When you own four restaurants, one bar, and one of the Chicago's best sandwich-butcher-retail shops like chef Paul Kahan does, there's really no such thing as sleeping in. Add James Beard Award winner (along with David Chang, he took home the trophy for Outstanding Chef after last night's ceremonies) and urban gardener to that list, and you've got a (very early) morning person. We caught him after his daily bike ride and a few espressos to talk about his morning routine.
Restaurateur Donnie Madia dishes on his family-centered Sunday in Chicago
After 16 years, Donnie Madia knows how to make someone feel welcome at dinner. As the one of the partners of One Off Hospitality, the group behind avec, Big Star, Blackbird, the Publican, Publican Quality Meats and the Violet Hour, Madia has dedicated himself to making a restaurant that’s more than a place to stuff your stomach. “Food is really important, but the way a guest feels when he comes and when he leaves — that’s the lasting impression,” he says.
The Violet Hour featured on the Dark Nostalgia book.
Follow this link to a great video of our Front of the House Staff visiting the Sheriff’s Garden this past July!
Chef Anthony Bourdain shows some love to Paul Kahan’s restaurants in Chicago.
“Favorite Chicago spot for food? Any place run by Paul Kahan: Blackbird, avec, The Publican, Big Star.”
A day in the life of Chef Paul Kahan by POPSUGAR Chicago.
After 20 years in restaurants and fine wine, Tom Powers created this original Web show (gastrotommy.com) that provides the public with an industry insider’s perspective on the world of food and wine.Watch a few amazing videos and get the inside scoop of Publican, Blackbird, and avec.