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It's impossible for me to view Paris Club, the hip French bistro that opened in River North five months ago, without feeling a sense of loss. Paris Club, you see, replaced Brasserie Jo, and I've loved that restaurant ever since it opened in 1995...
When Charlie Trotter announced, just past the stroke of midnight on New Year's Day, that he would be closing his eponymous Chicago restaurant at the end of August, quite a few people vowed to get to Charlie Trotter's, one last time or even for the very...
Tribune reportersIn Chicago’s dining scene, there is Alinea, and there is everybody else. That’s the message being conveyed in the 2012 Michelin Guide Chicago, whose star ratings were announced Tuesday afternoon. Only Alinea, which also earned three stars...
Tribune criticThe AAA Five- and Four-Diamond Awards for restaurants and hotels were announced this morning, and Chicago wound up tied with New York with the most five-diamond restaurants in North America. All of Chicago's Five-Diamond restaurants or hotels were repeat...
What is to become Restaurant R'evolution is still under construction; there are gaping spaces for equipment yet to arrive and rubble yet to be removed. But chefs John Folse and Rick Tramonto can look through the dust and see their vision coming to life....
Willie Degel gives struggling eateries the [better] business in Food Network’s “Restaurant Stakeout”Channel Guide MagazineWilliam “Willie” Degel, owner of New York’s Uncle Jack’s Steakhouse chain and Jack's Shack all-natural eatery — and star of the new Food Network series Restaurant Stakeout — developed his entrepreneurial spirit at an...
You can't count on snow for Christmas. You can't count on a 7-3 Bears team making the playoffs. But you can count on my annual save-the-tables list, which provides dozens of last-minute, primo New Year's Eve reservations for procrastinating readers....
Tags: Harry Caray, L2O, Ceres' Table, Concerts, The Publican
WGN News- Tru - 676 N. St. Clair - Chicago - www.trurestaurant.com - The Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival - Through September 8 - www.themagnificentmile.com - Other highlights: - In-Fashion: The Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival is the nation's first...
As the second Michelin Guide for Chicago prepares to hit bookstores next week, one thing is for sure: There will be change. There has to be. Among the 23 restaurants that received one or more stars, Sixteen (one star) saw chef Frank Brunacci depart,...
Tags: Human Interest, L2O, Graham Elliot, Alinea, Schwa
Recipe 695 in Auguste Escoffier's "Le Guide Culinaire" is Puree Palestine, a sunchoke and roasted hazelnut soup. The five-sentence recipe, much like the 5,011 others in the book, is rather vague. Few recipes even call for salt. Dubbed "Escoffier" for...
Taste, as a jazz musician once noted, is manifested in the notes one declines to play. In that regard, Danny Grant is a taste master. The original chef de cuisine and now executive chef at Ria, the magnificent dining room within the Elysian hotel and...
Tags: Butter, Charlie Trotter's, Dining and Drinking, Ria, Foie Gras
Tribune reporterRick Tramonto is a busy man. Probably most well known as the founding chef and partner at renowned Chicago restaurant Tru, he has been honored with several culinary awards, appeared on "Top Chef" and "Top Chef Masters," and written a pile of cookbooks....
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