WBEZ | Kitchen Close-Ups http://www.wbez.org/tags/kitchen-close-ups Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Suleiman Suleiman mans real hidden gem of Jeweler's Row http://www.wbez.org/series/kitchen-close-ups/suleiman-suleiman-mans-real-hidden-gem-jewelers-row-104051 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/Suleiman_OasisCafe_2416.jpg" alt="" /><p><p style="text-align: center; "><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="407" mozallowfullscreen="" src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/54406038" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="610"></iframe></p><p style="text-align: left; "><em style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; "><a class="underlined" href="http://www.wbez.org/series/kitchen-close-ups" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; text-decoration: none; color: rgb(0, 104, 150); outline: 0px; font: inherit; ">Kitchen Close-ups&nbsp;</a>offers an intimate introduction to characters in Chicago&#39;s food and dining scene. The multimedia series runs weekly on WBEZ.org.</em></p></p> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 05:00:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/series/kitchen-close-ups/suleiman-suleiman-mans-real-hidden-gem-jewelers-row-104051 Paula Haney: Hoosier Mama marks pie's triumphant return to Chicago http://www.wbez.org/series/kitchen-close-ups/paula-haney-hoosier-mama-marks-pies-triumphant-return-chicago-103947 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/KCU_HoosierPie.jpg" alt="" /><p><p style="text-align: center; "><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="407" mozallowfullscreen="" src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/53987112" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="610"></iframe></p><p style="text-align: left; "><em style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; "><a href="http://www.wbez.org/series/kitchen-close-ups" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; text-decoration: none; color: rgb(0, 104, 150); outline: 0px; font: inherit; ">Kitchen Close-ups&nbsp;</a>offers an intimate introduction to characters in Chicago&#39;s food and dining scene. The multimedia series runs weekly on WBEZ.org.</em></p></p> Wed, 21 Nov 2012 05:00:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/series/kitchen-close-ups/paula-haney-hoosier-mama-marks-pies-triumphant-return-chicago-103947 The Palace Grill: From 'skid row' diner to Chicago fixture http://www.wbez.org/series/kitchen-close-ups/palace-grill-skid-row-diner-chicago-fixture-103836 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/KCU_10_George02.jpg" alt="" /><p><p style="text-align: center; "><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="407" mozallowfullscreen="" src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/53473846" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="610"></iframe></p><p style="text-align: left; "><em style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; "><a href="http://www.wbez.org/series/kitchen-close-ups" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; text-decoration: none; color: rgb(0, 104, 150); outline: 0px; font: inherit; ">Kitchen Close-ups&nbsp;</a>offers an intimate introduction to characters in Chicago&#39;s food and dining scene. The series runs weekly on WBEZ.org.</em></p></p> Wed, 14 Nov 2012 09:30:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/series/kitchen-close-ups/palace-grill-skid-row-diner-chicago-fixture-103836 Samson Adrien: Haitian restaurant owner grapples for spot on Chicago's plate http://www.wbez.org/series/kitchen-close-ups/samson-adrien-haitian-restaurant-owner-grapples-spot-chicagos-plate-103691 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/KCU_09_Sam03.jpg" alt="" /><p><p style="text-align: center; "><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="407" mozallowfullscreen="" src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/52943697" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="610"></iframe></p><p style="text-align: left; "><em style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; "><a href="http://www.wbez.org/series/kitchen-close-ups" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 14px; font: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; text-decoration: none; color: rgb(0, 104, 150); outline: 0px; ">Kitchen Close-ups&nbsp;</a>offers an intimate introduction to characters in Chicago&#39;s food and dining scene. The multimedia series runs weekly on WBEZ.org.</em></p></p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 10:00:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/series/kitchen-close-ups/samson-adrien-haitian-restaurant-owner-grapples-spot-chicagos-plate-103691 From Charlie Trotter's to fancy take-out http://www.wbez.org/series/kitchen-close-ups/nick-schmuck-trotter-prot%C3%A9g%C3%A9-leaves-fine-dining-bring-meals-back-home <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/KCU_08_Nick01.jpg" alt="" /><p><p style="text-align: center; "><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="407" mozallowfullscreen="" src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/52504400" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="610"></iframe></p><p><em style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; "><a href="http://www.wbez.org/series/kitchen-close-ups" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; text-decoration: none; color: rgb(0, 104, 150); outline: 0px; font: inherit; ">Kitchen Close-ups</a>&nbsp;offers an intimate introduction to characters in Chicago&rsquo;s food and dining scene. The series runs weekly at WBEZ.org.</em></p></p> Wed, 31 Oct 2012 05:00:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/series/kitchen-close-ups/nick-schmuck-trotter-prot%C3%A9g%C3%A9-leaves-fine-dining-bring-meals-back-home Lilly Devey: Irish hospitality among Greenhouse Inn's many charms http://www.wbez.org/series/kitchen-close-ups/lilly-devey-irish-hospitality-among-greenhouse-inns-many-charms-103362 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/Lilly_1421.jpg" alt="" /><p><p style="text-align: center; "><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="407" mozallowfullscreen="" src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/52049813" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="610"></iframe></p><p><em style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; text-align: left; "><a class="underlined" href="http://www.wbez.org/series/kitchen-close-ups" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; text-decoration: none; color: rgb(0, 104, 150); outline: 0px; font: inherit; ">Kitchen Close-ups</a>&nbsp;offers an intimate introduction to characters in Chicago&rsquo;s food and dining scene. The series runs weekly at wbez.org.