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Mindy Segal

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  • Phil Vettel recommends: New Year's Day brunch

    Phil Vettel recommends: New Year's Day brunch
    I admit to an irrational fondness for New Year's Day pajama brunches. The idea of showing up for brunch in one's pjs has a certain quirky charm, and when the entire dining room, including staffers, is doing the same — let's just say that one year at...
  • Charlie Trotter: Remembering Chicago's fine-dining godfather

    Charlie Trotter: Remembering Chicago's fine-dining godfather
    I was 6 years old when Charlie Trotter opened his restaurant. While I was chomping on PBJ school lunches in 1987, he was creating elaborate multi-course meals that would earn countless awards and put Chicago on the map as a fine-dining destination....
  • Charlie Trotter service: Trotter alumni pay homage to celebrated chef

    Charlie Trotter service: Trotter alumni pay homage to celebrated chef
    Leave it to Charlie Trotter to inspire mourners to think more about the second word of “memorial service” than the first. The much-celebrated chef, who died last Tuesday at age 54 from as-yet-to-be-determined causes, certainly was...
  • Phil Rosenthal on Chicago's reaction to Jon Stewart

    Phil Rosenthal on Chicago's reaction to Jon Stewart
    We're supposed to be husky, brawling, big-shouldered. Not whiny, defensive, thin-skinned. What diminishes Chicago's image, its standing, its brand is not a TV comedian's critique of local cuisine, experts concluding a tall building is no longer the...
  • Charlie Trotter, Chicago's revolutionary chef, helped push others to great success

    Charlie Trotter, Chicago's revolutionary chef, helped push others to great success
    Before there was “Top Chef,” “MasterChef” or “Iron Chef,” before chefs were multimedia celebrities who could monetize their volcanic personalities, before “farm-to-table” and “American cuisine”...
  • Matt Molina, Wolfgang Puck win James Beard awards

     
    Matt Molina, the executive chef at Mozza and Pizzeria Mozza, was named the best chef in the Pacific region at the 2012 James Beard Foundation restaurant awards. Wolfgang Puck was awarded the lifetime achievement award....
  • Charlie Trotter preaches excellence to the extreme

    Charlie Trotter preaches excellence to the extreme
    Graham Elliot was an aspiring young cook in the late '90s carrying steaks to a party of 20 in the Charlie Trotter's Studio Kitchen when the restaurant's brilliant, mercurial owner stopped him in the hallway and grabbed one of the pieces of meat. "He...
  • Charlie Trotter's pressure cooker

    Charlie Trotter's pressure cooker
    Everyone knows Charlie Trotter as the chef of Charlie Trotter's. It's his name, his restaurant, and he's the boss. But that title “chef” has many meanings, and Trotter has embodied just about all of them during his 25 years at Charlie Trotter'...
  • Charlie Trotter gets ready to hang it up

    Charlie Trotter gets ready to hang it up
    Charlie Trotter says he first thought of closing his namesake restaurant after his plane sat on the tarmac at LaGuardia Airport on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001. “I realized really how fragile the world is,” he reflects. “I love what I...
  • Summer eating list

    Summer eating list
    I don't know if teachers still do this, but at the end of each school year, I was handed a summer reading list, a sheet of required and optional books that would prepare students for the coming school year. (I still owe a measure of revenge to the teacher...
  • Wicker Park & Bucktown's best spots for craft cocktails and more

    Wicker Park & Bucktown's best spots for craft cocktails and more
    DESSERT Hot Chocolate 1747 N. Damen Ave. 773-489-1747 It’s true that this restaurant serves one of the best burgers in town, but the name should be your hint to save room for the sweets. James Beard Foundation award-winning pastry chef Mindy Segal...
  • Red Door, XRT team up for Lobster Bash

    Red Door, XRT team up for Lobster Bash
    In celebration of 93XRT's 40th anniversary, Chef Troy Graves of Red Door and XRT's Lin Brehmer will host the Lobster Bash on July 31. Red Door, 2118 N. Damen Ave. in Bucktown, will host the event--from 6:30 to 10  p.m.--which will feature a group of...