Posts in category "Celebrity"

Chicago Gourmet Recap

A view of the beautiful Millennium Park filling up with foodies
Each year the beginning of fall in Chicago is marked by one of my favorite culinary events, Chicago Gourmet presented by Bon Appetit. This year the weather couldn’t have been better for a day of wining and dining through the well groomed lawn of Millennium Park.  More than 150 Chicago chefs along with wine, spirits,... Read more »

Food Rocks: Food Network in Concert Recap

Food Rocks: Food Network in Concert Recap
Ravinia Park was the home of the first ever Food Network in Concert in Chicago a few weekends back. Celebrity chefs, drink experts, pop stars and over 100 different wineries joined some of Chicago’s best chefs and mixologists in an afternoon of fun and feasting. The day started off with walking around and tasting over... Read more »

10 Tips for Attending Chicago Gourmet

1. Make a Game Plan: Chicago Gourmet has their full schedule of food pavilions, seminars, food demos, event map, list of exhibitors and chefs, and more online. With 12 different pavilions dedicated to eating and a limited time period in which each chef appears, make a list of your “must-haves” in order to make sure... Read more »
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Food Network in Concert + a GIVEAWAY!!

Food Network in Concert + a GIVEAWAY!!
This Saturday Food Network Stars Sunny Anderson, Anne Burrell, Jose Garces, Alex Guarnaschelli, Jeff Mauro, Marc Murphy and Geoffrey Zakarian will join a bevy of Chicago-based chefs at Ravinia in Highland Park to jam out to the music of John Mayer, Phillip Phillips, Twin Forks, Raul Midón, Zane Carney, California Wives and more for the... Read more »

2014 Taste of the Nation Chicago in Photos

The Taste of the Nation Chicago event was held in the Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier and had two stories of chef and mixology tasting stations
On Wednesday, August 13, I had the chance to join more than 1,200 Chicagoans at Chicago’s Navy Pier ballroom for Taste of the Nation® Chicago benefitting No Kid Hungry. The annual tasting event, featured the city’s top chefs, sommeliers and mixologists, raised $280,000 for No Kid Hungry, which is ending childhood hunger in America. According to... Read more »

Robin Williams, Like a Good Restaurant You Keep Going Back To

Robin Williams, Like a Good Restaurant You Keep Going Back To
Sometimes I think of movies as similar to restaurants. There a lot of really good ones out there, but I’ve got to really love them to try them a second time. Most of the time I’d rather try an old favorite, rather than venture out and risk my time and money on something new. There... Read more »
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2014 Taste of the Nation Chicago

2014 Taste of the Nation Chicago
This Wednesday August 13th, Taste of the Nation Chicago returns to Navy Pier for a delicious evening of food and drinks with over 85 of Chicago’s best chefs and mixologists. All of the proceeds including ticket sales will benefit Share our Strength and their mission to end childhood hunger in Chicago and throughout the nation.... Read more »

Chicago Chefs Dominate 2014 James Beard Award Nominee Annoucements

Chicago Chefs Dominate 2014 James Beard Award Nominee Annoucements
This morning the James Beard Foundation (JBF) announced the list of the 2014 award nominees at the Publican in Chicago and yours truly had the chance to attend! I was humbled to be amongst some of Chicago’s top chefs, restauranteurs, beverage professionals, food writers, and even Mayor Rahm Emanuel! Chicago area chefs dominated this year... Read more »

Jellyfish Chicago-Sushi for Brunch!

If you’re a fan of pan-Asian cuisine and sushi any time of the day I’ve got the perfect new brunch place for you! Jellyfish, a Chicago celebrity hot spot is now offering brunch at their beautifully decorated gold coast restaurant. This year-old restaurant known for their creative sushi rolls and bright Asian flavors recently started... Read more »
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Steph Eats Chicago on Dr. Oz!

Steph Eats Chicago on Dr. Oz!
I’m super excited to announce that this coming Monday, January 27th I’ll be featured on Dr. Oz for his healthy recipe challenge! The show will air on FOX at 3:00pm CT and the episode should also be online here after the show airs. Dr. Oz producers challenged me to create a healthier version of Chicago’s... Read more »