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Harvest Fest to create cornucopia of community

Chef Paul Kahan said he and fellow Chicago chef Stephanie Izard planned Harvest Fest to bring West Loop residents and businesses together.

By Arts & Culture Reporter

September 26, 2016

Fulton Market’s first-ever Harvest Fest will bring the autumn spirit to the West Loop while  fundraising for a local charity. The festival, which debuts Oct. 2 and is organized by local chefs Paul Kahan and ...

Alum recognized for innovative company

Kyle Heller’s company, Cinematique, was listed as one of the world’s most innovative video companies in 2015.

By Katlyn Tolly

March 2, 2015

Kyle Heller, a 2008 film + video alumnus, is the co-founder of start-up company Cinematique, an online screening platform that has been identified as one of the World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Compan...

Spike Mendelsohn’s restaurant brings ‘Good Stuff’ to Loop

Spike Mendelsohn’s restaurant brings ‘Good Stuff’ to Loop

February 16, 2015

With so many burger joints in Chicago, was there ever really a need for the Washington D.C. restaurateurs of Good Stuff Eatery, 22 S. Wabash Ave., to open shop in the city? Traditional burger and shake f...

Columbia senior dies before graduation

By Campus Editor

May 15, 2014

While most seniors are preparing to start their professional careers, one beloved Columbia student’s life was tragically cut short.Marcus Martin, a graduating senior television major and former president of the Black Film Society, died of a heart attack May 14, according to a WCPO Cincinnati report. He was 25.Martin, a former film & video major and son of former Cincinnati Bengals player Mike Martin, was admitted in...

Getting wasted

By Managing Editor

March 17, 2014

This past Saturday in observance of St. Patrick's Day, hoards of drunk bros, wide-eyed tourists and everyone claiming to be Irish for the day flocked downtown at 9:30 a.m. to gawk at the annual dyeing of the Chicago River. While staring at a massive accumulation of neon green liquid may be a good time for some—I've never felt compelled to spend my Saturday sleep-in time watching drunkards cheer for colored water—the scien...

Local chef takes extreme ‘cookiNG’ online

By Alex Stedman

December 3, 2012

Superstar chefs have taken to the airways in shows such as Food Network’s “Iron Chef” and Bravo’s “Top Chef.” Now Chicago’s Homaro Cantu, executive chef of restaurants iNG and Moto, is doing them one better by producing his own YouTube series that explains how he concocts his signature dishes.Cantu recently launched “CookiNG Under Pressure,” a YouTube series focusing on iNG, which changes its menu every six...

Dishing ‘Top Chef’ with Sarah Grueneberg

By Sophia Coleman

April 2, 2012

After a chaotic season of barbecuing, heat exhaustion and intense food battles on “Top Chef: Texas,” local chef Sarah Grueneberg was named runner-up to Texas native Paul Qui, who took the title.Though the loss was tough for Grueneberg, the executive chef at Spiaggia, 980 N. Michigan Ave., she said she could not have asked for a more inspiring experience. Because she was born and raised in Texas, she saw her time on the s...

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