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Joseph Erbentraut

To Find Chicago's Next Culinary Superstar, Head Underground | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 06.13.2014 | Taste

The burgeoning underground dining scene could produce the next Grant Achatz.

(VIDEO) Food Arts: A World of Art in Science, Food as Digital Art

Homaro Cantu | Posted 11.26.2013 | Arts
Homaro Cantu

I think it's safe to say most of my happiest moments in life were enjoyed with food. I wish I had a digital record of these events exactly how I experienced them. So why not? We should have a digital record of amazing food experiences.

Cooking Together

Chris Pandel | Posted 11.12.2013 | Chicago
Chris Pandel

Cooking is an experience that involves all of senses. The sounds of a meat grinder processing pork sausage, the smell of fresh butter lightly browning in a pan of herbs and garlic to baste a golden brown piece of lamb... Knowing what it means when someone says, "It must taste of the ocean."

Is Rick Bayless Expanding His Resto Empire? All Signs Point To..

Posted 07.11.2013 | Chicago

According to multiple reports, celebrity chef Rick Bayless is looking to expand his booming restaurant empire in Chicago by opening a new venture in a...

Which Chicago Celebrichef Has The Top Smile?

Posted 02.05.2013 | Chicago

Chicago is home to some of the nation's most acclaimed and well-known chefs -- but who among them holds bragging rights for the finest set of pearly w...

Joseph Erbentraut

Chef Aims To Kickstart New Brick-And-Mortar BYOB Resto | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 11.14.2012 | Chicago

He's worked in the kitchens of some of Chicago's most highly-regarded restaurants -- including Alinea, Charlie Trotter's and Schwa -- and won consider...

Chicago: How To Eat Like A Local

Fathom | Posted 11.27.2012 | Travel

Our Meatpacking District is the real deal: bloody, apron-clad workers moving pounds of meat and fish in the wee hours.

Grill Recipes For Dads Culled From Popular Chicago Chefs

Posted 06.18.2012 | Chicago

There's no question that Americans--and Chicagoans especially--love throwing meat on a grill this season. And for many of the dads of this city, it's ...

PHOTOS: Zagat Names Chicago's Culinary 30 Under 30

Posted 03.26.2012 | Chicago

Zagat released their first-ever roundup of Chicago's "30 Under 30" Monday, naming the city's best, brightest and youngest in the food and drink busine...

PHOTOS: New Food Trucks Hit The Streets Despite No-Cook Law

| Lauren Drell | Posted 11.20.2011 | Chicago

Food trucks have been hitting the streets of Chicago in record numbers. While some chefs wait for the food truck ordinance to pass (the city health de...

Chicago Chef Responds To Michelle Obama's Calls For Healthier Schools

| Ashley Henshaw | Posted 08.27.2011 | Chicago

As co-chef and co-owner of both Prairie Fire and Prairie Grass Café, two-time James Beard award-winner Sarah Stegner already has a lot on her plate, ...

The James Beard Noms Are Out

Audarshia Townsend | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Audarshia Townsend

At last year's James Beard Foundation Awards, Avenues' chef Curtis Duffy was tapped to cook for the ceremony. Today, Duffy finds himself among the Beard honoree elite.

Levitski Introduces Childhood Fave to Brunch Menu

Audarshia Townsend | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Audarshia Townsend

Though Sprout Executive Chef Dale Levitski has made it perfectly clear that children are not welcome at his brand-new Sunday brunch, his menu reflects some of his favorite childhood dishes.

Say Hello to Perennial's New Exec Chef

Audarshia Townsend | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Audarshia Townsend

Paul Virant has just been named Perennial's new executive chef and partner. With the name change to Perennial Virant will come other changes such as a new cuisine approach.

The Reality of the Beard Award Noms

Audarshia Townsend | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Audarshia Townsend

Three of Chicago's nominees for the 2011 James Beard Foundation Awards are pretty much celebrities in their own right.

All-Star Chefs Cook For Good At HotChocolate Anniversary

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mindy's HotChocolate Restaurant and Dessert Bar is celebrating its sixth anniversary in February with an all-star lineup of chefs preparing delicious ...

Special Zealous Menu Inspired by Spain

Audarshia Townsend | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Audarshia Townsend

I am obsessed with traveling to Spain. The wine, the cuisine, the culture and the passion of those beautiful people are simply breathtaking and one day I'll get there. In the meantime, I'll just live vicariously.

Chicago Restaurant Week Is On Its Way!

Audarshia Townsend | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Audarshia Townsend

You should thank your lucky stars for the annual Chicago Restaurant Week, which allows you to choose from at least 200 restaurants that may be out of your price range on the regular.

Aussie Chefs Gearing Up for 'Aussie Week'

Audarshia Townsend | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Audarshia Townsend

Craig Hopson of NYC's Le Cirque (left) and Frank Brunacci of Sixteen. (Photos: Le Cirque, 312DD) Let's just pretend for one fabulous moment that we'r...

Do the Black Truffle Shuffle All Winter

Audarshia Townsend | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Audarshia Townsend

Through February, the exec chef of the popular Lincoln Park resto offers a budget-friendly feast of dishes that creatively showcases the truffle in all its glory.

'MasterChef' Auditions In Chicago This Weekend

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

We already know Chicago is home to some of the greatest chefs in the world. But this weekend, Chicagoans have a chance to show their skills to the res...

Celebs, Chefs Serve Kids Pre-Holiday Dinner

Audarshia Townsend | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Audarshia Townsend

I wonder who was most excited about the pre-Thanksgiving dinner served to the 150 resident kids at the Mercy Homes on the West Side: the kids, the chefs, or the celebs?

Chicago's Dale Levitski Joins 'Top Chef All-Stars'

Grub Street Chicago | By: | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As just about everyone correctly predicted, the next season of Top Chef will be Top Chef All-Stars, meaning we will be introduced to a collection of r...

Chicago Live! Taping To Feature City's Top Chefs And Foodies

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Food lovers will not want to miss this evening's taping of Chicago Live! Chicago Live! is a weekly stage and radio show that features whatever and w...

How They Celebrated on Their Big Day

Audarshia Townsend | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Audarshia Townsend

The hard-working staff of Alinea worked their a#@es off to get those three coveted Michelin stars.