</em></p></p> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 05:00:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/series/kitchen-close-ups/lilly-devey-irish-hospitality-among-greenhouse-inns-many-charms-103362 Sergio Reyes: Chef brings new hues to Pilsen food http://www.wbez.org/series/kitchen-close-ups/sergio-reyes-chef-brings-new-hues-pilsen-food-103164 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/KCU_06_SReyes_03.jpg" alt="" /><p><p style="text-align: center; "><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="407" mozallowfullscreen="" src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/51535170" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="610"></iframe></p><p style="text-align: left; "><em style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; "><a class="underlined" href="http://www.wbez.org/series/kitchen-close-ups" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; text-decoration: none; color: rgb(0, 104, 150); outline: 0px; font: inherit; ">Kitchen Close-ups</a>&nbsp;offers an intimate introduction to characters in Chicago&rsquo;s food and dining scene. The series runs weekly at wbez.org.</em></p></p> Wed, 17 Oct 2012 05:00:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/series/kitchen-close-ups/sergio-reyes-chef-brings-new-hues-pilsen-food-103164 Stevie Baka: Wicker Park's coffee maven http://www.wbez.org/series/kitchen-close-ups/stevie-baka-wicker-parks-coffee-maven-103004 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/KCU_05_SBaka_0.jpg" alt="" /><p><p style="text-align: center; "><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="407" mozallowfullscreen="" src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/51068047" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="610"></iframe></p><p style="text-align: left; "><em style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; "><a href="http://www.wbez.org/series/kitchen-close-ups" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; text-decoration: none; color: rgb(0, 104, 150); outline: 0px; font: inherit; ">Kitchen Close-ups</a>&nbsp;offers an intimate introduction to characters in Chicago&rsquo;s food and dining scene. The series runs weekly at wbez.org.</em></p></p> Wed, 10 Oct 2012 05:00:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/series/kitchen-close-ups/stevie-baka-wicker-parks-coffee-maven-103004 Bill Millholland: Uptown's bread man http://www.wbez.org/series/kitchen-close-ups/bill-millholland-uptowns-bread-man-102826 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/KCU_04_BMillholland_large.jpg" alt="" /><p><p style="text-align: center; "><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="407" mozallowfullscreen="" src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/50607379" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="610"></iframe></p><p style="text-align: left; "><em style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22px; "><a href="http://www.wbez.org/series/kitchen-close-ups" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 14px; font: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; text-decoration: none; color: rgb(0, 104, 150); outline: 0px; ">Kitchen Close-ups</a>&nbsp;offers an intimate introduction to characters in Chicago&rsquo;s food and dining scene. The series runs weekly at wbez.org.</em></p></p> Wed, 03 Oct 2012 05:00:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/series/kitchen-close-ups/bill-millholland-uptowns-bread-man-102826 Rich Varnes: RL's leading man http://www.wbez.org/series/kitchen-close-ups/rich-varnes-rls-leading-man-102491 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/Rich Varnes thumb 1.jpg" alt="" /><p><p style="text-align: center; "><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="406" mozallowfullscreen="" src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/49687312" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="610"></iframe></p><p style="text-align: left; ">&ldquo;Rich has a phone call,&rdquo; an attractive young hostess calls out from her podium&nbsp;inside&nbsp;<a href="http://www.rlrestaurant.com">RL Restaurant</a>&nbsp;without looking up from the day&rsquo;s reservations. &nbsp;</p><p>It&rsquo;s 10:30 on a Wednesday morning and the elegant mahogany dining room is already a flurry of activity as the staff, handsomely dressed in crisp white shirts and boldly-colored Ralph Lauren ties, preps for the lunch clientele of well-to-do power-lunchers who will soon trickle in.</p><p>I don&rsquo;t actually see manager <a href="https://twitter.com/richvarnes">Rich Varnes</a> when he darts behind me to take the call, but I feel the breeze he leaves in his wake. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s Michael Sneed&rsquo;s office calling to shake me out,&rdquo; he laughs; <a href="http://www.suntimes.com/news/sneed/index.html">the <em>Sun-Times</em> columnist</a> will often hit up Varnes for the names of local celebrities who have recently dined at the restaurant.</p><p>Varnes has managed RL since Gibsons Restaurant Group took over management responsibilities in 2001, and says he runs the place &quot;like a private club that everyone&rsquo;s invited to.&quot; RL&rsquo;s loyal patrons would probably agree; it&#39;s this philosophy &mdash; and the simple but satisfying American fare&nbsp;&mdash;&nbsp;that keeps them coming back.</p><p>You can see for yourself, as WBEZ visits the restaurant manager who wears his Ralph Lauren suit like a smile.&nbsp;</p><p><em><a href="http://www.wbez.org/series/kitchen-close-ups">Kitchen Close-ups</a> offers an intimate introduction to characters in Chicago&rsquo;s food and dining scene. The series runs weekly at wbez.org.</em></p></p> Wed, 19 Sep 2012 05:00:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/series/kitchen-close-ups/rich-varnes-rls-leading-man-102491