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In the last six months, three highly regarded restaurant chef/operators — Stephanie Izard of Girl & the Goat, Graham Elliot of his eponymous restaurant, and David Flom and Matt Moore of Chicago Cut Steakhouse — have opened sequel restaurants,...
Mitchell Dulin ambled through his new Wilmette restaurant, The Avenue, still under construction and coated in a layer of dust, and saw things not yet in existence. There was the walnut bar with the black tufting, the 7-foot-tall Tuscan wine press, the...
Blu on the Avenue has replaced Spice Modern Steakhouse on Winter Park's Park Avenue. The concept is from the people who operate neighboring 310 Park South and 310 Lakeside in downtown Orlando. Spice's dark interior has been renovated into a room...
Given chef Curtis Duffy's curriculum vitae — his work at Alinea, the two Michelin stars awarded to Avenues restaurant on Duffy's watch — there really wasn't any question whether Grace, Duffy's first solo effort, would be good. Just how good....
The Cumberland Valley School of Music presents the fifth annual Neighborhood Chefs' Walk from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 1. The event takes place along Alexander Avenue between Carlton and Pennsylvania Avenues. Six chefs from Chambersburg will combine...
The Hartford CourantA few things to wrap up before the ball comes down on 2012: • The late Hartford artist Richard Welling drew buildings and cities; and visually chronicled the postwar changes in Hartford and, to some degree, New Haven and New York City. He died in...
Review: Grace 652 W. Randolph St. 312-234-9494 Rating: !!! 1/2 (out of 4) Heating up Some chefs spend their careers working in the upper echelon of fine-dining restaurants, only to throw their hands up and open a burger joint. Curtis Duffy is not one of...
Tags: Seafood, Charlie Trotter, Fava Beans, Dining and Drinking, Wines
Graham Elliot is hot. The much-decorated chef owns three Chicago restaurants and will be inducted into the Chicago Chefs Hall of Fame in two weeks. He shares screen time with Joe Bastianich and Gordon Ramsay judging "MasterChef" (just renewed for a...
Everyone knows Charlie Trotter as the chef of Charlie Trotter's. It's his name, his restaurant, and he's the boss. But that title “chef” has many meanings, and Trotter has embodied just about all of them during his 25 years at Charlie Trotter'...
Can a four-star meal begin with fried smelts and end with a Butterfinger bar? My last dinner at Sixteen says yes. These are uncertain times for four-star dining in Chicago. Since last September, four previous top-rated restaurants have closed up shop...
Graham Elliot was an aspiring young cook in the late '90s carrying steaks to a party of 20 in the Charlie Trotter's Studio Kitchen when the restaurant's brilliant, mercurial owner stopped him in the hallway and grabbed one of the pieces of meat. "He...
Time once again for my annual exercise in humiliation, as I try to predict the star recipients in the 2013 Michelin Chicago Guide, which hits bookstores Wednesday. This is the third year that Michelin has published a Chicago guide, and if there's one...
Tags: Seasons Restaurant, North Pond, Spiaggia, Sprout, Phil Vettel
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