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  • Post #541 - March 20th, 2022, 8:54 am
    Post #541 - March 20th, 2022, 8:54 am Post #541 - March 20th, 2022, 8:54 am
    Richard A. LoRusso (St. Louis, MO)

    Rich began cooking at Godfather's Ristorante and the Mayfair Hotel. In 1986 he opened LoRusso's restaurant with his wife and partner Terri, whom he had wisely married four years earlier, and his brother Tom. In three years, the restaurant was so successful it needed to move to its larger current location on Watson Road and became known as LoRusso's Cucina.
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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  • Post #542 - April 9th, 2022, 5:11 am
    Post #542 - April 9th, 2022, 5:11 am Post #542 - April 9th, 2022, 5:11 am
    Bill Ball, Owner Of Abundance Bakery In Bronzeville, Dies At 74.
    https://blockclubchicago.org/2022/04/08 ... ies-at-74/
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #543 - April 15th, 2022, 6:45 pm
    Post #543 - April 15th, 2022, 6:45 pm Post #543 - April 15th, 2022, 6:45 pm
    From facebook:

    Bob Chinn's Crabhouse Restaurant is at Bob Chinn's Crabhouse Restaurant.
    Wheeling, IL

    Today we lost a legend. It’s with an extremely heavy heart that we announce the passing of our fearless leader, our friend, our family member- the one and only, Bob Chinn. To know him was to love him and he was known by so many. His larger-than-life personality and famous tastebuds gave us 99 fantastic years of excitement, innovation and countless smiles. Everyone who has walked through the doors of his eponymous restaurant has been a part of this incredible journey and we’d like to thank you all. We will be celebrating his wonderful life- more details to follow in the coming days. In the interim, we’d love to hear all of your “Bob” stories- we know everybody has one! Photos are welcome too! Please send to: info@bobchinns.com. Thank you again for the love and support in making his life a truly spectacular one! #bobchinnscrabhouse #bobchinns #chicagosbesttv #chicagolegend
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
    Facebook, Twitter, Greater Midwest Foodways, Road Food 2012: Podcast
  • Post #544 - April 21st, 2022, 6:29 pm
    Post #544 - April 21st, 2022, 6:29 pm Post #544 - April 21st, 2022, 6:29 pm
    Don Breede, Beloved Second-Generation Owner Of Hagen’s Fish Market, Dies At 77.
    https://blockclubchicago.org/2022/04/21 ... ies-at-77/
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #545 - May 23rd, 2022, 6:31 pm
    Post #545 - May 23rd, 2022, 6:31 pm Post #545 - May 23rd, 2022, 6:31 pm
    Robert J. Vlasic, who turned his family business into the nation's largest purveyor of pickles, gherkins and sauerkraut, died this month at 96. When he was growing up in Detroit, the son of a Croatian immigrant who ran a dairy business, Americans consumed just 1.8 pounds of pickles per capita per year. By the time he sold his company to Campbell Soup in 1978, the number had quadrupled to 8 pounds per capita. Vlasic had a laid-back, lighthearted approach, and once published a pamphlet called "Bob Vlasic's 101 Pickle Jokes."
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
    Facebook, Twitter, Greater Midwest Foodways, Road Food 2012: Podcast
  • Post #546 - July 3rd, 2022, 12:19 pm
    Post #546 - July 3rd, 2022, 12:19 pm Post #546 - July 3rd, 2022, 12:19 pm
    DAN WOLF OBITUARY
    Dan "Danny" Wolf, 77, proud owner of the Bagel Restaurant for 70 years. Dan was of the few child survivors of the infamous Theresienstadt concentration camp. He came to America at an early age with his family and started to help out at the original Bagel Restaurant in Albany Park, which was started by his grandparents Chaim and Elsa Golenzer and his parents, Ruth and Edward Wolf. He typed the daily menus because was the only family member that had mastered enough English at the time. Subsequently, he shepherded the Bagel through three locations, along with his late uncle Michael Golenzer, they wove it into the collective memory of generations of Chicagoans. In addition, Dan was active as local Commissioner and President of the East Lakeview Chamber of Commerce.
  • Post #547 - July 22nd, 2022, 4:09 am
    Post #547 - July 22nd, 2022, 4:09 am Post #547 - July 22nd, 2022, 4:09 am
    According to the Chez Moi Facebook page, chef Dominique Tougne has passed away. RIP.

    We are very sad to tell you we lost our dear Dominique yesterday, 20 July 2022.

    We are heartbroken to have lost not only our culinary genius, but also our gracious leader who put people first and approached life with a mischievous sense of humor, and an all-embracing love.

