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How to Order Foreign Foods

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 09.12.2013 | Style
Lisa Mirza Grotts

Why is it that the best restaurants are always French or Italian and you have to be able to speak those languages to order?

The Ever-Changing World of Food and Drink

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 07.29.2013 | Arts
Elysabeth Alfano

These are interesting times. These are exciting times. There is much to be reveled about the fact that, more and more, rich history and family stories are being brought forward to the table by soulful chefs, entertaining magical spices, flavors and teas from around the globe.

New 'Check, Please!' Host Chosen

Posted 05.29.2013 | Chicago

The search is over for the new host of WTTW's popular "Check, Please!" food show. The show announced Wednesday morning that Catherine De Orio has b...

Brown Trout on Fear No ART Presents The Dinner Party

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 12.31.2012 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

As we gear up for another interesting Fear No Art presents The Dinner Party on Monday, October 29 at the Mayne Stage theater, I am excited to learn about the techniques of Executive Brown Trout Chef Sean Sanders.

WATCH: Hollywood's Most Overused Line?

Ben Craw | Posted 09.26.2012 | Entertainment

Are you in a tight spot? Need to make a quick escape? Does the place you're escaping from happen to be a restaurant or diner? Oh, and are you in a mov...

Barack on Local TV in 2001 (VIDEO): Reviewing Restaurant, Bewitching Audience

Charlie Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charlie Alderman

2010-10-04-barack.jpgThis video is magic. TV is a charisma contest, and Barack next to mere mortals is like Michael Jordan in a YMCA pick-up game.

"Check, Please!" Creator David Manilow on "The Interview Show"

Mark Bazer | Posted 04.16.2009 | Chicago
Mark Bazer

The creator and executive producer of "Check, Please!" discusses the show, Barack Obama's appearance, his favorite Chicago restaurants and more.

Obama, "Check, Please!" and the South Side

Josh Brusin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Josh Brusin

While the discussion of Obama's restaurant was interesting, his quote about retail and restaurant interest in the South Side was more telling.

"Check, Please!" Airing Unseen Episode Featuring Obama

Chicagoist | Chuck Sudo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

["Check, Please!" will] be going deep into the vaults on January 16. In response to a recent feature on WBEZ's "Eight Forty-Eight," WTTW will be runni...