Once infamous for its excesses, the influential restaurant from mercurial chef Michael Carlson has transformed itself into a fertile proving ground for Chicago’s next generation of young culinary talent. Now that it’s all grown up, has Schwa lost its edge?
Next and the Aviary hold a reunion for graduates of Grant Achatz’s first restaurant, Trio.
Some of the behind-the-scenes antics from Key Ingredient
Who does chef-memoirist-addict Brandon Baltzley think he is?
Food Issue: Sneaking into Schwa
A short video made for a Second City competition imagines where the wormwood-based spirit might originate.
The return of Bizarre Foods, fermented pineapple brew, wood fired bagels, and more
Chicago nominees for the 2012 James Beard Foundation Awards were announced yesterday.
In this week’s Food & Drink: Chris Nugent’s new spot, Goosefoot, and other Lincoln Square restaurants
Thoughts on the first 50 episodes of Key Ingredient
Culinary talent that branched out from Alinea, Blackbird, the Violet Hour, Tru, and more
Food Truck Social 2011 suffers from its own success
Food & Drink in this week’s Reader: an off-the-grid brewery in the making, beer guides, Rustic House, Cocktail Challenge, and more
Some outtakes from Michael Carlson’s Key Ingredient shoot at Schwa
Schwa’s Michael Carlson takes on (and partakes of) the bitter booze