| Jul 31, 2014
| 8:39 AM
A few weeks ago, I toured Halsted Flats, the latest housing development to dot the rainbow streets of Boystown, with two recently engaged friends.
Our first stop, a two bedroom, two bathroom unit, featured stunning views of the lake, the skyline and...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Machinima, the YouTube multichannel network for videogamers and fanboys whose backers include Warner Bros., has hired Tricia White in the newly created position of chief people officer overseeing human resources.
White previously was VP of human...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 4:33 AM
Snag a short stack of pancakes for 56 cents at IHOP on Tuesday, July 8.
From 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., participating restaurants are rolling back the prices on a stack of three buttermilk pancakes to celebrate the chain's 56th birthday, according to a post on...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 6:22 AM
The week after the Fourth of July is full of free food, including Chick-fil-A and 7-Eleven Slurpees. IHOP and Krispy Kreme are offering heavily discounted treats, too.
IHOP was first on the calendar, offering a shortstack of pancakes for 56 cents on...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 2:48 PM
Angelenos were asked to rank the best fast-food and quick, casual dining chains as part of a national survey. The result? L.A. diners favor taste, quality and options, and ranked Subway as their top destination for a quick meal.
For its midyear report,...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 9:00 PM
I have a birthday coming up.
In honor of this milestone (a lady never reveals her age), I've rounded up a list of birthday freebies from A to Z so you, too, can celebrate with free gifts from restaurants and retailers. As a bonus, you'll immediately get...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 5:56 AM
Illinois is flatter than every state but one, according to researchers, and is less hilly even than Kansas, a place once proven to be flatter than an IHOP pancake.
Jerome Dobson, a University of Kansas geographer, set out to compare how flat states...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 3:55 PM
The first time around, local playwright Michael Wanzie cast his play "Ladies of Eola Heights" with men in dresses — and scored a huge hit. In 2005, the comedy ran for months at Orlando's Parliament House.
This time around, for a production at...
| May 22, 2014
| 6:50 AM
This morning’s news release from Darden Restaurants is a unique example of a corporation wading hip deep into a shareholder dispute.
The statement by Orlando-based Darden (NYSE: DRI) praises its own current board of directors and charaterizes a...
| May 12, 2014
| 7:14 AM
When Baltimore writer Rafael Alvarez was driving around the country peddling his books, he sold a collection of his newspaper articles and short stories to a drunken farmer in a men's room outside Memphis, Tenn. He's spent countless nights sleeping in his...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 3:26 PM
The creator of a pancake-catching game app says IHOP's parent company stole his idea and put a similar game on the chain's website.
Michael Levinson sued DineEquity Inc. this week, accusing the IHOP franchiser of creating its own version of his "Pancake...