Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Rick Bayless Is Apparently Not Alone!

Frontera Grill's Rick Bayless. (Photo: Frontera Grill)

Following S. Pellegrino's annual World's 50 Best Restaurants announcement earlier this week, celebrated chef Rick Bayless (Frontera Grill, Topolobampo) boldly questioned its selection process, according to Eater Chicago.

While some might think he has a case of sour grapes, a prominent restaurant professional (who wanted to remain anonymous) agreed with him, saying that "lots of chefs don't like the Top 50 list."

Freebie Alert: The Bedford!

The Bedford's interior. (Photo: The Bedford)

You gotta get a load of this deal . . .

So The Bedford fetes its first anniversary, and to honor this festive occasion, they're doing it up pretty hot on Thursday.

Executive Chef/partner Mark Steuer has gathered some of his favorite chef friends (Matt Troost, Three Aces; John Manion, La Sirena Clandestina; and Mindy Segal, Hot Chocolate) for a three-course feast that should be quite memorable.

Here's the menu:

'Andersonville Wine Walk' Returns . . .


Cross your fingers for good weather when the Andersonville Wine Walk returns on May 20.

That's your chance to shop, sip, shop, sip at all the cute little retail stores in the area, as you learn all you can about vino.

Arami To Open Second Location in River North

Ukrainian Village's Arami interior photo via

If you know sushi in Chicago, then you know Ukrainian Village's Arami is a serious power player.

It's garnered all types of accolades with industry insiders and the media, so it wasn't a surprise when an Ultimate Insider told 312DD the partners were planning a second location in River North.