Tag Archives: Rick Bayless

‘Cascabel:’ Chef-inspired Dinner Theater

Rick Bayless, chef of Frontera Grill, Topolobampo and Xoco restaurants, takes a turn at entertaining his many fans in Cascabel, a love story set in a Mexican kitchen. The show sprinkles Bayless’ signature dishes between Cirque-du-Soleil-style segments and a healthy … Continue reading

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Cold? Warm up with Hot Chocolate in Chicago!

When the weather outside is frightful, nothing tastes better than a piping hot mug of hot chocolate. Fortunately, Chicago has several must-try spots. The first on my list is the eponymous Hot Chocolate (1747 North Damen Avenue). Mindy Segal was … Continue reading

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No time for fine dining? Try a sandwich instead.

Who would think that spectacular repertoire menus, white tablecloths and wine pairings would be too confining for chefs? Turns out a number of top talents have branched out from their fine dining empires to include faster, more reasonably priced ways … Continue reading

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Get Your Last Bites of Chicago at O’Hare

If you missed some of the fantastic dining options while you were in the city, never fear! Many iconic Chicago dining experiences can be found between arrivals and departures at O’Hare International Airport. Chicago is famous for its deep dish … Continue reading

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Get the most out of Chicago Gourmet

Chicago Gourmet, the premier outdoor wine and food festival of the Fall season, runs September 23-25 at Millenium Park. Now in its fourth year, the event promises to be bigger and better than ever. Because it’s so large, it’s important … Continue reading

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