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I have this problem. I made more New Year's Eve reservations than I can use. More than 100 of them, actually. Which is why, for the 12th straight year (and the 17th time in the past 19 years), I'll be giving them away to nimble-fingered readers who ask....
Activity Pals For single seniors. Get together with others to attend events, shop, go sightseeing, dine out and more. 301-596-6385. The Bain Center 5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia. 410-313-7213. •Acting Up! Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. A theater...
The trick to dining out on Christmas Day is finding interesting places that are open. Chinatown, where Christmas is just another day, is always an option, and hotel restaurants always offer something, if only to ensure that guests in the hotel don't go...
Tags: Chicago Restaurants, Ann Sather, Phil Vettel, Brunch, Holidays
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...
Tags: Alinea, Everest, Avenues, Tribune Tower, Smelts
Time once again for my annual exercise in humiliation, as I try to predict the star recipients in the 2013 Michelin Chicago Guide, which hits bookstores Wednesday. This is the third year that Michelin has published a Chicago guide, and if there's one...
Tags: Alinea, Spiaggia, Goosefoot, Ann Sather, Ria
Editor's Note: In the time since our review, Bonsoiree has closed. Review: Bonsoiree 2728 W. Armitage Ave. 773-486-7511 Rating: 2.5 stars (out of four) Take it or leave it Beverly Kim was perhaps the most controversial contestant on "Top Chef: Texas"...
Tags: Alinea, Beverly Kim, Bonsoiree, Tru, Wines
The Bank of America Chicago Marathon will be run Sunday, which means that Chicago restaurants have a renewed focus on the carbo-loading pre-race types and the generally hungry post-race crowd. Lottie's Pub (1925 W. Cortland Ave., 773-489-0738). Runners...
Tags: Chicago Hotels, Phil Vettel, Brunch, Chicago Marathon, Sports
After living in a nondescript subdivision, Kevin and Holli Boivin longed for a house in a picturesque setting. They found it at the Preserves at McDonald Woods in Lindenhurst. Long-time residents remember this part of Lake County for its dairy farms...
Tribune newspapersTwo Chicago hotels and three restaurants have been awarded the top five-star designation in the annual Forbes Travel Guide ratings. The honored hotels were the Four Seasons and The Peninsula, and the restaurants were Alinea, Charlie Trotter's and L2O....
Defying the notion that ice cream is a treat best left to the long, hot days of summer, chefs are creating frozen desserts in flavors that are synonymous with the short, dark days of winter. Here is a sampling of such desserts to be enjoyed now —...
firstname.lastname@example.org“Good. Happy. Excited.” That’s what Zach Sherman said he was feeling after a graduation ceremony Thursday morning for students in Marshall Street School and the Job Development Program. That appeared to be a sentiment shared by several...
Graham Motion can't help but hear snippets of news coming from Elmont, N.Y., where I'll Have Another is preparing for a shot at the first Triple Crown in 34 years. "It's great for the sport," the Fair Hill-based trainer said. "But for us, it's tough,...
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