    Visitation will be at Drake Funeral Home, 5303 North Western Avenue, Chicago, USA, from 4-8pm Monday 1 August. A non-religious service will be held during the visitation at 630pm. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in his name to Food Allergy & Research Education (foodallergy.org/) or Operation North Pole (operationnorthpole.org/).

    Chef Dominique would have wanted us to keep going, so we plan to reopen Chez Moi and French Quiche 3 August. Thank you to everyone who has supported us through the years. Your messages of kindness mean a lot to us during these troubling times.
  • Post #548 - July 25th, 2022, 5:02 am
    Post #548 - July 25th, 2022, 5:02 am Post #548 - July 25th, 2022, 5:02 am
    Diana Kennedy, Authority on Mexican Cooking, Dies at 99
    https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/24/obit ... ticleShare
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #549 - August 4th, 2022, 7:29 pm
    Post #549 - August 4th, 2022, 7:29 pm Post #549 - August 4th, 2022, 7:29 pm
    Janice Bluestein Longone (July 31, 1933 - August 3, 2022) has died. Founder of the Culinary Historians of Ann Arbor and much, much more.

    Janice Longone, prominent culinary historian who helped Julia Child and James Beard, has died
    Well before food television, Amazon, eBay, cookbook stores and university food studies programs, culinary luminaries such as Julia Child, M.F.K. Fisher, James Beard and Craig Claiborne sought Longone’s help when they needed deep background for their work. Through the Food and Wine Library, the mail-order bookshop she launched out of her home in Ann Arbor in the 1970s, Longone sourced and sold rare cookbooks that were almost impossible to find elsewhere and that often revealed much about society and history in general.
    ...

    Rick Bayless would visit her to read the books he could not afford to purchase very, very early in his career.
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
    Facebook, Twitter, Greater Midwest Foodways, Road Food 2012: Podcast
  • Post #550 - August 5th, 2022, 6:30 am
    Post #550 - August 5th, 2022, 6:30 am Post #550 - August 5th, 2022, 6:30 am
    Georges Briguet, the bonhomous owner of Le Périgord, who greeted and seated guests by name nightly at that classic haute cuisine French restaurant in Manhattan for a half-century, died on July 26 in Montauk, N.Y. He was 85.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/04/dini ... -dead.html
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #551 - August 14th, 2022, 5:33 am
    Post #551 - August 14th, 2022, 5:33 am Post #551 - August 14th, 2022, 5:33 am
    Cathy2 wrote:Janice Bluestein Longone (July 31, 1933 - August 3, 2022) has died. Founder of the Culinary Historians of Ann Arbor and much, much more.

    Janice Longone, prominent culinary historian who helped Julia Child and James Beard, has died
    Well before food television, Amazon, eBay, cookbook stores and university food studies programs, culinary luminaries such as Julia Child, M.F.K. Fisher, James Beard and Craig Claiborne sought Longone’s help when they needed deep background for their work. Through the Food and Wine Library, the mail-order bookshop she launched out of her home in Ann Arbor in the 1970s, Longone sourced and sold rare cookbooks that were almost impossible to find elsewhere and that often revealed much about society and history in general.
    ...

    Rick Bayless would visit her to read the books he could not afford to purchase very, very early in his career.

    Jan Longone, Influential Scholar of Food History, Dies at 89
    https://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/13/dini ... ticleShare
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #552 - August 15th, 2022, 1:27 pm
    Post #552 - August 15th, 2022, 1:27 pm Post #552 - August 15th, 2022, 1:27 pm
    Dave148 wrote:Jan Longone, Influential Scholar of Food History, Dies at 89
    https://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/13/dini ... ticleShare

    All the recipes collected via the Family Heirloom Recipe Contest are destined for her archive. Many researchers use this archive, so it felt like the best place for them.

    Regards,
    CAthy2
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
    Facebook, Twitter, Greater Midwest Foodways, Road Food 2012: Podcast
  • Post #553 - August 16th, 2022, 3:09 pm
    Post #553 - August 16th, 2022, 3:09 pm Post #553 - August 16th, 2022, 3:09 pm
    Jerry Starkman, who founded Mustard’s Last Stand hot dog haven near Northwestern’s football stadium, dead at 84

    Jerry Starkman was nicknamed “Colonel Mustard” for founding Mustard’s Last Stand, a hot dog hut that has operated in the shadow of Northwestern University’s football stadium in Evanston for 53 years.
  • Post #554 - August 27th, 2022, 10:46 am
    Post #554 - August 27th, 2022, 10:46 am Post #554 - August 27th, 2022, 10:46 am
    Roland Mesnier, the French-born pastry chef who whipped up desserts for five presidents and dignitaries over a quarter of a century in the White House and boasted of never serving the same dish twice, died Aug. 26 at an assisted-living home in Burke, Va. He was 78.

    The cause was complications of cancer, said his son, George Mesnier.

