Last week, Terzo Piano hosted a Chefs' Playground, which featured celebrity chefs cook their gourmet plates right in front of you, including Rick Bayless, Paul Kahan, Bill Kim, Sarah Grueneberg, and many, many more.
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It's all about the pork at The Publican. While Paul Kahan's place features just as much seafood, there's no hanging artwork of an oversized fish on the walls, I'm just saying.
I went to Avec because I was embarrassed. Please don't judge me, but the last time I checked out the West Loop staple was about seven years ago, two years before I even moved to Chicago. But while shame took years to bring me back, the pizza had me return in less than a week.
It's no real surprise that Mayor Rahm Emanuel tops Chicago Magazine's list of the 100 Most Powerful Chicagoans, but we were surprised to see that so many people in the food world made the cut.
Obviously, the vast selection Publican Quality Meats is impossible to chronicle completely here, and I'd encourage a visit instead to check it all out. But in the meantime, click through the slideshow for a first look inside.
Publican Quality Meats, which is located right next door to The Publican, will open its doors for the first time on Monday, February 5. Only bread and pantry items will be available for the first week due to inspections. As if just to tease us, a video was also just released showcasing Kahan's crew butchering up a big ol' pile of meat.
What happens when one of the best restaurants in Chicago plays with sandwiches? If it's at Blackbird and the sandwich in question is the organic pork belly, then your mind is going to be blown.
Last Last Sunday, on the lawn of Culver Studios, the chef-tacular second annual L.A. Loves Alex's Lemonade benefit was held for pediatric cancer research. Deeply moved by Alex's story, Los Angeles chefs Suzanne Goin(AOC, Lucques, Tavern) and husband David Lentz (The Hungry Cat), plus Goin's business partner Caroline Styne, have collected an astonishing group of chefs, mixologists and vintners. Everyone came out to lend a hand, a grill and a copious amount of wine and whisky to support the cause.
Many farmers double as philosophers. David Cleverdon of Kinnikinnick Farm is no exception. A few weeks back we had the pleasure of spending time with this farmer, who's been reputed as the guy who brought the arugula craze to Chicago. Using Kinnikinnick Farm produce, we cooked a harvest dinner with chef Paul Kahan of Publican. Watch it all come together in the video.
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City Flavors Couple-it Feast at Blackbird When: Sunday August 30, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Where: Blackbird, 619 W Randolph Street, Chicago IL 60611 (map) How Much: Free! Listen up, serious eaters, especially those who live in or near Chicago. Thanks to our partner Gold Peak Tea, Serious Eats is hosting a great party on Sunday August 30 at Blackbird, which is truly one of the Windy City's best restaurants. Blackbird chef and co-owner Paul Kahan, working with his chef de cuisine, has put together a seriously delicious menu of five dishes that they have expertly paired with each of the Gold Peak five flavors. The party starts at 6 p.m. and here's the crazy thing: if you're a member...