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Benny’s Chop House, Mike Clark: The Steakhouse Interview Chicago

Benny’s Chop House, Mike Clark: The Steakhouse Interview Chicago   During his 20 years of managing some of Chicago’s highest-volume kitchens, Mike Clark has worked in the likes of Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse, RL Restaurant and Tavern at the Park. He was, in fact, the founding chef/partner of the Gibsons Group Restaurants and developed their […]

Toasted Marshmallow Shake at Good Stuff Eatery: Sweet of the Week

Toasted Marshmallow Shake Nostalgia is a powerful thing. When experiences tickle our nostalgic heartstrings, we’re inclined to love them and feel fondly. This is especially true of food, one of the most potent purveyors of nostalgia in that it touches upon all our senses. In terms of edible nostalgia, toasted marshmallows and milkshakes are a one-two […]

NEWS: First Look at Eataly Chicago

The time has finally come for one of the most anticipated openings of recent years. Eataly officially expands to Chicago on Monday, December 2, opening its second and largest U.S. location in River North. Here’s a first look. (Eataly’s pizza ovens in action) Like hordes of chocoholics grappling to get a peek inside Willy Wonka’s […]

New Charlie Trotter Video

A new video by Chef Hamaro Cantu showing the progression of  Chef”s that made Charlie Trotter’s what it was. Although it’s a work in progress, it’s great to see all the Celebrity Chefs in one sandbox. Link To Video   Transcript of Chef Trotter’s Family Charlie Trotter 1987 Charlie Trotter Dona Lee Trotter Anne Hinkamp […]

Brunch Bites: Fall Brunch at The Bristol and Brunch Beats at Howells & Hood

(Get your brunch with a side of blues at Howell’s & Hood. Photo: Chelsea Ross) One of the most solid brunch programs in town can be found at The Bristol. The restaurant has a way of pushing brunch boundaries in a subtle way so as to dazzle the diner without clobbering them over the head […]