| Oct 22, 2013
Q: Can you freeze guacamole?
—Claudia Perry, Evanston
A: Yes, but you shouldn't. That's what two experts told me.
"Technically you can freeze guacamole. But I don't recommend it," writes Rick Bayless, the celebrity chef, Chicago restaurateur,...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 9:20 AM
On Thursday, Lookingglass Theatre and chef Rick Bayless announced, as expected, that the popular 'Rick Bayless in Cascabel: Dinner - Daring - Desire' will return in July for a month-long engagement at the Goodman's Owen Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn. The...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 12:19 PM
Urban Belly, the Avondale restaurant that ushered Chicago into a state of ramen-awareness, is uprooting from the Northwest side and moving to — where else? — the dining epicenter that is the Randolph Street corridor.
Bill Kim is the...
| Sep 26, 2013
From the crowing roosters to the pigs in the pen, Spence Farm at first glance might be mistaken as just another farm camp for city slickers. Barns, tents, chore schedules, grills, cots and coolers are ready for campers to spend two days in the country,...
| Aug 30, 2013
Flavors for a fast fiesta
You'd make Mexico's savory moles more often if you didn't have to assemble so many ingredients. Now chef Rick Bayless offers an assist with two mole simmer sauces (Mexico City Peanut Mole with roasted tomato and chipotle; Oaxacan...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 12:36 PM
Your dog romps on the same bed and dines at the same table as you do. So what separates you from your beloved pet? If you've ever wondered that question, the Chicago Humanities Festival hopes to enlighten you with its 24th annual fall festival line-up....
| Aug 9, 2013
If you thought the West Loop restaurant scene had hit its height at the end of last year with the opening of Bill Kim's Korean barbecue restaurant Belly Q and Curtis Duffy's elegant fine-dining destination Grace, you'd be mistaken. This neighborhood...
| Aug 1, 2013
445 N. Clark St. 312-661-1434
Mexican cuisine king Rick Bayless presides over these sibling restaurants that share an entrance and bar; Topolo skews toward fine dining, while Frontera is more rustic and regional. For a taste...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 8:56 AM
The Fig & Olive restaurant chain drips with foodie cred.
The eateries, which started in Manhattan, feature fancy olive oils and celebrity sightings. An average diner's check easily breaches $50. The Mediterranean-inspired cuisine is the antithesis of...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 1:21 PM
The Chicago Culinary Museum and Chefs Hall of Fame have announced their 2013 inductees: Paul Kahan, whose restaurants include Avec, Blackbird and The Publican; Rich Melman, founder of Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises; and pastry chef Alain Roby, who owns...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 7:00 AM
The National Hockey League Stanley Cup Finals kicked off last night in Chicago, pitting the Blackhawks against the Boston Bruins in a best-of-seven battle on the ice. And this series looks to be a nail-biter, given the three-overtime opening game...