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  • Post #211 - August 4th, 2015, 12:10 pm
    Post #211 - August 4th, 2015, 12:10 pm Post #211 - August 4th, 2015, 12:10 pm
    The old guy at L & L Snack Shop in Des Plaines passed away in May.

    I hope whoever replaces him gives you two eggs even when the menu says it comes with one. :cry:

    http://www.journal-topics.com/news/article_08165ede-379a-11e5-b177-c3f9f3058e67.html
  • Post #212 - August 22nd, 2015, 9:35 am
    Post #212 - August 22nd, 2015, 9:35 am Post #212 - August 22nd, 2015, 9:35 am
    Sasha Petraske, Bar Owner Who Revived Luster to Cocktail Culture Around the World, Dies at 42

    Sasha Petraske, who helped restore lost luster to the venerable cocktail as the founder of the New York cocktail bar Milk & Honey and other polished drinking spots around the world, was found dead on Friday morning at his home in Hudson, N.Y. He was 42.

    ....

    Mr. Petraske’s role in the modern cocktail revival is difficult to overstate. The opening of Milk & Honey in 1999, in a narrow space on a dark, little populated block of the Lower East Side, has been called instrumental in the revival of cocktail culture across United States and beyond.


    Sad news and definitely an interesting obituary.
  • Post #213 - August 23rd, 2015, 8:04 am
    Post #213 - August 23rd, 2015, 8:04 am Post #213 - August 23rd, 2015, 8:04 am
    Roy Gurvey, who helped build Dad's Root Beer into global brand, dies at 92

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/obit ... story.html
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #214 - September 9th, 2015, 3:51 pm
    Post #214 - September 9th, 2015, 3:51 pm Post #214 - September 9th, 2015, 3:51 pm
    Robert Schuffler, original owner of Robert's Fish Market on Devon, dies at 97
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/obit ... story.html
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #215 - September 13th, 2015, 6:10 am
    Post #215 - September 13th, 2015, 6:10 am Post #215 - September 13th, 2015, 6:10 am
    Evanston native Chef Kerry Simon has passed away at 60...

    http://lasvegassun.com/vegasdeluxe/2015 ... sa-dies-p/
    Cookingblahg.blogspot.com
  • Post #216 - September 13th, 2015, 4:55 pm
    Post #216 - September 13th, 2015, 4:55 pm Post #216 - September 13th, 2015, 4:55 pm
    I wasn't quite sure where to put this; I'm sad to report that LTH'er Kenji passed away two days ago.

    http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignit ... id=6592710
  • Post #217 - September 13th, 2015, 6:00 pm
    Post #217 - September 13th, 2015, 6:00 pm Post #217 - September 13th, 2015, 6:00 pm
    watson wrote:I wasn't quite sure where to put this; I'm sad to report that LTH'er Kenji passed away two days ago.

    http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignit ... id=6592710


    That sucks.

    RIP.
  • Post #218 - September 13th, 2015, 6:14 pm
    Post #218 - September 13th, 2015, 6:14 pm Post #218 - September 13th, 2015, 6:14 pm
    watson wrote:I wasn't quite sure where to put this; I'm sad to report that LTH'er Kenji passed away two days ago.

    http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignit ... id=6592710


    Watson,

    Thank you, it was kind of you to advise.

    Regards,
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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  • Post #219 - September 13th, 2015, 6:16 pm
    Post #219 - September 13th, 2015, 6:16 pm Post #219 - September 13th, 2015, 6:16 pm
    jimswside wrote:
    watson wrote:I wasn't quite sure where to put this; I'm sad to report that LTH'er Kenji passed away two days ago.

    http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignit ... id=6592710


    That sucks.

    RIP.

    Whoa, so young. That's just brutal. Does anyone know what happened?

    =R=
    There are many things that are legal that are not a great idea --Nick Shabazz

    Every human interaction is an opportunity for disappointment --RS

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  • Post #220 - September 13th, 2015, 8:07 pm
    Post #220 - September 13th, 2015, 8:07 pm Post #220 - September 13th, 2015, 8:07 pm
    He passed away in his sleep Friday night. I knew him well and he loved this site and all the folks who post here. See some of you Wednesday.
  • Post #221 - September 14th, 2015, 4:09 pm
    Post #221 - September 14th, 2015, 4:09 pm Post #221 - September 14th, 2015, 4:09 pm
    Hi,

    I plan to stop by tomorrow evening to offer my respects.

