| Mar 14, 2013
The conversation crackled after Wednesday night's Chicago Forward program on the future of the arts in Chicago.
“I thought this was an especially auspicious panel with views you don’t often hear,” Tribune arts critic and co-moderator...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 2:32 PM
While Chicago's chi-chi foodies gather each autumn at Millennium Park for gourmet food, Chicago's crunchy foodies gather each spring at UIC forum for “good food.”
But eating is only part of the annual Good Food Festival (formerly called...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Chicagoist reports: Rick Bayless has signed on with Crown Imports, distributor of Corona and Negra Modelo, to create a craft beer with a Latin twist.
The decision hasn't come without backlash, however. Bayless has been criticized on Twitter for...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 12:27 PM
Let us take a moment to honor the creation called a margarita on February 22, its national holiday. You may use a mix. You may pop for the priciest tequila at the liquor store. Go ahead.
We're sticking with the pros for their tips on two of the three...
| Jun 13, 2013
NEW YORK — Rarely smiling or saying more than was necessary as he created a twisting column of chocolate ganache or turned peanut butter into powder, Alex Stupak was an intense figure in Grant Achatz's intense kitchen as Alinea's opening pastry...
| 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...
| Jan 22, 2013
Q: I found a recipe that called for Mexican Oregano is this different than the Italian Oregano that I have in my spice rack?
—Andrew Maselli, Chicago
A: Yes, the two are different plants and each oregano has its own "personality," according to...
| Jan 24, 2013
Americans, for the most part, aren't terribly hungry today for the foods and flavors of sub-Saharan Africa. Be patient. Josh Schonwald is convinced there will be an appetite for it — by 2035 at the very latest. Curious Chicagoans game to taste a...
| May 31, 2013
| 1:10 PM
We're having a party and everyone is invited! The Printers Row Lit Fest is next weekend, and I'll be jetting in (economy class style) for the festivities. Very exciting.
This piece first ran in Printers Row Journal, delivered...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 1:18 PM
The best parties in Chicago don’t all take place in the summer — just most of them.
But if you’re getting early stages of cabin fever and don’t feel like you can spend another weekend in your sweatpants, there is the...
| Jan 3, 2013
If only it were so easy to pithily proclaim 2012 as the Year of the (fill-in-the-blank). But there's really no one thread that neatly ties together the Chicago restaurant scene these last 12 months. A restaurant that put Chicago on the culinary map 25...