| Oct 22, 2012
When the Goodman Theatre announced its prices for its current production, "Sweet Bird of Youth," starring Diane Lane, it listed $89 as the top ticket price for that show, a price that duly appeared in this newspaper. And had you bought your decent main-...
| Oct 21, 2012
| 2:56 PM
JACKSON, Wyo. — If the antler door handles don't announce what lies ahead at The Gun Barrel Steak and Game House in this idyllic mountain getaway, then Winchester does.
Standing just inside The Gun Barrel's front doors, Winchester is 1,500 pounds...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 12:24 PM
When the Royal Winnipeg Ballet arrives in Chicago on Nov. 2, it will play at a hall that has been one of Chicago's crown jewels since its construction in 1889: Dankmar Adler and Louis Sullivan's Auditorium Theatre. But if you read the official...
| Sep 27, 2012
Can a four-star meal begin with fried smelts and end with a Butterfinger bar? My last dinner at Sixteen says yes.
These are uncertain times for four-star dining in Chicago. Since last September, four previous top-rated restaurants have closed up shop...
| Sep 6, 2012
Popular WTTW-Ch. 11 restaurant show "Check, Please!" is among the most successful locally produced series in Chicago television and an oasis of public television reasonableness in an otherwise frenetic restaurant scene. The series begins its 12th season...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Everyone knows Charlie Trotter as the chef of Charlie Trotter's. It's his name, his restaurant, and he's the boss. But that title “chef” has many meanings, and Trotter has embodied just about all of them during his 25 years at Charlie Trotter'...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 12:46 PM
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Abigail's American Bistro
493 Roger Williams Ave., Highland Park, 847-849-1009
Abigail's surrounds diners with a sophisticated setting of soothing earth tones with splashes of color and a menu of...
| Jun 19, 2012
| 12:26 PM
An "extreme" vacation often is in the eye of the vacationer. A week in Paris might be an extreme vacation to some people. A grand tour of the paper clip distribution warehouses of central Ohio would be extreme to someone else.
But other "extremes" cannot...
| Apr 29, 2012
| 7:34 PM
Sunday, April 29, 2012
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. — Shepherd University senior Nathan Minnich, a Waynesboro High School graduate, set two school records Sunday and hit a solo home run in the first game of the Rams’ West Virginia...
| Mar 23, 2012
| 7:51 AM
Another year, another win for Kendall College School of Culinary Arts. For the second straight year, a Kendall student has won the S.Pellegrino "Almost Famous" student cooking competition. It's also Kendall's fourth win in this national competition....
| Mar 17, 2012
| 5:51 PM
Take a good long look at these hissing cockroaches. What words come to mind? Meaty? Juicy? Downright succulent?
That's what chef Gene Rurka thinks. And he'd like you to give them a try.
Rurka is serving hissing cockroaches Saturday night at the annual...