| Feb 1, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Maryland Live Casino has opened its version of the Prime Rib, the iconic Baltimore steakhouse that has flourished almost from the second of its founding in 1965 by the Beler brothers.
The new steakhouse is operated by the casino and is technically...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 2:32 PM
Anna Di Pierno's little charmer of a restaurant has been around for about seven years, operating under the name Pasta Blitz. If you go looking for it, though, look for Il Basilico.
Di Pierno has taken a deliberate approach to the name change, but the...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 8:07 PM
A Democratic Party-backed judge who won re-election in November while facing battery charges was found not guilty Monday — by reason of insanity.
The insanity verdict could aid the judge's effort to return to the bench.
Not long after Judge...
| Feb 6, 2013
If I were to gripe about the Restaurant Week lunch menu at Sepia (123 N. Jefferson St., 312-441-1920), it would be a mild complaint that the $22 menu has only two choices in each of its three courses.
It's not a problem when you're a table for two; it...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 2:05 PM
Like the phoenix, Prego Ristorante has risen from the ashes eight months after a devastating kitchen fire closed the restaurant. Chef Ugo Allesina and his staff seem very happy to be back, and so were we.
The lovely main dining area appears to be...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 3:57 PM
Picking out the perfect Valentine’s gift for your sweetie is easy. You can never go wrong with roses, chocolate, diamonds or a new fragrance.
They say food is the way to a man’s heart, but ladies have to eat, too. Either way, impress your...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 8:39 AM
Friday, June 7
Up North Network of BNI meets every Friday at the Charlevoix Public Library. Meetings are from 7-8:30 a.m. and visitors are welcome. For information or a reservation to attend, call Bill Ulvund, (231) 881-6700.
| May 26, 2013
NEW YORK — Your $400 date at Carbone doesn't begin with anything fancy. No caviar, no foie gras.
Instead, your waiter appears in a red Zac Posen tuxedo, looking and sounding like Joe Pesci in "My Cousin Vinny." He pierces a chunk of parmesan...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 6:11 AM
Hartford mother, Carmen Veal, recently featured in this Mommy Minute article, has been chosen to travel to Washington DC to help out with the Inaugural Ball. As a volunteer for the Obama campaign - making calls, canvassing neighborhoods and entering data...
| Jan 17, 2013
The sixth Chicago Restaurant Week runs Feb. 1-10 (and, if history is any indication, for a few days longer). First-time participants Balsan, bellyQ, Frontier and Nellcote join a virtual Who's Who of Chicago dining rooms, more than 250 restaurants offering...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 12:24 PM
First impression: The first thing I realized about Empire Pizza Cafe is that the woman behind the cash register was friendly and courteous and found a way to share a laugh. She knew the menu as if she owned the place. As it turns out, Robin Levy-...