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THE MOST INFLUENTIAL CHEF (NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT) IN CHICAGO

THE MOST INFLUENTIAL CHEF (NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT) IN CHICAGO

Rita Dever helped create some of the most popular restaurants in Chicago—in the Lettuce Entertain You test kitchen


People - February 14, 2017 - 8:32 am - Amber Gibson


HOW A CHICAGO BEER GUY BECAME A NATURAL WINES GUY

HOW A CHICAGO BEER GUY BECAME A NATURAL WINES GUY

Bad Hunter’s Michael McAvena was The Publican’s original beer director, but now it’s sustainable, biodynamic wines that get him excited


People - November 28, 2016 - 9:27 am - Amber Gibson


LET’S DO LUNCH WITH CARRIE NAHABEDIAN

LET’S DO LUNCH WITH CARRIE NAHABEDIAN

The James Beard award-winning chef reopens NAHA for lunch—and talks about cooking for a world that eats at its desk


People - May 10, 2016 - 9:23 am - Amber Gibson


HANGING OUT WITH JAMES BEARD AWARD WINNERS—THE MORNING AFTER

HANGING OUT WITH JAMES BEARD AWARD WINNERS—THE MORNING AFTER

We gather the morning-after reflections of three of the celebrated chefs who went home (eventually) with medals Monday night


People - May 4, 2016 - 8:40 am - Amber Gibson


FIRST LOOK AT SNAGGLETOOTH, CHICAGO’S ARTISAN FISH DELI, OPENING SATURDAY

FIRST LOOK AT SNAGGLETOOTH, CHICAGO’S ARTISAN FISH DELI, OPENING SATURDAY

Chefs Bill Montagne and Jennifer Kim get back in touch with fish—and customers—at their casual new Lakeview shop


People - February 18, 2016 - 9:19 am - Amber Gibson


MAYBE THE BEST NEW FRENCH RESTAURANT IN CHICAGO ISN’T WHAT WE THINK

MAYBE THE BEST NEW FRENCH RESTAURANT IN CHICAGO ISN’T WHAT WE THINK

It’s not on year-end ten-best lists—unlike a certain French restaurant in the city—but Winnetka’s little-known George Trois is aiming for the stars


People - December 18, 2015 - 9:56 am - Amber Gibson


SKIP THE GOLD LEAF—LEIGH OMILINSKY’S MOVE TO ITALIAN PASTRY AT NICO OSTERIA

SKIP THE GOLD LEAF—LEIGH OMILINSKY’S MOVE TO ITALIAN PASTRY AT NICO OSTERIA

When an acclaimed Chicago pastry chef switches from French to Italian sweets, it’s a new world


People - December 9, 2015 - 7:10 pm - Amber Gibson