Mike Phillips

Downtown Eats Tour and Morning Roundup

Rachel tours some fine downtown eateries (Whisky Park, Ugly Mug, and Be’wiched), a beer class with the Furthermore guys at North Loop Wine & Spirits, a terrific-sounding “Whole Hog Dinner” at The Local with Mike Phillips (Green Ox) and Scott Pampuch (Corner Table), North Washington Cafe is set to celebrate its grand opening, some local […]


Mike Phillips on Green Ox, His New Meat Company

Chef Mike Phillips has built a strong local reputation in recent years for his work at the Craftsman, particularly for putting together what many consider the best charcuterie plate in the Upper Midwest, and among the best in the country. Now, he’s leaving the Craftsman and going into business with Kieran Folliard, whose Cara Pubs […]


2010 Beard Semifinalists

The 2010 James Beard Foundation Award semifinalists are out — gaze upon the glory. For Best Chef: Midwest, some very solid names: Alex Roberts. Isaac Becker. Vincent Francoual. Stewart Woodman. Lenny Russo. Mike Phillips. And (new to me) Hakan Lundberg of Cosmos. D’Amico gets a shot at Outstanding Restaurateur, Bar La Grassa for Best New […]