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  • February 5, 2016


    ("CHICAGO BARS WITH UNBELIEVABLE FOOD", Thrillist, February 5, 2016)
    Burger. Fries. Burger. Fries. Burger. Fries. Sometimes it feels like we’re stuck in an infinite loop where every drinking establishment has a menu that’s about as exciting as going to prom with a sack of onions. Fortunately, we can always visit these 12 spots to get our fix for great bar food.Crab CellarLincoln ParkIn the basement of Oyster Bah, Crab Cellar is the kind of spot where you just want to grab a seat next to a bearded stranger and hear him tell tales of the high seas... or at...
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  • February 4, 2016

    Red velvet 32 ways for Valentine's Day

    ("Red velvet 32 ways for Valentine's Day", USA Today, February 4, 2016)
    Its national popularity may have reached an apex only in recent years, but legend holds that red velvet cake got its start in the Waldorf Astoria’s kitchens way back in the interwar years. Today, the hotel offers this decadent, blood-red dessert in both cake and cupcake forms. The ultimate vehicle for cream cheese in all its manifestations, red velvet is the romantic result of food coloring or beetroot added to chocolate or dark chocolate desserts, but the presentation has become...
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  • February 1, 2016

    Stephen Gillanders Named Executive Chef/Partner of Intro; Jessica Largey Begins as Next Visiting Chef

    Gillanders re-launches Intro with revamped a la carte menu focusing onhis culinary journey and the evolution of IntroCurrent chef-in-residence Stephen Gillanders has joined Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises as Intro’s new executive chef/partner. In this new permanent role, Gillanders will serve as a direct partner with all upcoming visiting chefs, as well as work on other LEYE projects. This new partnership and collaboration was sparked by the success of his residency, where his a la carte menu...
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  • January 27, 2016

    Aaron Martinez Joining Upcoming il Porcellino as Chef de Cuisine

    The Rustic Trattoria From Lettuce Entertain You Opens This SpringCHICAGO – JANUARY 2016 – The team behind il Porcellino has tapped Aaron Martinez as its chef de cuisine. He will be working directly with chef / partner Doug Psaltis and partners R.J., Jerrod and Molly Melman on the new restaurant opening this spring in River North. Martinez, who was most recently at Intro and garnered three stars from the Chicago Tribune, comes to Chicago by way of San Francisco’s Quince restaurant under the...
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