| Jan 14, 2014
| 9:46 AM
Downtown Oak Park doled out nearly $45,000 in rebates through its shop-local holiday promotion, putting this year's effort on track with last year's record numbers, according to the business association's director.
During the holidays, the...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 8:59 AM
When a restaurant in Boca is packed on a Tuesday night less than two months after opening, you can be sure the owners have a hit on their hands.
I'll even go so far as to say that come February, Farmer's Table will be the toughest reservation in Palm...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 1:30 PM
Your favorite guitar player wishes he could play like Joe Satriani. Those righteous riffs you hear when Metallica is on the radio? Satriani taught that band's Kirk Hammett and many other metal greats, including Steve Vai and Larry LaLonde, to play.
| Dec 19, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Not all great gifts have to cost a fortune. In fact, some of the best can be downright cheap. Here's a selection of wonderful presents almost any food lover would be happy to find under their tree or even in their stocking.
| Jan 9, 2014
| 12:30 PM
A year ago, if you had asked what my favorite foods were, I would have replied, bread, butter, bread, almonds, bread ... and did I mention bread? I pitied my gluten-intolerant friends and rolled my eyes at the trendiness of "everything-...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 12:27 PM
An Orland Park restaurant that focuses on fresh, health-conscious food and offers vegan and gluten-free items was the brainchild of a mother of six who has named some of the menu offerings after her family and friends.
"It was something I felt was...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Recent findings indicate that instead of a meat-heavy diet, you're better off focusing on plants--whole grains, legumes, vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds and soy.
People who eat a plant-based diet live longer, have less cancer and heart disease, weigh...
| Jan 9, 2014
It's so easy to get stuck in a lunch rut. Frequenting the local eateries quickly wear out, and your midday meal becomes an unenjoyable chore.
Sandwich shops are convenient and generally let you pick exactly what you want between the bread, but maybe it'...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 9:54 AM
Where will you be ringing in 2014? Here's our guide to what's happening around town New Year's Eve and where you can recover the day after.
Allumette is having a retro redux New Year's with a menu inspired by 60s grand continental cuisine. Dishes...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 4:08 PM
Bacon is an American obsession, up there with the bikini and binge TV watching.
Strips of delicious, smoky pig are no longer just a humble companion to eggs.
Last year Central Florida hosted two bacon festivals, with bacon Popsicles and bacon jam....
| Dec 26, 2013
| 7:00 AM
New Year's Eve is just six days away. Do you have your dinner reservations yet?
If not, I've got a few extras. More than 130, actually.
As I've done for the last 13 years (and 18 of the last 20), I've made reservations, in my name, at restaurants...