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Chicago Gears Up for the James Beard Awards

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 07.02.2014 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

The impact of so many great chefs and excellent restaurants can be felt by the James Beard Foundation announcing its nominees in Chicago, rather than New York.

Keeping Score in Chicago Episode XX: Rick Bayless - it Tastes Better in Chicago

Mark Konkol and Todd Fooks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mark Konkol and Todd Fooks

Rick Bayless talks about his big win on "Top Chef Masters," the opening of his new fast food joint and why he'll never open a restaurant in Los Angeles.

Rick Bayless: The Obama's White House Chef?

NPR | Daniel Zwerdling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

When Sen. Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, want a special night out in Chicago, they often head for the award-winning Mexican restaurant Topolobam...

Rick Bayless: Chicago's Official Mexican chef?

Esther J. Cepeda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Esther J. Cepeda

In a town with at least a handful of hot Latino chefs and restaurateurs - and where 1.44 million of its 1.8 million Hispanics are of Mexican descent - when you look at all the Mexican chefs who are referred to as Mexican food experts in Chicago's media, there's no list - it's just Rick Bayless.