| Sep 21, 2011
| 1:55 PM
What list of the top 50 restaurants “fit for foodies,” puts San Francisco in first place, Chicago in second with Boston, Seattle and New York (yes, New York) jockeying for third? The Diners’ Choice Awards, brought to you by the 10...
| Oct 4, 2011
| 1:36 PM
Chef Stephanie Izard hitches a ride on the Lillie's Q food truck for two book signings and tasting parties Thursday.
She’s promoting her cookbook "Girl in the Kitchen: How a Top Chef Cooks, Thinks, Shops, Eats and Drinks," which launches Wednesday,...
| Oct 6, 2011
| 2:16 PM
While dozens of Chicago chefs sit waiting for the city to legalize cooking on food trucks, others are working under existing rules that require all food to be pre-packaged and kept warm on the truck.
But at least one restaurant group has decided to...
| May 9, 2011
| 6:41 PM
Maybe it was the name.
Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises.
How else do you account for its Chicago founder, Rich Melman, being nominated six consecutive times for the James Beard Foundation's outstanding restaurateur of the year award and never winning?...
| Feb 24, 2011
Man, I wish I'd gotten this assignment two years ago.
The task of matching Oscar-nominated films to appropriate restaurants is challenge enough, but it's even harder these days, thanks to the Academy's esteem-building decision to expand the number of...
| Mar 2, 2011
Best bet: Secrets of a famous chef
Grant Achatz, chef/co-owner of Alinea, and co-owner Nick Kokonas, in conversation with Eric Ferguson, discuss and sign their new book, "Life, On the Line: A Chef's Story of Chasing Greatness, Facing Death and Redefining...
| Jun 17, 2011
| 3:10 PM
Jennifer Olvera serves up the skinny on all things edible, sippable and growable in her new book, “Food Lovers’ Guide to Chicago” (Globe Pequot, $15.95).
The book contains pithy restaurant reviews, a food festival calendar, tippling...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 8:41 PM
The final showdown on "Top Chef: Texas" pitted a Texan against a Chicagoan raised in Texas.
And sorry to disappoint, y'all, but it was Austin-based chef Paul Qui who won the title on Wednesday's finale over Chicagoan chef Sarah Grueneberg of award-...
| Mar 5, 2012
5 - 6 a.m. The Satursday Morning Show with Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong
5:05 a.m. The Environmental Protection Agency wants cleaner air on farms and ranches, so to meet the new rules, farm equipment manufacturers are required to develop new engine...
| Mar 7, 2012
| 4:50 PM
John Barrowman, Chad Michael Murray and cast members from "Nikita" are among the TV guests who will attend C2E2 April 13-15 at McCormick Place in Chicago.
Barrowman, whom "Torchwood" and "Doctor Who" know as Captain Jack Harkness, will sign autographs...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 7:50 AM
Maggie Q will headline the "Nikita" contingent coming to C2E2 April 13-15 at McCormick Place in Chicago.
Read an update to this story here.
Q plays the title character in the series, a rogue spy who is out to stop the secret agency that turned her...
| Mar 14, 2012
| 4:33 AM
There's nothing like sitting down to a three-course meal prepared by a top-name chef. But at Taste of Chicago?
If the City Council gives the OK, that could be an option in July.
An ordinance going before the City Council Wednesday would allow the...