March 7, 2012 |
If the ending of "Top Chef: Texas" has you starved for Chicago chefs on TV, you'll get your fix on a new cooking-centric Bravo show coming later this spring. "Around the World in 80 Plates" is set to fill that 9 p.m. Wednesday void starting May 9. Curtis Stone and Cat Cora host this travel/cooking show that has been described as a combination of "Top Chef" and"Amazing Race. " The cast of 12 features three Chicago-based chefs: The Drawing Room executive chef Nick Lacasse, Table Fifty-Two executive sous chef John Vermigilo and private chef Gary Walker.
September 27, 2012 |
EAT Lucky Seven Carnivale 702 W. Fulton Market 312-850-5005 The restaurant celebrates its seventh anniversary with $7 ropa vieja, $7 guacamole and $7 mojitos and entertainment including Vegas-style showgirls, live music, a photo booth and sideshow acts including a fire breather, bed of nails performer, stilt walker and more. 6:30-9:30 p.m. No cover. Veal Deal South Branch 100 S. Wacker Drive 312-546-6177 Just for the record, Oktoberfest doesn't have to be exclusively about beer.
February 13, 2013 |
At some Chicago restaurants, it's often love at first bite - among the workers, anyway. Timothy O'Tooles on the Gold Coast boasts four employee couples and two married couples. An assistant general manager and a former waitress are expected to marry in September, according to the restaurant's publicist. MK, a Near North Side restaurant, has served as matchmaker for 12 employees who met there and later married. One couple - a sous chef and office manager - are currently engaged, a publicist for the restaurant said.
March 20, 2012 |
It's not impossible to find a taqueria and an antique shop on the same street. But how about in the same storefront? That's what husband-and-wife team Rick and Ashley Ortiz are envisioning with Antique Taco, a new restaurant/retail hybrid slated for a May opening at 1360 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Wicker Park. “I tell people it's like a taco stand meets farmers market meets Anthropologie … while drinking a canned beer,” said Ashley. The two met while working together on events at Soldier Field, he as executive sous chef and she in...
April 3, 2012 |
Opening day is on the way, baseball fans. This Thursday, Wrigley Field's executive chef David Burns, who previously worked at local restaurants Le Bouchon and La Sardine, kicks off his seventh season designing the concession menus for the Cubs' home base. On April 13, U.S. Cellular Field's executive chef Olegario Soto, a former Spiaggia sous chef, will start his eight season with the Sox. We polled both chefs on fan favorites as well as what's new to their gametime menus this season.
June 15, 2012 |
G.E.B. 841 W. Randolph St. 312-888-2258 Rating: !!!½ (out of four) Heating up Chef Graham Elliot's been known to ruffle feathers. Over the years, he's pissed off Yelp reviewers, argued with critics and can be brutally honest as a judge on "MasterChef. " Naturally, his food speaks just as loudly. At his first restaurant, Graham Elliot in River North, he captivated the city with his truffle popcorn and other fine-dining riffs on American classics. Lucky for those of us who couldn't shell out the big bucks for a meal at Graham Elliot, he's opened a more casual bistro...