Dining Archive

  • Dinner theater is dangerous territory for a respected theater company, nearly universally derided by culture enthusiasts. Show-goers expect inedible meals, cheap wine and subpar cabaret performances that mimic a painful...

    Cascabel: Dinner and a Show

    Dinner theater is dangerous territory for a respected theater company, nearly universally derided by culture enthusiasts. Show-goers expect inedible meals, cheap wine and subpar cabaret performances that mimic a painful...

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  • The Must-See Daydream Turned Reality You’ve heard the buzz…something new has come to the trendy River North neighborhood; something unique enough to actually garner buzz in an area fixated on...

    Reverie in River North

    The Must-See Daydream Turned Reality You’ve heard the buzz…something new has come to the trendy River North neighborhood; something unique enough to actually garner buzz in an area fixated on...

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  • You can’t step into Club Lucky – a storied spot at the corner of Wabansia Avenue and Honore Street in Bucktown – without feeling like you’ve tiptoed back in time....

    Club Lucky’s Jim Higgins

    You can’t step into Club Lucky – a storied spot at the corner of Wabansia Avenue and Honore Street in Bucktown – without feeling like you’ve tiptoed back in time....

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  • The executive chef/partner gives us a peek into the crossroads of culinary fashion. With almost 20 years of experience  and training from three-star Michelin restaurant Joël Robuchon in Las Vegas,...

    Tru’s Anthony Martin

    The executive chef/partner gives us a peek into the crossroads of culinary fashion. With almost 20 years of experience  and training from three-star Michelin restaurant Joël Robuchon in Las Vegas,...

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  • Their entrepreneurial spirit, plus a high dose of creativity, creates the perfect blend to make a culinary success. It all started in a yoga studio. Well, the name did anyway....

    Saigon Sisters

    Their entrepreneurial spirit, plus a high dose of creativity, creates the perfect blend to make a culinary success. It all started in a yoga studio. Well, the name did anyway....

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  • They may not be the most popular of vegetables, but we feel that this root vegetable certainly deserves its 15 minutes of fame, thanks to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties....

    The Beet Goes On

    They may not be the most popular of vegetables, but we feel that this root vegetable certainly deserves its 15 minutes of fame, thanks to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties....

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  • Six years ago, Amy Arnold was paralyzed with anxiety and afraid to leave her house. “I didn’t leave for two solid years,” she says, as she was naturally shy and...

    Amy Arnold’s Journey to Success

    Six years ago, Amy Arnold was paralyzed with anxiety and afraid to leave her house. “I didn’t leave for two solid years,” she says, as she was naturally shy and...

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  • I had an amazing opportunity to see a screening of the film Growing Cities at a recent event at Farmhouse in Evanston. The film looks at the role of urban farming in...

    Growing Cities Documentary

    I had an amazing opportunity to see a screening of the film Growing Cities at a recent event at Farmhouse in Evanston. The film looks at the role of urban farming in...

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  • He puts the let us in Lettuce Entertain You. Mychael Bonner – yes Mychael with a ‘y’ – sounds rather exotic. Actually, he was born in Muncie, Indiana, but has...

    Chef Mychael Bonner

    He puts the let us in Lettuce Entertain You. Mychael Bonner – yes Mychael with a ‘y’ – sounds rather exotic. Actually, he was born in Muncie, Indiana, but has...

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  • Mixologists are brightening things up for summer with bold, fruity flavors. We’re quite partial to the Peach Sangria at Packing House – it’s equal parts fruity and refreshing. You can...

    Feeling Peachy

    Mixologists are brightening things up for summer with bold, fruity flavors. We’re quite partial to the Peach Sangria at Packing House – it’s equal parts fruity and refreshing. You can...

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