Archive for January 2016

James Beard Award goes to Queen of Creole Cuisine

James Beard Award goes to Queen of Creole Cuisine
The “Queen of Creole Cuisine,” Leah Chase has been named the recipient of the 2016 James Beard Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement award. The award is bestowed upon a person in the industry whose lifetime body of work has had a positive and long-lasting impact on the way we eat, cook, and think about food in America.... Read more »

Brodo bone broth cookbook: lose weight, feel great

Brodo bone broth cookbook: lose weight, feel great
Instead of lining up for a doughnut at Doughnut Vault or caramel corn at Garretts how about lining up for something healthy like a steaming hot cup of bone broth. Bone broth? That dirty dishwater colored thin liquid that my grandmother used to make? Well you could say that–at least sort of. Except now bone... Read more »

Chicago's Culinary World celebrates Shakespeare 400

Chicago's Culinary World celebrates Shakespeare 400
Chicago’s culinary world is embarking on an unprecedented journey of food and theater in conjunction with the citywide yearlong celebration of Shakespeare 400. Spearheaded by Alpana Singh and Rick Bayless, Culinary Complete Works, will feature a culinary tour of the Bard’s plays by exploring the city’s vibrant and diverse restaurant landscape from award-winning fine dining... Read more »
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Chicago restaurant week 2016: first bites bash game plan

Chicago restaurant week 2016: first bites bash game plan
Chicago restaurant week (Jan. 22 through Feb. 4) is HUGE. This year over 350 restaurants are participating. Some deals are better than others. But it isn’t always about the deals. For me, I love to get a jump start on restaurant week at First Bites Bash. By checking out the offerings from 60 plus restaurants,... Read more »

Shake Shack gives the bird to Chicago with Chick’n Shack

Shake Shack gives the bird to Chicago with Chick’n Shack
Chicken lovers have nothing to beef about with Thursday’s debut of Shake Shack’s Chick’n ShackTM ($6.29). The new addition to the Shack menu is a crispy 100% all-natural and antibiotic-free chicken breast with lettuce, pickles and a tangy buttermilk herb mayo (chives, parsley and thyme). It is served on (what else?) but their pillowy potato... Read more »

Hosts named for 2016 James Beard Awards

Hosts named for 2016 James Beard Awards
This past Wednesday, the James Beard Foundation announced that Carla Hall, co-host of ABC’s The Chew and restaurateur of the soon to open Carla Hall’s Southern Kitchen in Brooklyn, New York, will host the 2016 James Beard Foundation Awards, coming to Chicago on May 2, 2016. This is year two for the Beard awards (often... Read more »
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