Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Here We Go Again . . .


Strange things are going on at Ole Hardwood. I've certainly have never seen such a strategy. . .

Thanks to the tipster who sent in this photo.

UPDATE: Looks like their executive chef has said sayonara.

Chicago's Cocktail Queens . . .

DeJorn Huffman of Sable Kitchen & Bar. (Photo: Bols Genever)

. . . have beaten the odds and conquered a male-dominated industry.

Big props go to Bridget Albert, DeJorn Huffman (Kimpton's Sable Kitchen & Bar), Lynn House (Blackbird) and Debbi Peek (The Bristol), who have changed the way people see women bartenders.

Check out the story right here, which also includes tasty cocktail recipes you can make at home.

Laurent Gras Speaks Out On Michelin Stars!


Well, at least on his blog.

The acclaimed French-born chef—who received three Michelin stars Tuesday for his work with L2O (the only other three star went to Alinea)—wrote:

One Chef's Perspective on Michelin

Chef Ryan Poli of Perennial.

Chicago's most prominent food writers are not the only ones with an opinion on Tuesday's first-ever announcement of Michelin stars.

Ryan Poli, the chef at Perennial who received Bib Gourmand honors, has a few things on his mind as well:

Chicago Michelin Results Are In!

(Photo: Michelin Guides)

Keep clicking right here as Time Out's keeping count of the first-ever Michelin stars the top chefs in the city are getting today . . .

Big news of the day: As predicted Monday, avec did not get a star.