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Chefs Make Pizza Cameos

Just because a chef doesn’t operate a pizza restaurant and toss dough every day should not bar them from making their own pizza. This is a free country, after all. The opportunity for chefs to design their own pizza is a sacred right. Celebrating that right are Roots Handmade Pizza and The Grid, (Wood-fired pizza oven at The […]

Some Fun Times With My Friend Chef Charlie Trotter

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPBmglaMsfI   Renowned Chicago Chef Charlie Trotter has died at age 54, a fire department source said. Trotter was found unresponsive at a Chicago residence and taken in critical condition to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Chicago Police said they are conducting a death investigation. The cause of his death is not […]

The consumer portion of the Chicago Fine Chocolate & Dessert Show is done for the year. As hordes of hungry chocoholics descended upon Navy Pier over the weekend, chocolate purveyors from near and far rose to the occasion. Here are some of the best bites and sips from the event.  SEE FULL STORY  For more about […]

Chipotle Brings Tofu to Chicago

Chipotle’s first major menu addition in years takes effect in Chicago on Monday, as the quickservice Mexican restaurant chain debuts tofu sofritas to the Midwestern masses. SEE FULL STORY  For more about Chicago Steaks see:   CHICAGO BEST STEAK.COM

Weekend Planner: Meatloaf, Chili, and Potlucks

No matter the time of year, there is always lots to do, eat, and drink in Chicago. Here are some of the hottest happenings this weekend. (Loafer Pops at The Meatloaf Bakery) Nosh on Chili The NOSH hosts its penultimate food festival this Saturday, October 19, at the AN Pritzker School in Wicker Park, and in […]

Brunch Bites: The Breakfast Queen’s New Book and Ada Street’s New Brunch

Brunch is a booming business for restaurants in Chicago, and it can be hard to navigate the ins and outs, especially when so many strollers are blocking the way. Each week we highlight some of the most notable brunch news and dining happenings around town. Here are your latest brunch bites. In this week’s batch of […]

Pecking Order and Twisted Pinoy Collaborate With Filipino Fare

  (Pecking Order. Filipino food collides here.) SEE FULL STORY  For more about Chicago Steaks see:   CHICAGO BEST STEAK.COM     On October 21, two Filipino chefs join forces for a special family-style dinner celebrating their heritage.  When it comes to Asian cuisines in Chicago, Filipino food is not nearly as prominent as others. […]

Make Room for Dessert Dinner

The Chicago Fine Chocolate & Dessert Show is just around the corner, taking place at Navy Pier October 18 through October 20, and to kick off the festivities a pastry chefs council is poised to host a Room for Dessert dinner at Storefront Company on October 14. Calling all chocoholics. It’s that time of year for […]

Chicago Marathon Specials Worth Running For

The Chicago Marathon kicks off this weekend, October 13, and along with it a number of restaurants in town are offering carb- and protein-heavy Marathon specials to help fuel runners and those who love them. And carbs.   There are a few times out of the year when it’s acceptable and outright encouraged to break […]

The Quintessential Fall Foods From the Quintessential Foodies

_ Few things personify fall quite like butternut squash. In a myriad of forms, the Ninja Turtle-hued gourd takes over menus this time of year, and people love it. Paul Fehribach of Big Jones cites butternut squash soup as his quintessential fall dish. He likes his topped with fried sage and truffle oil, heavy on ginger, allspice, […]