Tag: James Beard

James Beard Foundation's JBF Greens, Now in Chicago.

Traditionally, New York City has been the lucky locale for majority of James Beard Foundation events. But, as of this year, Chicago is now the second city (har-har) to play host to the JBF Greens: Foodies Under 40 program. JBF Greens is a James Beard Foundation initiative that hosts exclusive events and experiences for food fanatics between the ages of... Read more »

Chef Nicole Bayani, Presidio, On Women Working In Chicago Restaurants

Nicole Bayani, Executive Chef of Presidio, grew up in what she describes as “the most suburby-suburb you could live in” in San Diego. Her maternal grandfather, who passed away before she was born, was a professional chef and left her family with a very well-equipped kitchen and an extensive collection of cookbooks. Nicole’s mother had... Read more »

In Conversation with James Beard Award Winner Jimmy Bannos Jr of The Purple Pig

In Conversation with James Beard Award Winner Jimmy Bannos Jr of The Purple Pig
It’s unseasonably warm in Chicago this week. I open the door to The Purple Pig’s enclosed patio and walk through it. For the first time in three years, I don’t have to push past dozens of people. It’s 5:30p and there’s still time for the madness to unfold. Inside is a different story. Already, tables are... Read more »
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