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To corrupt an old saying, the good Lord never closes a condo without opening a bungalow. Berwyn is on the rise. The financial crisis has turned the near west suburb into a hot spot of affordable housing, and young couples and families are crowding in....
Summer's here, and the time is right for eating in the street. Or near the street. Or in a bottle-service cabana high above the street. Chicagoans love outdoor-dining season, all the more so because of its short duration. There are precious few days in...
It's safe to say that nobody knows what to expect from this year's Taste of Chicago. Stripped down to five days from its usual 10, the number of food vendors trimmed to 40 (compared with 59 in 2011) and separated from its traditional Fourth of July...
Tony Mantuano is on a roll. A local politician who flies on Air Force One these days calls him "my favorite chef." He's in the running — again — for the James Beard Foundation's Outstanding Chef award. His executive chef at Spiaggia, Sarah...
What do Chicago restaurants Spiaggia, Table Fifty-Two, Girl and the Goat and Topolobampo have in common? They all feature former “Top Chef” and “Top Chef Masters” contestants in their kitchens. And, not coincidentally, they’...
Buoyed by near-perfect weather, Taste of Chicagoreturned to Grant Parkon Wednesday to a substantial lunchtime crowd that looked very much like opening-day Taste crowds from years past. Concerns that this 32nd Taste of Chicago would be poorly attended,...
Bucktown / Wicker ParkCool story about local chefs gathering at a Bucktown restaurant to help raise money for victims of the Japanese earthquake. Here's the Tribune story: Just once, too many cooks in the kitchen was a good idea. By one count Monday night, a dozen chefs...
About Last NightTom Hanks (left) and Rita Wilson attend the "Simply Shakespeare" performance at Royce Hall, UCLA on May 9, 2011 in Westwood, California. (Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images) Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks dined at Spiaggia on Michigan Ave. on Monday with wife...
Restaurant Michael in Winnetka feels a bit like stepping back into the famed Le Francais dining room in Wheeling, except it's cozier, a touch more casual, with brighter lighting and upbeat jazz gently playing on the speakers. It all makes sense because...
Special to Tribune NewspapersStudent performances and Top Chef stations were the main attractions at "A Taste for the Arts" benefiting the Chicago Academy of the Arts. More than 350 attended the free performances by students and alumni May 10 at the Harris Theater. The show opened...
Tags: Dale Levitski, Concerts, Music, Richie Farina, Chris Jones
Tribune criticThere's nothing like sitting down to a three-course meal prepared by a top-name chef. But at Taste of Chicago? If the City Council gives the OK, that could be an option in July. An ordinance going before the City Council Wednesday would allow the...
Tags: Hermosa, Graham Elliot, Spiaggia, Taste of Chicago, Grant Park
A roundup of restaurants reviewed in 2012 by critic Phil Vettel. Acadia ✭✭✭ 1639 S. Wabash Ave., 312-360-9500. Ryan McCaskey's gamble to place a luxury restaurant in the South Loop is, so far, paying off. People are crowding into...
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