| Nov 7, 2013
Lots of words are being tossed around to describe Charlie Trotter, the noted chef and restaurateur who died Tuesday, too young and too soon at 54. Mercurial, temperamental, maverick, genius, autocratic, arrogant, brilliant, thin-skinned, tyrannical,...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 10:43 AM
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...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 11:15 AM
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...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 1:40 PM
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...
| Sep 13, 2013
1729 N. Halsted St. 312-337-6070
With Steppenwolf and The Royal George Theatre just down the street, this dining room makes a stunning setting for a pre-theater dinner or date. Former Charlie Trotter's chef Giuseppe Tentori changes the contemporary...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 4:56 AM
Representatives of Chicago's After School Matters program retrieved students' artwork and personal belongings from the former Charlie Trotter's restaurant space Friday afternoon, the day after the chef ejected and locked out the students, who had been...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 12:18 PM
Owner Patrick Concannon says the idea for his latest restaurant, Mama Maria's Taco and Tequila Bar, is "sports bar meets cantina meets Orland Park."
Mama Maria's opened earlier this summer at 16117 S. LaGrange Road right next to Concannon's Ottimo...
| Jan 3, 2013
A roundup of restaurants reviewed in 2012 by critic Phil Vettel.
Acadia ✭✭✭ 1639 S. Wabash Ave., 312-360-9500. Ryan McCaskey's gamble to place a luxury restaurant in the South Loop is, so far, paying off. People are crowding into...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 10:05 PM
At last, after great deliberation and much wringing of hands, David Manilow made a decision.
White smoke rose from a pipe outside the window of his Lincoln Park office. He adjusted the zipper on his navy blue garment, splayed his hands on a conference...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 8:38 AM
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...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 11:58 AM
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....
| Jun 6, 2013
Michael Rotondo spent eight years at Charlie Trotter's, three of them as chef de cuisine, and was executive chef during the restaurant's final year, making him a pivotal figure during the eight-month victory lap between Trotter's announced closing and the...