It's not everyday a chef gets to go to New York City to cook at the legendary James Beard House, but two Chicago chefs are about to head East for a big dinner next week.‚ Chefs Rodelio Aglibot of Sunda, and his colleague, James Gottwald of Rockit Ranch Productions (and Exec.
Fans of Urban Belly rejoice: Belly Shack just opened this week beneath the Blue Line stop at Western Ave. in Chicago.‚ The concept is Asian/Latin sandwiches, along with some creative soft serve.‚ I spoke with owner Bill Kim just two hours after he opened the doors, to talk about this new concept.
Three years ago last week, the great gastronome and New York Times writer/editor R.W. "Johnny" Apple Jr. passed away. The man was the last of a rare breed; pure old school journalist and boy, could he eat.
For the second year in a row, Chicago pastry chef and instructor Mark Seaman is planning an International Pastry Tour through France, May 10-20, 2010.‚ If you have an insatiable appetite for macarons, chocolat and butter, this is the tour for you.‚ More information at www.markedfordessert.com
The city's 2nd annual food and wine extravaganza was a huge hit this year. Cooking demos, tastings and schmoozing with Chicago culinary elite made for a delicious weekend in Millennium Park. I spoke with chef Mario Santiago (May St.
On October 4th, Chicago's Bin 36 is holding its annual "Harvest Fest," which gives people the chance to custom-blend and create their own wines (which will be professionally bottled in California).‚ I spoke with co-owner Dan Sachs about how it works.‚ For more information about the event, go to ww
Seedling has become one of the biggest names on the local fruit scene in Chicago the past few years.‚ Owner Peter Klein is a Chicagoan who bought the orchard in South Haven, Michigan, and now has stands at just about every farmer's market, as well as a prominent place on many local menus.‚ This ti
Saint's Alp Teahouse is a Hong Kong-based fast food concept that has now been in Chicago's Chinatown for a couple of years.‚ They continue to attempt to try out Hong Kong-style snacks and bubble teas on an increasingly adventuresome clientele.‚ They have locations all over Asia, and now in America