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Drive far enough for your radio presets to go fuzzy, where newspaper boxes and area codes look unfamiliar, and your car ride can now be deemed a road trip. An hour from downtown Chicago is that placid slice of northern Indiana and southwestern...
When life hands you lemons, make lemonade, or so the adage goes. The clever tippler knows to take that pragmatic advice one step further: Give those lemons a twist — be it a clever garnish, an unexpected flavor pairing or, even, a bright shot of...
Tags: Chicago Restaurants, Lemons, Wines, Pineapple, Cucumbers
RedEyeThe Taste of Chicago is bringing back its Celebrity Chef du Jour series with a fresh line-up of big-name local chefs. Featured chefs for the fine-dining experience include Rick Bayless, Carrie Nahabedian, Giuseppe Tentori, Gale Gand, The Hearty Boys and...
Tags: Robin Thicke, Taste of Chicago, Naha, Rick Bayless, The Publican
Chicago ShoppingWhen Sarah Jessica Parker announced a couple of months ago that she had ditched Manolos for more sensible shoes, fashionistas everywhere died a little. After all, Parker shot to super-stardom based off her fashion-obsessed “Sex and the City”...
What do an alluring new restaurant on one of South Florida’s most dazzling beachfronts and an urban outdoor barbecue with free burgers, dogs and beer pong have in common? Perhaps not much, but we’re interested in both for the same quality-...
A year or so ago, not long before chef Ryan McCaskey opened Acadia in the South Loop, he began thinking about what his soon-to-be restaurant might serve at brunch. A lifelong Deadhead, he was traveling around the country, following what remains of the...
Tags: French Toast, Lifestyle and Leisure, Everest, Brunch, Pilsen
Tribune criticZagat, publishers of the reader-review based Zagat Guides, has released its second-annual “30 Under 30” list of Chicagoans in the restaurant and hospitality business. The list, intended to recognize up-and-coming talents rather than...
Tags: Lifestyle and Leisure, Telegraph, The Publican, Spiaggia, Wines
RedEyeWhen it comes to adventures in dining and drinking, Chicago definitely delivered this year. Hot chefs expanded their empires with new restaurants. New words made their way into our nightlife vocabulary. And, of course, there were doughnuts. And pie. And...
Tags: Graham Elliot, The Publican, Tavernita, RPM Italian, Acadia
The Harford County Sheriff's Office and Maryland State Police report: Aberdeen Matthew Smothers, 42, of the 200 block of Mayberry Drive, was charged Thursday with second-degree assault. A door was stolen from a construction site Wednesday in the...
Tags: Cheshire, Shrimp, Prosecution, Federal Hill, Shootings
If only it were so easy to pithily proclaim 2012 as the Year of the (fill-in-the-blank). But there's really no one thread that neatly ties together the Chicago restaurant scene these last 12 months. A restaurant that put Chicago on the culinary map 25...
Here's something you may not know about Open Table, the predominant online restaurant reservations system: When you book a table through the Open Table website, the restaurant is charged $1 per seated guest — so if you show up as a foursome, that'...
Tags: Perennial Virant, Yusho, Marketing, Arts and Culture, Boka
Graham Elliot is hot. The much-decorated chef owns three Chicago restaurants and will be inducted into the Chicago Chefs Hall of Fame in two weeks. He shares screen time with Joe Bastianich and Gordon Ramsay judging "MasterChef" (just renewed for a...
Jun 6, 2013 |Story| Chicago Tribune
May 28, 2013 |Story| Aberdeen News
May 14, 2013 |Story| RedEye
May 13, 2013 |Story| Chicago Shopping
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Apr 18, 2013 |Column| Chicago Tribune
Mar 25, 2013 |Story| Chicago Tribune
Dec 19, 2012 |Story| RedEye
Jan 3, 2013 |Story| Baltimore Sun
Jan 3, 2013 |Story| Chicago Tribune
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