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Famed Chef Charlie Trotter, 54, Found Dead

Son finds him unresponsive in home

(Newser) - Famed Chicago chef Charlie Trotter was found unresponsive in his home this morning and was pronounced dead at a local hospital, the Tribune reports. He was 54. In 2012, Trotter closed his landmark restaurant , Charlie Trotter's, after 25 years so he could focus on other pursuits that included pursuing... More »

Iconic Chicago Restaurant to Close Doors

Charlie Trotter plans 'sabbatical' after 25 years

(Newser) - A Chicago landmark will soon be history. Legendary chef Charlie Trotter is closing his restaurant in August, after a quarter-century of service. It's not a financial matter: "We’ve always been profitable, that’s for sure," he tells the Sun-Times . But Trotter is ready "to put... More »

What You'll Get at Your $650 Dinner Tonight

Fancy restaurants still charging a bundle for New Year's Eve

(Newser) - Despite the still-grim economy and a recent British survey finding 80% of people plan to spend New Year’s Eve at home…one New York restaurant is still charging $650 for tonight’s prix fixe menu. Salon takes a look at what going extravagant might get you tonight:
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The Bulldog Beats Out The Duck

Spanish restaurant remains atop list of 50 best in the world

(Newser) - For the second straight year, El Bulli of tiny Cala Montjoi, Spain, is No. 1 on UK-based Restaurant Magazine's annual rankings of the world's top restaurants. The Fat Duck in Maidenhead, England, is second. Of the winners, 37 are in Europe, and 8 are in the US. Australia... More »

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