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Mini-review: Table Fifty-Two

Table Fifty-Two 52 W. Elm 312-573-4000 Chef Art Smith’s upscale Southern-inspired comfort classics and attentive service warm both heart and stomach. Dinner starts with a savory goat cheese biscuit baked in its own miniature cast iron skillet and ends with an array of decadent desserts to choose from. In between are hearty and familiar yet [...]

Anthony Bourdain on Sound Opinions, tonight at 8 PM

The Bourdain makes a guest appearance tonight on our favorite NPR show. From the Trib: …what the heck does Anthony Bourdain listen to when he is cooking Italian food? Find out Friday on “Sound Opinions” on WBEZ-91.5 FM when Tribune rock critic Greg Kot and his sidekick Jim DeRogatis, rock critic of the Chicago Sun-Times, [...]

wasabigelatine’s 2007 holiday gift guide

Last Christmas a friend of mine received a Starbucks gift card from his boss. Not a very original gift, but it’s the thought that counts. And that thought must’ve been “I don’t want to offend you by not getting anything but I really couldn’t care less, so let’s see what’s in the lobby. Oh hey, [...]

The ultimate goodie bag from Charlie Trotter’s

Last Sunday, Charlie Trotter’s celebrated its 20th anniversary with an eight-course over-the-top extravaganza cooked up by Trotter and many other international culinary luminaries like Thomas Keller (The French Laundry, Per Se), Ferran AdriĆ  (el Bulli), and Hester Blumenthal (The Fat Duck). The $5,000-a-head dinner also included a goodie bag any gourmand would almost pay the [...]

Chicago celebrity-owned restaurants

Metromix has an article about “Chicago alternatives to hot celeb-owned restaurants on the coasts”, such as Justin Timberlake’s Southern Hospitality (it recommends Smoke Daddy for low-key BBQ and down-home cookin’) and suggests Japonais as a substitute for Ashton Kutcher’s Geisha House, which I’m sure offers delights with other ethnically-sensitive names like Mr. Miyagi’s Maki and [...]