2 thoughts on “CHARLIE TROTTER Dead at 54

  1. 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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