    Roland Mesnier, White House pastry chef for a sweet quarter-century, dies at 78

    =R=
    Same planet, different world
  • Post #555 - September 7th, 2022, 6:55 am
    Post #555 - September 7th, 2022, 6:55 am Post #555 - September 7th, 2022, 6:55 am
    SHARON KATZ OBITUARY
    Sharon Katz, née Golden, 84. Beloved wife of the late Burt; devoted mother of Ean (Rob) Katz Woodbury, Adam (Christina) Katz, and Andi (Chris) Katz Bannister; treasured grandmother of Zoë and Jason Katz, Natalie Bannister, Lindsey and Dylan Woodbury, and Sydney Bannister; dear sister of Stuart (Randy) Golden, Jeff (Chava) Golden, Ginni (Danny) Wirth, and Steve Golden; cherished aunt of many. Sharon was a co-founder of several restaurants with her husband, including Burt's Place, Pequod's, and Gulliver's. She and Burt traveled the world, making wonderful memories. She will be deeply missed. Private services have been held. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a Jewish charity of your choice. For info: 847-256-5700.
  • Post #556 - September 14th, 2022, 10:35 am
    Post #556 - September 14th, 2022, 10:35 am Post #556 - September 14th, 2022, 10:35 am
    Fred Franzia founder of Bronco Wine Co. and creator of Two Buck Chuck has died at age 79.
  • Post #557 - October 6th, 2022, 7:32 am
    Post #557 - October 6th, 2022, 7:32 am Post #557 - October 6th, 2022, 7:32 am
    Patricia Marvin, who helped harried Thanksgiving cooks on Butterball Turkey Talk-Line, dead at 96

    https://chicago.suntimes.com/2022/10/6/ ... anksgiving
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #558 - October 23rd, 2022, 1:04 pm
    Post #558 - October 23rd, 2022, 1:04 pm Post #558 - October 23rd, 2022, 1:04 pm
    HI,

    I learned Panther In the Den, aka John Trilik, passed away on Thursday. If you are a facebook user, you may want to offer your condolences here.

    This will be updated once it is known if there are services or memorial pending.

    Regards,
    Cathy2
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
    Facebook, Twitter, Greater Midwest Foodways, Road Food 2012: Podcast
  • Post #559 - October 23rd, 2022, 4:50 pm
    Post #559 - October 23rd, 2022, 4:50 pm Post #559 - October 23rd, 2022, 4:50 pm
    The people in the Facebook group loved Panther in the den. Apparently several people said they tried to get ahold of him several days ago, and he never responded to their emails, which is not like him. Somebody said that he runs a Chicago pizza group too online.
  • Post #560 - October 23rd, 2022, 5:44 pm
    Post #560 - October 23rd, 2022, 5:44 pm Post #560 - October 23rd, 2022, 5:44 pm
    Very nice guy - he will be missed
  • Post #561 - October 23rd, 2022, 9:53 pm
    Post #561 - October 23rd, 2022, 9:53 pm Post #561 - October 23rd, 2022, 9:53 pm
    NFriday wrote:The people in the Facebook group loved Panther in the den. Apparently several people said they tried to get ahold of him several days ago, and he never responded to their emails, which is not like him. Somebody said that he runs a Chicago pizza group too online.


    John was very active in several Facebook groups. He touched so many lives, many who had never met him in person, but who enjoyed their interactions with him online thru his love of food and openness to share his experiences.

    Being a fellow Oak Park resident, I have had the pleasure of dining and interacting with John on many occasions.

    He will be missed.
  • Post #562 - October 24th, 2022, 8:24 pm
    Post #562 - October 24th, 2022, 8:24 pm Post #562 - October 24th, 2022, 8:24 pm
    Big Guys Sausage Stand weighs in on John Trilik:

    One of our longest and dearest customers passed away recently. John was a longtime member of the LTHForum and foodie Facebook groups. He always wrote such wonderful things about our food. He was a great guy to discuss the Chicago food scene with. I hope there is a buffet in heaven for you with all you can eat Chicken Pierre my friend. You will be missed.
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
    Facebook, Twitter, Greater Midwest Foodways, Road Food 2012: Podcast
  • Post #563 - November 1st, 2022, 12:42 pm
    Post #563 - November 1st, 2022, 12:42 pm Post #563 - November 1st, 2022, 12:42 pm
    Julie Powell, Food Writer Known for ‘Julie & Julia,’ Dies at 49

    https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/01/dini ... -dead.html
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #564 - November 1st, 2022, 5:29 pm
    Post #564 - November 1st, 2022, 5:29 pm Post #564 - November 1st, 2022, 5:29 pm
    Gael Greene, Who Shook Up Restaurant Reviewing, Dies at 88
    https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/01/dini ... ticleShare
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard

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