New chef with pan-Latin experience.
Carnivale plans local-global feasts.
Slideshow of the Masquerade del Mercado for the Green City Market.
There's so much going on at this event that we had trouble writing a headline that didn't just read like tags. So here's what it's all about, we think: 1) The Green City Market Junior Board is having its first...
Yesterday, we talked with Mark and Liz Mendez about their wine bar, Uva, set to open in early fall in the long-ago Rushmore space on Lake Street. In that segment we focused on the Spanish food that will be on...
As executive chef at Carnivale, Mark Mendez was like the indie filmmaker who suddenly gets the assignment to direct a big summer blockbuster. He used his position to be a supporter of local farms, and filled his specials menu with...
The almost former Carnivale chef launches a new blog.
Mark Mendez likes his food to make a little of the right kind of noise.
A group of Chicago chefs picked pork as the most overrated ingredient.
Plus: Oak Park gets a micro brew festival and Chicagoist hosts a meetup.
Mark Mendez writes about what it is like to work at a restaurant after telling everyone you'll be leaving soon.
Mike Gebert heads from the restaurant to the farm to see how we get food in Chicago.
Plus: Unemployed young males bring down fast food sales, food stamp lines grow, and a Senator wants to clean up the Gulf of Mexico with beer.
Mark Mendez and Suzy Crofton share their favorite Halloween recipes.
Mark Mendez of Carnivale hands over some plain talk about what it takes to make it in the culinary world.
A slideshow visit to the farmer's market with a chef on a buying mission.
Three very different dinner options make Wednesday night special.