Posts tagged "Graham Elliot"

Graham Elliot - 3yrs. Open

It’s hard to imagine the opening of Graham Elliot was three years ago this weekend. My life was very different and lord knows we had some “fun” with those first few days. Our quiet open on a Saturday, we had received approval at about 6pm the night before. We went BYOB for that opening weekend... Read more »

2011 Chicago Food Scene Predictions

2011 Chicago Food Scene Predictions
I feel like this prediction thing is futile, no not because it’s TOTALLY overdone. I believe in the Mayan God Chacmool and he’s TOLD me 2012 is my YEAR! Anyway, just in case the great Mayans were incorrect and they factored in Leap Year wrong I’ll give it a go, again just in case we... Read more »

Grahamwich: My Golden Ticket Lunch

Grahamwich: My Golden Ticket Lunch
It hasn’t even been a week! Daily Candy wrote a poem, there was a post “by the numbers, ” Eater was annoyed it was scooped and the tribune staffed ordered the menu. Grahamwich, we all know, has been the sandwich shop in waiting for months from Chef Graham Elliot. I’ve known Graham for over 10... Read more »
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Did Michelin hit a Pothole?

Did Michelin hit a Pothole?
The list many have waited for was just released and I sit with mixed emotions. I’m thrilled for friends who’ve earned a well deserved Star rating and others reaching the Bib list. Yet, some of the list is confusing not only by its inclusions but its misses.   The lock for 3 stars was easily... Read more »

Chicago Gourmet 2010

Chicago Gourmet 2010
While Chicago’s restaurant scene has gained international culinary respect amongst food writers and gourmands, has it earned the reputation through its annual food festival? I would have to say yes and so would others. This past weekend at the Pritzker Pavilion, you saw the growth of the Chicago Gourmet festival and the palpable enthusiasm for... Read more »

Foodie, Yelper, Foochebag - Oh' my!

Foodie, Yelper, Foochebag - Oh' my!
The past week has been a weird one for me on a variety of levels. It’s also been a weird one for people who love to talk about food. Foodie was the term coined in the late 90′s and took off in the early part of this past decade. It described someone who had a... Read more »
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Lollapalooza 2010 - Behind the Food Scene

Lollapalooza 2010 - Behind the Food Scene
From Perry Farrell to Chef Graham Elliot, promotion of the August music festival is at a fever pitch! To produce on that hype is no easy task. Chef Cary Taylor, The Southern, is making his Lolla debut with the task of being ready to feed the masses. I met up with Cary, an old friend,... Read more »

Freaky Week Forget Friday

Freaky Week Forget Friday
Everywhere I went and all my friends kept asking, “DID YOU SEE IT?” Yes I saw the Graham Elliot vs Chicago Magazine Battle Royal. If you’ve missed it check out the highlights! It brought a lot of attention to Lolla Food in an interesting manner and shows once again – food writers should stick to... Read more »

Yelp - is it extortion or fun for angry diners?

Yelp - is it extortion or fun for angry diners?
I know normally this is the news recap day but the news that struck me hardest recently revolved around a Yelp reviewer. The lawsuit against Yelp by a group of local business isn’t breaking news. Their practices of providing a “helping hand”,if you advertise, against bad reviews is part of the filter process according to... Read more »
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Halibut BLT - Graham Elliot

Most people I know won’t cook fish at home purely out of fear and lack of knowledge. This video by Graham Elliot shows how not only to cook fish but to have fun while you do it. Graham Elliot is the Chef/Owner of Graham Elliot! Graham’s another old friend and this is the last restaurant... Read more »