| Oct 24, 2013
| 5:31 PM
GREEN BAY, Wis. — The Chicago Bears pull into town a week from Monday, which means a lot of Bears fans will be heading here as well. And because it takes more than three hours to drive here from Chicago (possibly much longer; Interstate Highway 94...
| Oct 24, 2013
Quietly, the south suburban dining scene has been heating up; a handful of attention-worthy restaurants have opened in the last year. We took a look at them, as well as some of their well-established dining brethren, and compiled this roundup. If you...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 5:57 PM
Mill on the River plans a tour through Europe for its special wine dinner Oct. 31 at 6:30 p.m.
The menu features herbed goat cheese and roasted heirloom beet timbale; chanterelle arancini with tomato fondue; maple-cardamom glazed salmon; pork confit with...
| Nov 26, 2013
Q: I have a bottle of 1993 Bourgogne Blanc by Chartron et Trebuchet. Is it drinkable? It's a bottle I inherited, so I don't know how it's been stored.
—Patty Cooper, Chicago
A: Call me the cockeyed optimist, but I always hope a wine like this...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 12:59 PM
While Orlando's "main street" neighborhoods have slowly transformed into a hip alternative to downtown, I've always wondered why my favorite stretch of Fairbanks Avenue in Winter Park hasn't gained the traction of, say, the Milk District or Ivanhoe...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 12:05 PM
In the hills high above Ensenada, on the road to Ojos Negros, a dust-covered, mustachioed cowboy named Don Heriberto Aguilar has found the perfect life.
A trip to Aguilar's rancho was not on my itinerary in Mexico. I was there to research a story, which...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 4:39 AM
Veterans of the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival may notice an upgrade in their surroundings this year. Disney has been enhancing the marketplaces, the small kitchen outlets where the fest's global fare is made and sold.
"Before, they were...
| Oct 5, 2013
Ever hear of a vegan strip club?
Well there is such an establishment in Portland, Ore., a city that is apparently noted for its abundance of ta-ta bars.
Casa Diablo is unique, though, because not only is the fare vegan, the fair (dancers)...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 10:34 AM
A bounty of hard squash — think acorn, butternut and Hubbard — in the supermarket is often one of the few signs that fall has arrived in Florida. Today at OrlandoSentinel.com/thedish, look for recipes using these nutritious vegetables. In...
| Oct 1, 2013
Q: I was wondering how long one can keep ice wine.
—Barb Person,Oshawa, Ontario
A: The answer depends on whether the bottle of ice wine is open or not and how it has been stored. Yours, I gather from a subsequent email, is unopened and has...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 5:07 PM
Harry's Bishops Corner and Maximum Beverage partner for a pizza and wine tasting Oct. 7 at 6:30 p.m. The dinner features wines from around the world, paired with samplings of Harry's unique pizza combinations.
Gluten-free options are available; must...