put Chicago on foodies' radar
    Renowned Chicago chef Charlie Trotter, an inspirational and notoriously mercurial figure whose eponymous restaurant became an international destination and who pioneered a bold, distinctly American form of haute cuisine, has died. He was 54. Rescue...
  • Dining in 2013: Happy surprises, big losses

    Dining in 2013: Happy surprises, big losses
    The highs in Chicago dining this year put our city on top of the world, while the lows were unbearably sad. In between was news with a common thread: to put good food in front of Chicagoans. Here, now, our look back at the food year that was. Sad...
  • The Boka restaurateurs behind star chefs

    The Boka restaurateurs behind star chefs
    In 10 short years, Kevin Boehm and Rob Katz have gone from being fledgling restaurateurs to being the Chicago restaurateurs everyone wants to work for. It's not just that their restaurants are successful, though that's certainly the case. Boka...
  • Cookies & Carnitas, a restaurant TBD

    Cookies & Carnitas, a restaurant TBD
    The assessment you read here today of Edgewater's Cookies & Carnitas likely won't be relevant six months from now. By then, the skirt steak taco may have been replaced on the menu by lamb sweetbreads. Or its identity will have veered away from...
  • Medical examiner: Chef Charlie Trotter died of a stroke

    Medical examiner: Chef Charlie Trotter died of a stroke
    Celebrated chef Charlie Trotter died of a stroke earlier this month, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. Test results after an autopsy determined that Trotter "died of a cerebrovascular accident (a stroke) as a consequence of...
  • Margrit Mondavi pays a visit to downtown L.A.'s Rivera restaurant

    Margrit Mondavi pays a visit to downtown L.A.'s Rivera restaurant
    Margrit Biever Mondavi stopped in at downtown’s Rivera restaurant Monday night for a dinner promoting Robert Mondavi Winery, founded by her late husband. She was just back from a trip to do the same in Brazil and, after a brief trip back home to...
  • Autopsy set for Charlie Trotter; chef reportedly diagnosed with aneurysm

    An autopsy is scheduled today for famed Chicago chef Charlie Trotter, whose unexpected death at 54 on Tuesday shocked both the city and the food world. Trotter was considered by many to be a pioneer in both food and wine, having single-handedly made...
  • Charlie Trotter: Food world mourns shocking death

    The shocking death of famed Chicago chef Charlie Trotter brought out fond remembrances from the food world as news of the 54-year-old's passing spread nationwide. Trotter had recently closed his eponymous Chicago restaurant and had announced he...
  • Charlie Trotter's death: 'Masterchef's' Graham Elliot pens heartfelt remembrance of his mentor

     
    "Masterchef" judge, and renowned chef in his own right, Graham Elliot shared his personal memories of Charlie Trotter, the man whose kitchen he worked in for three years at the age of 21, in the wake of Trotter's shocking death at 54....
  • Cater2.me wants to feed you at work

    Cater2.me wants to feed you at work
    Lunch is serious business for Cater2.me, a corporate catering startup that has joined the fray of companies jostling to feed Chicago's office workers. The company, founded by two friends who met at the University of Pennsylvania, already operates in...
  • Belly up

    Belly up
    OK, Bill Kim, owner (with his wife, Yvonne Cadiz Kim) of Urban Belly, Belly Shack and now your latest, 6-week-old BellyQ: What's with all the bellies? "Life starts from the belly, from the mother's womb," says Kim. "Everything starts from there, so it's...
  • 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...