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Chef Julius & Tom Joyner Team Up for “Girls’ Night Out” at Home Depot

Friday, November 1st, 2013

Who says girls can’t get handy and creative when it comes to a little home improvement?
With a line draped around the corner on September 20th, Tom Joyner’s Home Depot ‘Girls’ Night Out’ soiree took place in Oak Lawn and ladies adopted creative do-it-yourself inspiration and how-to tips on saving time and money when [...]

Pop-up Recap: Chef’s International Spin on Sunday Dinner

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Our “International Style Sunday Dinner” Pop-up on August 31st was by far one of the best and we can’t thank all of our friends and colleagues enough for your continued love and support!  We had a great time putting our twist on the traditional dishes and we are so glad everyone enjoyed it.
We also want [...] Review: “Foods From Chile” Dinner at BOKA

Monday, December 10th, 2012

Chilean Christmas Bread and Other Beautiful Food
Posted on Dec 3, 2012
Boka hosted a Chilean dinner (created by Chef Julius Russel, a south side Chicagoan who is now the Chilean Chef Ambassador) a couple of weeks back that I had the pleasure of attending.  It’s kind of funny because so much of [...]

So The Third Time REALLY Is The Charm

Friday, October 5th, 2012

You know when you decide to do something that many people like you are not doing, you never know how it is going to turn out. So many people asked, “Why are you doing a “pop-up” restaurant?” I was also reminded that I wasn’t a restaurant chef. None of that really mattered based on the [...]

We’re Popping Up In the West Loop

Saturday, July 7th, 2012

Something very special is happening on July 29th. I, Chef Julius, and my team from A Tale of Two Chefs will open our first pop-up restaurant at 1045 West Madison Ave, in Chicago IL. Currently the space houses Westminster HD, which is one of the best handmade sausage emporiums in the city. The owners of [...]

Big Fun at Home Depot with Weber Grills!!

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

Five Grills and Nine Dishes was just the beginning. Last Saturday from 10am – 2pm, our grill team had the pleasure of providing char-grilled treats for the good people of Oak Lawn, IL. Our tools – the Weber Genesis gas grill (The Star of the Show) and a stellar line up from the Weber family. [...]

Get Your Grill On with Home Depot, Weber Grill and Chef Julius

Monday, April 23rd, 2012


Chef Julius’ Award Winning Chilean Seafood Chowder

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

Good Morning,
We had an amazing time at the 2nd Annual Chowdah Fest last night! As promised here is the recipe for my Chilean Seafood Chowder, along with a notations on creating a vegetarian version of the dish.
We are very pleased to announce that our chowder won FAN FAVORITE!!
We are honored to be a part of [...]


Friday, March 2nd, 2012

It’s that time again! And we are so looking forward to participating (and competing) in the fest this year. Meet us at the Columbia Yacht Club for an all you can eat & drink Chowdah extravaganza. The event takes place on a really cool ship and it’s a wonderful way to experience the [...]

Great Time at Sip, Savor & Support!!!

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

I would like to extend a big thanks to everyone who joined us last Thursday at Black Cloud Gallery for the Sip, Savor & Support benefit! We had a great turn out, amazing food & wine and lots of fun. Special Thanks to Carolina Ordoñez of ProChile  and Marisa Brown of Ve-Global for coordinating a [...]