Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Chicago Q Celebrates Second Anniversary By Giving Back To Worthy Cause

Chicago q's BBQ flight of Kobe brisket, pulled pork and pulled chicken. (Photo: Chicago q)

What a tremendous way to celebrate a second anniversary!

On Sept. 4, Chicago q plans to donate 10 percent of the day's proceeds to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The organization is certainly a worthy beneficiary as it is the world's largest voluntary, nonprofit health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services. Since 1949, LLS has awarded more than $814 million in research funding for all blood cancers.

Carrie Nahabedian Calls Out Current Trends, Casual Restaurants In 'Chef's Journal'

Photo via RIA of Nahabedian's new restaurant location.

Not much has been revealed about the forthcoming French-inspired restaurant from Carrie Nahabedian (Naha), but one thing is clear: It will not be a casual sit-down spot.

In her own words, she elaborated in Chef's Journal:

Top Local Chefs Sound Off On What It Was Like To Work For Trotter In Tribune Feature


Charlie Trotter's last day is Friday, but before the iconic restaurant has its final dinner service, the Chicago Tribune's Mark Caro writes about the intensity in the kitchen in a three-part series.

Here are some of the best excerpts from Part 1:

"Charlie walks into the kitchen," (Homaro) Cantu recalls, "and he goes up to Graham Elliot, and he puts his hands around (Elliot's) neck, and he's like, 'Don't you know that I will (expletive) kill you right now?' And Elliot's just standing there, and tears (come) right out of his eyes."