| Jan 6, 2012
| 1:05 PM
If you want to know why there’s not a “Real Housewives of Chicago,” Bravo TV exec Andy Cohen has the answer. Or not.
“That's a good question,” Cohen told RedEye in a recent phone interview. “We’ve done...
| Jul 24, 2011
The son of and grandson of butchers, Manny Valdes grew up watching his father lovingly prepare Cuban sandwiches at his inner-city bodegas.
"My grandfather and my dad were always the best cooks in the family," Valdes recalls. "They were big fishermen in...
| Aug 8, 2011
| 10:00 PM
I didn’t laugh harder during all of the last TV season than when, on “Parks and Recreation,” Tom Haverford (Aziz Ansari) developed his Haverfoods slang that, for example, dubs cakes “big-old cookies,” tortillas “bean...
| Aug 8, 2011
| 8:31 AM
There's still time to get tickets for Share Our Strengths's Taste of the Nation, the star-studded chef gala benefiting anti-hunger efforts nationwide, taking place 7-10 p.m. Wednesday at Navy Pier's Grand Ballroom.
Event chairs R.J. Melman and Mindy...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 2:52 PM
Most Chicago actors do not bring their own Bunsen burners to the rehearsal room. But then, Rick Bayless — the creator of the phenomenally popular Chicago restaurants Topolobampo and Frontera Grill and a chef who embraced celebrity long before it...
| Feb 17, 2012
| 12:21 PM
10 days. 200 restaurants. One city.
Chicago Restaurant Week is back and bigger than ever, with HUNDREDS of restaurants offering three-course lunches and dinners at a discounted rate ($22 for lunch, $33/$44 for dinner). This gives thousands of diners...
| Feb 16, 2012
Back for a fifth year, Chicago Restaurant Week kicks off Friday with 10 straight days of discounted dining, lunch and dinner, at some of Chicago's best restaurants.
Launched in 2008 with 35 pioneering participants, Chicago Restaurant Week, produced by...
| Jan 30, 2012
| 8:37 AM
Food stories this week from the Chicago Tribune Good Eating and Dining staffs:
*** Chris Borrelli profiles Davide Nanni, the restaurant designer/repo man behind Ruxbin and the forthcoming Ombra. [LINK]
*** Restaurant critic Phil Vettel recommends...
| Jul 11, 2008
Gary Deutsch wanted to live in a neighborhood with the cosmopolitan flair and pulsating pace that his digs in San Diego lacked. He found that in River North, a once-derelict district being transformed by new development into one of the city's most vibrant...