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  • January 27, 2015

    RESTAURANT & FOOD VISIONARIES AWARDED JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION HIGH HONORS 

    RICHARD MELMAN NAMED 2015 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD RECIPIENT

     MICHEL NISCHAN NAMED 2015 HUMANITARIAN OF THE YEAR AWARD RECIPIENT 

     

    New York, NY (January 26, 2015) – The James Beard Foundation announced...

  • January 22, 2015
     
    North Bethesda, MD (January 22, 2015) – Chef/Partners Jeff Mahin and Francis Brennan are introducing two of their successful restaurant concepts to the East Coast. Today, Summer House Santa Monica, a California‐inspired restaurant with an existing location in Chicago, opens in the Pike & Rose community ...
  • December 16, 2014

    CHICAGO – December 2014 – Intro is an innovative new concept with an entrepreneurial spirit that will introduce up-and-coming culinary talent from around the country to Chicago, beginning in February 2015. The concept is a partnership between restaurateur Rich Melman, Founder of Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, Chef/Partner Matthew Kirkley, who helmed the kitchen at two-Michelin star L2O, and rising star chefs from around the country. For two-to-three months, the chef-in-...

  • December 8, 2014
    Dreamed up by the creative team of Nate Redner (Shaw's bar manager), Luke Hornberger, Jacob Sembrano (Goose Island's head brewer), and John Hall (Goose Island founder), the special brew is called Pearl, Shaw's Commemorative Common. Designed to pair perfectly with Shaw's seafood menu, namely its oysters, Pearl is a riff off a California Common, known for its medium body and malty, mildly fruity flavor, which is usually brewed with a special strain of yeast that works...

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