Twenty-two places for burgers
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And what they’re making
Who’s making it here and what they’re making
A handful of fine-dining institutions from the 70s, 80s, and 90s have served as major incubators of culinary talent–in fact many local hotshots have worked at several. More than that, though, these places are a testament to how long fine dining has been part of the fabric of the city. They’ve all won major awards and share a devotion to innovation, detail, and customer service (and they all charge accordingly). What follows is a selective map of influence.
How Rich Melman and his Lettuce Entertain You empire set the scene for Chicago’s culinary revolution.
The new Keira Knightley vehicle is an OK romance, but it’s no Pride and Prejudice.
The formative years of a very peculiar man.
In his new historical crime novel, Andrew Vachss charts today’s horrors in yesterday’s corruption.
Girls of all ages have loved Laura Ingalls Wilder’s stories for more than 70 years. They don’t need to be patronized to relate.
The endurance test that is Wagner’s masterpiece.
Ruth Reichl made her name as a restaurant critic, but in her two best-selling memoirs, Tender at the Bone and Comfort Me With Apples, she proved herself a compelling storyteller as well. The latest (and allegedly final) installment in the trilogy, Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise (Penguin), not only […]
Doina Dimitriu steps into Renata Tebaldi’s shoes–and Maria Callas’s bodice–in the Lyric’s Tosca.
With his new memoir, Toast, Brit food writer Nigel Slater might find his niche in the States.
Chocolate (and Vanilla and Black Walnut and Saffron Honey) City: A guide to local ice cream, gelato, and more