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Quick Bites

By Chuck Sudo in Food on Feb 11, 2010 6:20PM


  • Michael Nagrant looks at all the new artisan bakeries opening in the area and says, "It Is Good." [Sun-Times]

  • Jennifer Gavin, who should be acclimated to being yelled at by her bosses after participating in "Hell's Kitchen," is out after less than a month at the helm of Hyde Park Creole space The Big Easy, (formerly Orly's). Taking over for Gavin is Ronisha Preckwinckle, daughter-in-law of Alderman Toni Preckwinckle, the Democratic nominee for Cook County Board President. [Dolinsky/Vocalo]

  • Grub Street Chicago's Helen Rosner is moving over to its big sister Grub Street New York. That means there's an opening at GS Chi. [Grub Street Chicago]

  • Rick Tramonto, Tony Mantuano and Graham Elliot Bowles will be competing in Top Chef Masters 2 [The Stew]

  • As for Top Chef Master Prime Rick Bayless, the official press release for Red O, his Los Angeles restaurant, was sent out yesterday. [Inbox]

  • DIY conversation heart candies [Drive-Thru]

  • We have a candidate for Worst Restaurant Name. Surprisingly it isn't a Chinese restaurant. It's also in West Rogers Park. Say hello to The Money Shot. [Reader]