Let's try this again, shall we?
Legendary chef Charlie Trotter's auction is going online after the live one in December went abysmally.
For those who don't remember, Trotter, who is known for both his cooking and his temperament, got angry with would-be purchasers who low bid on items like china, artwork, furniture and kitchen equipment from his shuttered self-named Lincoln Park restaurant. Trotter also booted a Chicago Tribune reporter from the auction's preview and had his assistant remove a Sun-Times photographer for taking pictures of his kitchen.
The live auction was eventually cut short after only about a third of the 1,500-plus lots had gone up for bid.
The Elgin-based Auction Consultants (auctionconsultants.net), which also worked on last month's auction, is preparing to sell the items "at a timed Internet auction," Auction Consultants President Scott Bowers said.
Bowers said the auction's format and the online company that will administer it have yet to be determined.
[Source: Chicago Tribune]