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The Alinea chef's moment of gastronomic time-travel is due to present its first menu, a tribute to the legendary French chef drawn from his "Le Guide Culinaire," on April 1. But it's not the first time Achatz has served up Escoffier's recipes. Read more
Mayoral candidate Miguel del Valle says he declined an invitation from Rahm Emanuel to co-chair the mayor-elect’s transition team. Del Valle told me in a phone interview that he turned the position down because—after his term as City Clerk is over on May 15th—he will work on other projects “organizing around progressive issues in the neighborhoods.”... Read more
Truth is, when The Creative Director first alerted me to a newly opened bar somewhere in the vicinity of North Center and Irving Park, he did so with a smirk. “You should see this place,” he said. “They have their name cast in concrete over the door, and there’s this huge LED sign out front... Read more
Yesterday's big business news was that Chicago-based Boeing won a $35b contract to replace the Air Force's extremely old tanker planes over the European conglomerate EADS. It's the third time the contract has been awarded, and the latest development in one of Washington's longest, most expensive dramas. Read more
Terry Ledford, the owner of The White Attic just informed us that the Lamp Bar he has at his Andersonville shop now lives online, too... Read more
Rich Daley suffered his share of controversial stories about his brothers Bill and John, but they were not nearly as dramatic as what awaits us with Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Last night on WIND’s Mike Gallagher Show, the conservative host was in full outrage mode over a story... Read more
The city is set to break a monthly snowfall record that's stood since the 19th century. Just be grateful that it's not a dark mush of cigar ashes, soot, and "horseshoe particle" like the one that fell back then. Read more
A Highland Park resident and developer of the Wit hotel, Scott Greenberg will unveil his latest brainchild, the 15,000-square-foot “boutique concert venue and nightclub” Viper Alley, on March 11th in Lincolnshire. With final sound checks underway, he explained to the Chaser why he thinks the North Shore is ready to rock... Read more