Posts tagged "chris pandel"

Balena: A place even Jonah would love!

Balena: A place even Jonah would love!
Chris Pandel is not new to the Chicago dining scene. His smaller restaurant, The Bristol, opened with a cult like following and eventually got every critic on board with how good it was. The menu was focused with chef Pandel’s creations frequently featuring some form of pork. But, this latest project with his partners and... Read more »

Boka Quickfire: A Night in Pictures

The festivities begin!
Last night the Boka Group held their second quickfire challenge between reigning champion Chris Pandel, The Bristol & soon to open Balena, and Stephanie Izard, the Girl and the Goat. A fun night was had by all and here’s a gallery of pictures that captured the essence of the evening.  

20 Questions with CEO Bill Terlato - Terlato International

20 Questions with CEO Bill Terlato - Terlato International
Bill Terlato has my job! Oh, you don’t know Bill? The Terlato family is one of the largest wine marketers, importers & winery owners in the country and it all began here in Chicago. Started over 50 years ago by Bill’s father, Anthony, he worked with his father and father-in-law to start bringing fine wine to the Chicago... Read more »
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20 Questions with Chef Michael Taus - Zealous

20 Questions with Chef Michael Taus - Zealous
Michael Taus has been a part of the Chicago restaurant scene for nearly 2 decades. From an industry perspective that’s a huge accomplishment, personally I think it’s impressive he’s stayed relevant by changing and adapting with culinary trends and the economy. I’ve never worked with Michael but he’s cut from an old school cloth. He... Read more »

20 Questions - Chris Pandel, The Bristol

I’ve been a big fan of The Bristol for a long time. It shocks me when I mention it as a “go-to” place that people don’t already know it. Give me back your “foodie” badge NOW, sinners! Chris always seems to be smiling and laughing at events and when I told him about my blog... Read more »

2011 Chicago Rising Stars Gala

Last night was probably one of the best food events of the year. Starchefs.com hosted its Rising Stars event at the Fairmont Hotel and it was an industry packed event. The honored chefs fed the crowd well, very well! Most events like this there are one or two bites you think – what was that?... Read more »
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Sipping The Bristol's Rustic Rose

Sipping The Bristol's Rustic Rose
I am a citrus guy! Love lemon, lime, orange, and grapefruit not so much but whether it’s cooking or eating citrus is always a great natural flavor. Recently, I went to dinner at The Bristol on a Friday night. I mention it was a Friday because they don’t take reservations so plan on waiting upstairs.... Read more »