Phil Vettel


Phil Vettel, a graduate of Eastern Illinois University, joined Tribune Company (at Suburban Trib) in 1979, and has been The Tribune'’s restaurant critic since 1989. He has a wife and two sons, one or more of whom often accompany Phil on his culinary adventures. He also makes a mean egg-salad sandwich.

Recent Articles

  • Taking the Bourbon Trail, one sip at a time

    BARDSTOWN, Ky. -- As visitors to California's wine country can attest, there's nothing like driving through rolling hills of beautiful greenery, making periodic stops for complimentary sips of the homegrown beverage. Which is what my friends Jeff, Kelly and I were doing - hundreds of miles from...

  • A Taste for Hospitality

    The Inn at Little Washington, famous for its cuisine, also knows how to take perfect care of its guests.