Taste the Future of Seafood May 18

One of the most inspiring aspects of cooking in Chicago, and the United States, today is the many chances I’ve had to make common cause with chefs who are actively changing cuisine for the better. By better, I mean taking it to a new level of consciousness. By “consciousness” I mean an awareness of the […]

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The Big Jones Cookbook Release Party!

The day is drawing near, folks! The official release party for the Big Jones Cookbook on University of Chicago Press will be Wednesday, May 6! We are planning a feast of recipes from the book, all of them Big Jones classics, some are rarities nowadays, others seasonal to early spring, and still others will be […]

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Edna Lewis Dinner Recap

I’d like to extend my sincerest thanks to Chef Joe Randall and the Edna Lewis Foundation for letting Big Jones host a fundraising dinner this past Tuesday. I’ve written many times about Edna Lewis, including in my upcoming cookbook, and the influence she has had on me as a chef and as a human being. […]

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Old Forester 1870 is our March Whiskey of the Month!

We’re pleased to announce Old Forester 1870 as our March Whiskey of the Month! Distilled, aged, and bottled under the watchful eye of Master Distiller Chris Morris, Old Forester 1870 is produced according to the original process laid out by George Garvin Brown, who produced the first bottled bourbon on Louisville’s famous Whiskey Row in […]

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A Special Dinner for the Edna Lewis Foundation

Tuesday, March 3 we will have the distinctive pleasure of welcoming Chef Joe Randall and six guest chefs plus a guest barkeep for an epic feast to celebrate the legacy of Edna Lewis, one of America’s greatest chefs, and to raise funds for the Edna Lewis Foundation. The Foundation is a fledgling 501(c)(3) organization started […]

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