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Paul Kahan Talks Blackhawks, Rahm, Haircuts, Cats and a Little Bit About Food

Mark Bazer | Posted 04.20.2014 | Chicago
Mark Bazer

Chef Paul Kahan, part of the One Off Hospitality Group (Blackbird, Avec, Nico), stopped by The Interview Show, hosted by Mark Bazer, Jan 3, to talk hi...

A Love Letter to Chicago Chefs

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 08.19.2012 | Chicago
Linda Novick O'Keefe

My favorite times with Art Smith are in his own kitchen in the morning over bottomless cappuccinos or on a run.

Avec Reopens Today After August Tragedy

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The popular downtown restaurant, Avec, reopened today after months of renovations--and an August tragedy. Chicago firefighter Christopher Wheatley w...

Avec Closed: Investigation Into Grease Fire Continues After Firefighter's Death

The Stew | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

By now you know of the early morning grease-chute fire that struck Avec (615 W. Randolph St.) Monday, and that firefighter Christopher Wheatley died w...

Chicago Firefighter Dies Fighting Restaurant Fire At Avec

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A Chicago firefighter died Monday morning after falling 35 feet while battling a fire at a popular downtown restaurant. Christopher Wheatley, 31, ...

What Does it Take to Make a (Great) Chicago Restaurant?

Claire Bidwell Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Claire Bidwell Smith

As we sat there, in the nearly empty dining room, housed in the stately and fabulously interesting old North Western Railway power plant, I couldn't help but wonder, what is it that makes one restaurant succeed and another fail?