    Regards,
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
    Facebook, Twitter, Greater Midwest Foodways, Road Food 2012: Podcast
  • Post #222 - September 14th, 2015, 4:11 pm
    Post #222 - September 14th, 2015, 4:11 pm Post #222 - September 14th, 2015, 4:11 pm
    Tnx C2, this is quite a shock.

    Geo
    Sooo, you like wine and are looking for something good to read? Maybe *this* will do the trick! :)
  • Post #223 - September 15th, 2015, 8:04 pm
    Post #223 - September 15th, 2015, 8:04 pm Post #223 - September 15th, 2015, 8:04 pm
    I loved his feisty online posting and his sense of the absurd, I was lucky enough to meet him once at an LTH get together and I enjoyed his witty company. The world is a smaller place today, as jimswside put it "That sucks".
    For what we choose is what we are. He should not miss this second opportunity to re-create himself with food. Jim Crace "The Devil's Larder"
  • Post #224 - September 16th, 2015, 7:19 am
    Post #224 - September 16th, 2015, 7:19 am Post #224 - September 16th, 2015, 7:19 am
    Fred DeLuca, who in 1965, at 17, borrowed $1,000 to open a sandwich shop in Bridgeport, Conn., to help pay college expenses and parlayed that experience into building Subway, the world’s largest chain of fast-food franchises, died on Monday night. He was 67.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/16/busin ... -ipad&_r=0
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #225 - September 22nd, 2015, 7:54 am
    Post #225 - September 22nd, 2015, 7:54 am Post #225 - September 22nd, 2015, 7:54 am
    Daniel Thompson, who five decades ago automated the arcane art of bagel making, a development — seen variously as saving grace and sacrilege — that has sent billions of mass-produced bagels raining down on the American heartland, died on Sept. 3 in Rancho Mirage, Calif. He was 94.


    From the New York Times

    He also invented the folding Ping Pong table! The obit includes an interesting history of bagel making in the US.

    As vaunted as it was in American cities, the traditional bagel for years remained so obscure — so ethnic — that as late as 1960 The New York Times Magazine felt obliged to define it for a national readership as “an unsweetened doughnut with rigor mortis.”

    Bagel-making was still a skilled trade then, restricted to members of the International Beigel Bakers Union, as the name was Romanized after the organization was founded in New York in 1907. (Until well into the 1950s, the minutes of the union’s board meetings were taken down in Yiddish.)
  • Post #226 - September 22nd, 2015, 8:03 am
    Post #226 - September 22nd, 2015, 8:03 am Post #226 - September 22nd, 2015, 8:03 am
    Willie Mae Seaton, proprietress of Willie Mae's Scotch House passed away. Obit here. RIP.
    "Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." Miles Kington
  • Post #227 - October 8th, 2015, 11:34 am
    Post #227 - October 8th, 2015, 11:34 am Post #227 - October 8th, 2015, 11:34 am
    Internationally known chef Paul Prudhomme dies at age 75, TV station reports

    http://www.nola.com/dining/index.ssf/20 ... _dies.html
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #228 - October 8th, 2015, 6:52 pm
    Post #228 - October 8th, 2015, 6:52 pm Post #228 - October 8th, 2015, 6:52 pm
    legend

    RIP
  • Post #229 - October 8th, 2015, 8:38 pm
    Post #229 - October 8th, 2015, 8:38 pm Post #229 - October 8th, 2015, 8:38 pm
    Saddened to hear this news. I have "Louisiana Kitchen" and "Seasoned America" to remember him by, and I'll be making some recipe of his this weekend in his honor.
    "Your swimming suit matches your eyes, you hold your nose before diving, loving you has made me bananas!"
  • Post #230 - October 9th, 2015, 6:34 am
    Post #230 - October 9th, 2015, 6:34 am Post #230 - October 9th, 2015, 6:34 am
    A great loss. He will be missed tremendously.
    Gypsy Boy

    "I am not a glutton--I am an explorer of food." (Erma Bombeck)
  • Post #231 - October 9th, 2015, 9:17 am
    Post #231 - October 9th, 2015, 9:17 am Post #231 - October 9th, 2015, 9:17 am
    Sadly, we've lost one of my favorite members of our LTH community--Kiba, the beautiful companion of Louisa Chu and frequenter of many an LTH event, passed away yesterday. I hope Louisa will be comforted to know we're thinking of her.
    "Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." Miles Kington
  • Post #232 - October 17th, 2015, 7:12 am
    Post #232 - October 17th, 2015, 7:12 am Post #232 - October 17th, 2015, 7:12 am
    Joni Ishida, ran Japanese restaurant in Chicago, dies at 84

