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The conversation crackled after Wednesday night's Chicago Forward program on the future of the arts in Chicago. “I thought this was an especially auspicious panel with views you don’t often hear,” Tribune arts critic and co-moderator...
Tags: Rick Bayless, The Second City
If only it were so easy to pithily proclaim 2012 as the Year of the (fill-in-the-blank). But there's really no one thread that neatly ties together the Chicago restaurant scene these last 12 months. A restaurant that put Chicago on the culinary map 25...
Tags: Ria, Restaurants, Kevin Pang, Graham Elliot, Acadia
STAGE The Christmas Schooner Have yourself a City of Big Shoulders Christmas at the Mercury Theater, the current home of the beloved Chicago musical, “The Christmas Schooner.” Created by John Reeger and Julie Shannon, “Schooner”...
Special to Tribune NewspapersStudent performances and Top Chef stations were the main attractions at "A Taste for the Arts" benefiting the Chicago Academy of the Arts. More than 350 attended the free performances by students and alumni May 10 at the Harris Theater. The show opened...
Tribune reporterIn honor of our fallen samurai chef, a series of haikus for Chicago's most lovable molecular gastronomist: Chris Jones of Moto You're Padma's "Lovable Nerd" Melding science, food We've bonded with you You're sodium alginate We're calcium salt ...
Tags: Kevin Pang
There were two days this week where the Chicago Tribune featured great dining and culture roundups. I like reading those kinds of sections, because I always feel like my cultural incursions are so widely spaced that I'm always starting from scratch....
Tribune reporterTen weeks into these Top Chef recaps, as I once again sputter out a few hundred words on the show, I find myself writing less about the competition itself and more on philosophical matters. (Pardon the pretension, allow me to sew a leather elbow patch...
Tags: Music, Entertainment, Restaurants, Rosie Perez, Kevin Pang
Chicago will loosen winter's gloomy grip by exerting some powerful literary muscle. In the next three months, award-winning Chicago-based writers such as Don De Grazia, Nami Mun and Stuart Dybek will give readings. And don't miss a local mystery author...
Tribune reporterDo you buy into the idea of karma? I don’t. I’ll tell you what I do believe: Television works best when packages come delivered tied up with perfect bows. Because on Wednesday's "Top Chef" installment, as soon as Beverly Kim (Aria) said,...
Tags: Sausages, Music, Twitter, Inc., Sarah Grueneberg, Entertainment
Tribune reporterI'm usually a blur when watching Top Chef. My fingers clack away at the laptop, my eyes dart back and forth between TV and computer screen, as I mentally organize plot summaries, attempt to compose some pithy Tweet while simultaneously taking bites of...
It's a pretty well known fact that I want to go out drinking with the “Top Chef” contestants. Whenever the cheftestants are in the stew room or come back tired and beat from an elimination challenge, I want to jump through my TV and pound some...
Welcome back Top Cheffers! I missed you all last week, but I was too busy baking pumpkin whoopie pies for Thanksgiving to recap "Top Chef: Texas." But two things happened last week that you need to know. Firstly, everyone's favorite couple, Chris...
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