On Wednesday, former chef de cuisine at Avec made her departure official by announcing it on Twitter.
@KorenGrievson Thank you for all the support. I'm sad to be leaving avec. They are my family. Love you my Chicago family.
On Sunday, Steve Dolinsky posted a photo to Instagram of the bottom of his check from Central Kitchen in San Francisco. The note on the bottom of the check read, “We are proud to offer our staff full dental coverage. A charge of $2.50 per guest makes this possible. Thank you!” The photo sparked a debate among fellow food media and chefs about the lack of heath care in the restaurant industry.
@SteveDolinsky 1st time I've ever seen this note on a bill…Very cool. Bravo, @CentralKitchen
We were fortunate enough to join the oenofiles at “Zagat Presents sponsored by Mastercard Priceless Chicago: First Look at City Winery.” For those of you who were not with us on Tuesday night during our behind-the-scenes tour and three-course dinner, check out the album on Google+.
Au Cheval sent out a quiet little tweet on Sunday that the retro diner would begin serving brunch. All we had to say was, "it's about time!"
@AuCheval Open for first brunch today. Now serving breakfast beers, Bright-eyed cocktails and Au Cheval classics plus some.
Chicago won a year ago, but can our fair city claim consecutive titles and bring the Starbucks pumpkin spice latte to town early? The contest on Facebook pits cities against each other to show their love of the fall flavor. Points can be earned by spreading the contest on Facebook and Twitter, answering trivia questions or creating custom cover photos. Get going - we are jonesing for some pumpkin!
Exuberant chef Brandon Baltzley, known for his dramatic departure from Tribute to return to rehab over a year ago, may be seeking a return to the Chicago food scene – at least for a night. Last night he tweeted this:
@Brandon Baltzley Thinking about a Chicago pop-up... Any chefs up for the gamble?
Not sure if any chefs responded, but that's one gamble we're certainly up for.