December 3, 2013 |
What's the worst part of Jan. 1 (besides untagging yourself from unflattering photos from the previous night's revelry)? Yep, it's the hangover. Fortunately, the four finalists of RedEye's 2013 Best Bartender competition have a few tried-and-true-tricks for banishing the morning-after blech. Meg Silvas Dusek's Board & Beer and Punch House "A hangover is nothing a trip to the movies can't fix. Fountain pop, buttery fresh popcorn with a...
March 17, 2014 |
Review: Bottlefork 441 N. Clark St. 312-955-1900 Rating: !!! (out of four) Off to a good start I tried to keep an open mind when walking into Bottlefork, the new River North restaurant from former Four Seasons' chef Kevin Hickey and Rockit Ranch Productions. I really, truly tried, even though everything I knew about the place was tempting me to mock it. The photos of a $30 cocktail (since jacked up to $35, see review here ) named after "Saturday Night Live" sketch character Bill Brasky ("best damn salesman in the business")
October 7, 2013 |
To those who host the best dinner parties, prepare the finest meals for their families or are constantly making co-workers jealous with their homemade lunches--now's your time to shine. The Food Network will be hosting an open casting call for a new series "America's Greatest Home Cook" from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at The Wooden Spoon. The open casting call is looking for "food fanatics" who prepare "elevated dishes completely from scratch" to audition for the "The Great Food Truck Race" producers' latest endeavor.
November 29, 2011 |
Do you think you have what it takes to become the next "MasterChef?" Casting directors from the series and Chef Graham Elliot are coming to Chicago Dec. 3 for an open casting call. Here are the details: "MasterChef" open call When: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 Where: Le Cordon Bleu, 361 W. Chestnut in Chicago What to do: You MUST bring one prepared dish to be served to the judges, including Graham Elliot. You will be given a few minutes to plate your dish, but there will not be a kitchen to cook or warm it up so come...
May 29, 2012 |
Editor's note: This is not a review. Growing pains often come with the territory at new restaurants. Lying, rudeness and management throwing servers under the bus? That doesn't fly at a place that's 10 days or 10 years old. With that, the mystery of the elusive tortelloni at recently opened Ukrainian Village BYOB Briciola . Well, first some thin silver linings: -The outdoor patio at this Italian restaurant (formerly home to Jam) is pretty and comfortable. That is, if you're not sitting in a chair awkwardly positioned on uneven ground.
February 16, 2012 |
For the showdown before the finale, the chefs head to Whistler, the site of the 2012 Olympic winter games to compete in their very own culinary games. The winner of each of three event wins $10,000 and secures a spot in next week's finale. And of course, Padma's wearing a big fur hat! The trio of challenges are as follows: First: Cook a dish on a moving gondola, making a stop to choose an additional ingredient. Lindsay wins and secures her spot in the finale. Second: Free frozen ingredients from blocks of ice and cook a dish with them in one hour.