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Chef Trotter Had Aneurysm, Says Wife

He was under treatment after discovery months ago

(Newser) - The wife of acclaimed chef Charlie Trotter says that doctors discovered an aneurysm months before the acclaimed chef died and that he was taking medicine to control seizures, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. Trotter was declared dead Tuesday at a Chicago hospital after paramedics found him unresponsive in his... More »

Autopsy Sheds Little Light on Chef Trotter's Death

No sign of foul play or trauma; toxicology tests are next

(Newser) - An autopsy on acclaimed chef Charlie Trotter found no signs of foul play or trauma today, but officials will conduct further tests to determine the exact cause of death. The Cook County Medical Examiner's Office said the tests would include toxicology analysis, but it did not list the type... More »

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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