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Part of a series of mini-reviews of Chicago-area hotels. Does the 10-year-old Peninsula Chicago deserve all of its accolades? Does it merit Forbes' five-star and AAA's five-diamond ratings or a seemingly perennial spot on Conde Nast Traveler's Gold List?...
Maybe it was the name. Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises. How else do you account for its Chicago founder, Rich Melman, being nominated six consecutive times for the James Beard Foundation's outstanding restaurateur of the year award and never winning?...
The timing was strange. After chef Jason McLeod won two Michelin stars at Ria last November, shocking the Chicago dining scene but mostly himself, McLeod unexpectedly left the restaurant three months later. The Elysian Hotel’s press release noted...
PIX11.comCops are searching for a heavyset man who is wanted for burglarizing 17 Manhattan stores in two months. Dubbed the "Hefty Burglar," police say the suspect usually cuts through the metal pull-down security gate of businesses, enters through the front door...
Another day, another award for Stephanie Izard. At least she has company this time. Izard, named Tuesday to Food & Wine’s annual Best New Chefs list, is among the 18 Chicago chefs, restaurateurs and beverage professionals dubbed “Rising...
Tags: Millennium Park, Henri, Stephanie Izard, Sixteen, Blackbird
Mindy Segal and Bruce Sherman are hoping five’s a charm. Rich Melman is hoping it’s seven. All three have been nominated — again — for James Beard Foundation Awards, which annually recognize the best chefs, restaurants and...
Tags: Chicago Reader, Kevin Pang, Schwa, Restaurants, Human Interest
Bucktown / Wicker ParkFinally, the abandoned lot at the corner of Milwaukee and Honore Avenues is being built up. What's going there?...
Bucktown / Wicker ParkThe good: A vegan restaurant, drug store, street murals, a new park. The bad: Possibly more graffiti and earlier last calls?...
TribLocal - ElmhurstAnyway it's described, it's hard to make a grease boulder sound appealing, and when those balls of fat or grease get caught in the sanitary …...
Tribune reporterGrant Achatz moved up the aisle of the plane, his carry-on draped over his gaunt frame. It was October at Reagan National Airport, a rare moment of calm for Chicago's top chef, whose wary eyes belong to a man older than 36, and whose life has been blessed...
Special to the Chicago TribuneLike many long-time residents in her working-class neighborhood, Cinthia Miranda takes comfort in the stability and sense of community McKinley Park offers. With its convenient location, cultural diversity and affordable housing, it's no wonder the...
Galewood resident Nick Sposato wheels his impeccably-maintained 12-year-old sedan into a Grand Avenue spot and ambles into Reuter's Bakery. A bouquet of confectioner's sugar and chocolate greets him, as do the long-time employees waiting behind the cake-...
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