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  • Trotter to be honored at fundraiser

    Trotter to be honored at fundraiser
    Chef Charlie Trotter will be honored on the one-year anniversary of his death with an Emeril Lagasse-hosted fundraiser to benefit the education foundation established in Trotter’s name. “A Toast to Charlie Trotter” is scheduled for...
  • Ramenfest 2014: Stacked lineup of top Chicago chefs

    Ramenfest 2014: Stacked lineup of top Chicago chefs
    Chicago’s ramen culture has gone from zero to 100 in about a decade. Now, Bill Kim, the man who helped usher those noodles into local mainstream status with Urban Belly, is holding a ramen festival that will feature some of the city’s...
  • Hyde Park's retail revival is on a roll

    Hyde Park's retail revival is on a roll
    Chef Matthias Merges said he hesitated at first when the University of Chicago asked him several years ago to open a restaurant in Hyde Park. The owner of acclaimed Yusho and Billy Sunday in hipster haven Logan Square loved the diverse and tightknit South...
  • Chicago's ramen revolution

    Chicago's ramen revolution
    Bowls of ramen are like snowflakes: no two are alike. At least that's what many owners and chefs of Chicago ramen-focused spots told me. "We do these ramen battles at Yusho, and Abe [Conlon of Fat Rice] and Jason [Hammel of Lula Cafe and Nightwood]...
  • 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”...
  • Charlie Trotter, famed Chicago chef, found dead in home

    Charlie Trotter, famed Chicago chef, found dead in home
    Charlie Trotter, whose eponymous Chicago restaurant was considered one of the finest in the world, has died. The 54-year-old chef was found unconscious and not breathing in his Lincoln Park home this morning and was taken to Northwestern Memorial...
  • My family's kind of town: Matthias Merges

    My family's kind of town: Matthias Merges
    Chef Matthias Merges is a busy man. He's the chef/proprietor at Asian street food-inspired Yusho (2853 N. Kedzie Ave., 773-904-8558) and craft cocktail bar Billy Sunday (3143 W. Logan Blvd., 773-661-2485). He also recently opened A10 (1462 E. 53rd St.,...
  • Drink this: The Corpse Reviver No. 2

    Drink this: The Corpse Reviver No. 2
    The Corpse Reviver No. 2: A10, the highly anticipated Hyde Park restaurant from Yusho's Matthias Merges that opened in late 2013, delivers more than just high-quality cuisine in a gorgeous setting. Yes, the plates are impressive (think chicken liver...
  • Ready, reserved

     Ready, reserved
    I have this problem. I made more New Year's Eve reservations than I can use. More than 100 of them, actually. Which is why, for the 12th straight year (and the 17th time in the past 19 years), I'll be giving them away to nimble-fingered readers who ask....
  • Summer Eating List

    Summer Eating  List
    Summer is the sweet season for restaurants. Fresh produce is abundant, daylight lasts longer and restaurants are busier and bigger (with the addition of outdoor seats) than at any other time of the year. So once again I'm trotting out my Summer Eating...
  • New cocktail bar Billy Sunday opening in Logan Square

    New cocktail bar Billy Sunday opening in Logan Square
    Though it was the food menu from Charlie Trotter alum Matthias Merges that first grabbed headlines when Yusho opened in Avondale in 2012, beverage director Alex Bachman's cocktails soon earned praise of their own. With the opening of cocktail bar...
  • Balena, Yusho on Bon Appetit's Best New Restaurants list

    Balena, Yusho on Bon Appetit's Best New Restaurants list
    Bon Appetit just released its 50 Best New Restaurants list, and two Chicago newcomers made the cut. Andrew Knowlton, who writes the magazine's BA Foodist column, praised Balena (1633 N. Halsted St., 312-867-3888), mentioning its proximity to...