John Curtas is …


Now you will not swell the rout

Of lads that wore their honours out,

Runners whom renown outran

And the name died before the man.

To An Athlete Dying Young – A. E. Housman

Charlie Trotter (1959-2013)


2 Responses to CHARLIE TROTTER Dead at 54

  • It was a meal at Charlie Trotter’s in Chicago in 08 that made me suddenly aware of a world beyond this world of food, a food heaven, as it were. Must be where Charlie is now.

  • A special dinner in his studio kitchen in Lincoln Park in 2001….
    An extraordinary meal and performance at the short lived but irreplaceable Bar Charlie in 2008….
    When I heard he was closing his eponymous establishment last year, a pilgrimage by myself from Massachusetts, and my brother from Ohio to join friends from Chicago for one last hurrah. He was there, as personable as every (while still pressing his staff mercilessly), even leading us himself on the tour of the kitchen and wine cellar…

    Life is short. Eat up! And when you see an opportunity, take it!

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