Monday, March 22, 2010

Phillip Foss May Be Out of His Mind . . .

Phillip Foss, executive chef at Lockwood (Photo: Lockwood)

OK, well not quite, but Lockwood's exec chef's humor is waaaaaaaaaaay out there on Twitter:

Taxi Ride Turns Scary For One Passenger . . .


Local blogger Hope Bertram had probably the scariest cab ride of her life last week after a night on the town:

STAGE BITES: The Weekly Dining & Drinking Guide

Stone Temple Pilots play The Riv on Saturday.

Every Monday look for the week's top performances paired with the best deals before and after the show:

The Twins Would Like To Say at Steppenwolf Theatre. A set of young Caribbean twins growing up in Wales set a pact to speak to no one but each other. Based on a true story that took place in the 1970s. Through April 25; this week 8 and 9:30pm Thursday, Friday. Get tickets here.

Boka: Located on the same block as the theater, this contemporary American resto is participating in Chicago Chef Week through Sunday. Three courses for $30 is the deal.

Landmark: There's always a scene at this clubby eatery, which is also part of Chicago Chef Week. Go before or after the show because the bar stays open until 2am.

Schwa's Michael Carlson, Others Up for Beard Awards

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312DD and scored the first-ever television interview with Schwa's Michael Carlson in 2009.

GrubStreet lists all the Chicago-area finalists for the annual James Beard Foundation Awards, including Schwa's Michael Carlson, avec's Koren Grieveson and Hot Chocolate's Mindy Segal.

Also, as we speculated last week, Rick Bayless is up for the TV Food Personality category.

The awards will be announced during a ceremony in New York on May 3. Good luck to all!

The Asian 'Meatball' Sandwich!

Belly Shack's Asian "Meatball" Sandwich jammed with lemongrass, fish sauce and mint. (Photo: Steve Dolinsky)

Today's Meatball Mondays comes to you by way of ABC's Steve "The Hungry Hound" Dolinsky—one of the first people in line when Belly Shack opened last fall.