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-j ... story.html
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #233 - November 1st, 2015, 7:44 am
    Post #233 - November 1st, 2015, 7:44 am Post #233 - November 1st, 2015, 7:44 am
    Chris Tomaras, gyros king of Chicago, dies

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-c ... story.html
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #234 - November 2nd, 2015, 4:34 pm
    Post #234 - November 2nd, 2015, 4:34 pm Post #234 - November 2nd, 2015, 4:34 pm
    This gentleman passed away some time ago, but his family publicly announced it only recently, sadly due to the concurrent timing of the cancer illness/death of their daughter. "Jaymes" of Bartles and Jaymes wine coolers:

    http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/10/28/bu ... at-83.html
  • Post #235 - December 2nd, 2015, 11:45 am
    Post #235 - December 2nd, 2015, 11:45 am Post #235 - December 2nd, 2015, 11:45 am
    Heleen Thanasouras-Gillman, ran famous Chicago breakfast restaurant, dies at 63

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-h ... story.html
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #236 - December 2nd, 2015, 2:17 pm
    Post #236 - December 2nd, 2015, 2:17 pm Post #236 - December 2nd, 2015, 2:17 pm
    Dave148 wrote:
    Heleen Thanasouras-Gillman, ran famous Chicago breakfast restaurant, dies at 63

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-h ... story.html


    Her husband owned a company that was a client of mine for several years and we'd occasionally meet at Lou's--she was definitely a hoot! Sorry to hear.
    "Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." Miles Kington
  • Post #237 - December 2nd, 2015, 2:23 pm
    Post #237 - December 2nd, 2015, 2:23 pm Post #237 - December 2nd, 2015, 2:23 pm
    Dave148 wrote:
    Heleen Thanasouras-Gillman, ran famous Chicago breakfast restaurant, dies at 63

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-h ... story.html

    Co-owner of Lou Mitchell's Restaurant on West Jackson Boulevard, Heleen Thanasouras-Gillman was well-known to the many customers she greeted with warmth and wit.
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
    Facebook, Twitter, Greater Midwest Foodways, Road Food 2012: Podcast
  • Post #238 - December 5th, 2015, 9:19 pm
    Post #238 - December 5th, 2015, 9:19 pm Post #238 - December 5th, 2015, 9:19 pm
    Chuck Williams, founder of Williams-Sonoma, died December 5 at age 100. He had celebrated his birthday in October.

    From the obit in the NY Times:

    In 1953, Mr. Williams went to Europe, spending two weeks in Paris restaurants and kitchen supply shops. He was fascinated by the food and equipment, which was available to any French cook. There were heavy sauté pans, huge stockpots, fish poachers, bakeware, bains-marie, superior knives in many sizes and an array of cutting, dicing and grating tools. And there were pantry items: balsamic vinegar, olive oils, sea salt, exotic peppercorns, Madagascar vanilla and Italian pastas, all but unknown in American kitchens.

    Back in Sonoma, he bought an old hardware store, remodeled it and stocked it with items he had seen in Paris, most of them unavailable outside restaurant supply stores in this country. He paid close attention to displays and effusively answered customers’ questions. Many San Franciscans had vacation homes in sleepy Sonoma, and business was good. He grossed $35,000 the first year.
  • Post #239 - December 9th, 2015, 8:44 pm
    Post #239 - December 9th, 2015, 8:44 pm Post #239 - December 9th, 2015, 8:44 pm
    A Southern cooking pioneer has died in her native Tennessee. Phila Rawlings Hach hosted the first television cooking show in the South, evangelizing the virtues of Southern cuisine. She went on to become a cookbook author, restaurateur, innkeeper and catering chef to politicians and military flights.

    http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/201 ... pad&f=1053
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #240 - December 15th, 2015, 4:17 pm
    Post #240 - December 15th, 2015, 4:17 pm Post #240 - December 15th, 2015, 4:17 pm
    James Lemons, BBQ Master Behind Lem's Bar-B-Q in Chatham, Dies
    CHATHAM — Chicago has lost a barbecue legend.

    James B. Lemons, the owner of Lem’s Bar-B-Q House at 311 E. 75th St. died Sunday morning at 87.

    According to a Facebook post from his friend George Davis, brothers Bruce and Miles Lemons opened the very first Lem's on 59th Street in 1951. It was the first place in town to serve rib tips.

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