How Chicago fared competing for—and running—the James Beard Foundation awards.
And the restaurants did as well as they always do.
The James Beard Foundation Awards announcements yesterday showed a scene that’s strong on one side, not very strong on the other.
Culinary icons from Paul Kahan to Rick Bayless, Grant Achatz to Matthias Merges, Ina Pinkney to Homaro Cantu have forged unlikely relationships with brands such as Nestlé, Kraft, and Lean Cuisine. The results might surprise you.
In-the-know Chicagoans recommend “Charles James: Deconstructed,” the Poetry Foundation, and Home/Land
A new coffee-table book on Chicago restaurant history
After 14 years, and with a new chef, Paul Kahan’s trailblazing restaurant Blackbird still flies high.
Artist Tyrue “Slang” Jones cries foul after his Violet Hour painting vanishes.
Semifinalists for the James Beard Awards have been announced, and just like in spring, some perennials pop up.
What to expect from the Sonotheque space in its new life as a Beauty Bar
The reopened Sprout, plus Big Star, DMK Burger, and other restaurants too new to review.
No more honky-tonk bingo or people-watching at the Pontiac.