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Event Fri Feb 29 2008

Gordon Ramsay Raises Hell in LaGrange

A poster on LTH Forum wrote a summary of his recent experience as a diner at LaGrange's Cafe 36 in the presence of cameras from celeb chef Gordon Ramsay's television show "Kitchen Nightmares," which will be giving the restaurant a revamping in an upcoming episode. Cafe 36's former chef Reinhard Barthel departed last year after disputing with the owner (who was also his father) and ended up at Palermo's in Orland Park, which may be why Britain's Angriest Chef is on the case of improving the restaurant, which has received decent reviews in the past.

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Maria / February 29, 2008 10:27 PM

LaGrange - Kitchen Nightmares
Chef Reinhard never worked at any restaurant called Pasta Mia (not sure if that even exists). He was at the Cafe for over 10 years and even expanded the restaurant. He has quite a following of loyal customers. After a small stint at a local Italian place in Orland Park, Chef Reinhard has been rocking the menu at a place called Limestone City Grill and Lounge in Palos Heights, IL.

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Feature Thu Dec 31 2015

The State of Food Writing

By Brandy Gonsoulin

In 2009, food blogging, social media and Yelp were gaining popularity, and America's revered gastronomic magazine Gourmet shuttered after 68 years in business. Former Cook's Illustrated editor-in-chief Chris Kimball followed with an editorial, stating that "The shuttering of Gourmet reminds...
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