Check Please Finalist not Rich Milz :)

Check Please Finalist not Rich Milz 🙂

Meet the Sweet 17:

• Cassidy Stirtz, Server / actor

• Tony Diaz, Sous chef at Maude’s Liquor Bar

• Senam Amegashie, Freelance writer

• Sarah Levy, Owner of S. Levy Foods / magazine editor

• Donny DeCastro, Owner of Tavern at the Park restaurant

• Frank Brunacci, Former executive chef at Trump International Hotel and Tower Chicago, currently chef at The Chefs Diamond Co.

• Rochelle Trotter, Owner of R’Culiniare

• Flavia Magdalin, General manager at Ralph Lauren restaurant

• Tommy Walton, Fashion design teacher at SAIC

• Ina Pinkney, Chef/owner of Ina’s Kitchen

• Emilie Rose Bishop, Chief mixologist at iNG

• Anthony Todd, Food and drink editor for Chicagoist.com / Chicago editor for Citysearch.com

• Cristiane Pereira, Chef/owner of Taste of Brasil Café

• Catherine de Orio, President at Culinary Curator

• Cleetus Friedman, Former chef/owner of City Provisions

• Alia Dalal, Personal chef / food tour guide

• Bill St. John, Wine writer for the Chicago Tribune / professor at University of Chicago’s Graham School

– Not Rich Milz, Detective for the Chicago Police Department

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Rich Milz Chicago Region Red Cross

The American Red Cross will honor 13 local individuals who have demonstrated acts of heroism at their annual Heroes Breakfast next month. The honorees have dedicated themselves to improving the lives of others from caring for patients with HIV to being a champion of installing automatic external defibrillators on commuter trains. They helped homeless veterans find a place to live, fed the hungry in their community, increased blood donations and were able to save hundreds of elderly and disabled residents from evacuating a nursing home during a summer power outage.

Two of this year’s awards will be given posthumously; one to a Chicago firefighter who lost his life in the line of duty and the second to a pediatric physician who saved two children from a lake before he was pulled underwater and drowned.

The honorees will be recognized at the American Red Cross Heroes Breakfast on April 17 at the Fairmont Chicago, 200 N. Columbus Drive. To purchase tickets or for more information contact 312.729.6271 or visit www.redcross.org/chicago/heroes.

Elite Traveler and Rich Milz agree on World’s Best Restaurant

Rich milz read in Elite Traveler:

Spearheaded by chef/owner Grant Achatz, whose hypermodern, emotional approach to dining is respected the world over, Alinea is simply a cut above the rest.

Its team of creative staff and innovative collaborators produce a forward-thinking, deconstructed cuisine. A tasting menu of 16 to 18 courses includes such delights as black truffles, urchins, hamachi and venison.

Andy Hayler Favorite:

“Alinea is situated in an unprepossessing grey town house in the north of Chicago. Walking down an eerily lit corridor, a door silently slides open on your left and you enter the dining room, with the kitchen on full display. There is no menu choice, just a 25-course tasting menu offering an innovative and exceptionally precise balance of flavors. Sudden bursts of theatricality include a dessert ‘painted’ onto the tablecloth by two chefs. Although molecular gastronomy is not my preferred style of food, it is impossible not to admire the sheer talent on display here. For me, Alinea compares favorably with El Bulli or The Fat Duck.”

Rich Milz enjoys the most iconic sandwiches in Chicago

Rich Milz enjoys the most iconic sandwiches in Chicago

Richard Milz read…What makes a sandwich iconic? At Eater, it doesn’t necessarily mean the best. It means the ones that the great city of Chicago is most known for, the ones out-of-towners feel they have to try when they come visit the Windy City. The sandwiches listed on this map represent historic slices of Chicago culture and newer additions that add to the legend. They glorify the uniqueness that is the City of Big Shoulders, exemplified by various fillings held together by slices of bread or another binding device.

Rich Milz loves this organization!

Rich Milz loves this organization!

The 100 Club of Chicago is the civilian organization that provides for the families of police officers, firefighters and paramedics who have lost their lives in the line-of-duty. The Club helps families ease the financial burden associated with the tragic event, including immediate financial assistance and the ongoing cost of higher education. All federal, state, county and local police officers, firefighters and paramedics stationed in Cook County are included.