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chefs + restaurants

Anthony Bourdain: No Hesitations

Anthony Bourdain spilled plenty of beans during a standing-room-only signing for his new book, No Reservations. But the biggest news? He has quit smoking.
chefs + restaurants

From the Police Blotter

Doug Sohn, the guy behind Chicago's wildly popular hot dog emporium Hot Doug's, has been slapped with the city's first ticket for serving foie gras, illegal to sell here since last August.
chefs + restaurants

First Taste: TABLE fifty-two

(CHICAGO) - Oprah's former personal chef, Art Smith, opened his long-awaited restaurant TABLE fifty-two in the heart of Chicago's Gold Coast.
chefs + restaurants

First Taste: The Violet Hour

The Violet Hour, in Chicago’s Wicker Park, invokes Bernard DeVoto and is the newest, hottest, and best classic-cocktail revival bar anywhere.
food + cooking

I Think I’m Getting the Bug

They’re calling, from deep within the forest. But they’re not calling me, they’re calling each other .
chefs + restaurants

A Restaurant Closes, and Everyone Asks Why

Perhaps, like the phoenix, the restaurants signature rooster will rise again.
chefs + restaurants

IACP Dishes up Awards

Thousands of food pros swarmed Chicago for the 2007 International Association of Culinary Professionals conference, a four-day confab of seminars, workshops, and culinary tours.
chefs + restaurants

For Some Chefs, It’s All About the Staging

We all know that chefs have become stars, but, in Chicago, they're actually taking to the stage.
chefs + restaurants

Do You Like Piña Colada?

It might've been the mescal-spiked devil's food cupcakes talking, but I so wanted to jump into the Lucha Libre ring at Frontera Grill's 20th-anniversary party.
chefs + restaurants

Sohn Fine With Foie Gras Fine

Doug Sohn, the first chef in town to be ticketed for serving foie gras,was slapped with a fine of $250, the minimum penalty.
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