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  • A critical appreciation of Thanksgiving Day menus in Baltimore

    A critical appreciation of Thanksgiving Day menus in Baltimore
    A few years back, when I first started writing about Thanksgiving dining options in restaurants, I'd hear from the occasional indignant reader. Thanksgiving wasn't really Thanksgiving, they'd say, unless it took effort. My argument in favor of dining...
  • Lakeview restaurant hosts free dinner

    Lakeview restaurant hosts free dinner
    Emmanuel Abidemi, chef and owner behind Bolat Restaurant & Lounge (3346 N. Clark St., 773-665-1100), the Lakeview restaurant specializing in food from sub-Saharan Africa, is offering a free prix fixe meal to 20 couples on Wednesdays, now through Dec. 24....
  • Retailers target singles with wine tastings, apartment furnishings

    NEW YORK — Whole Foods is holding wine tastings. Ikea is pitching apartment furniture to divorced dads. Applebee's turns into a nightclub after dinner. These companies are all targeting an increasingly coveted demographic: single Americans. More...
  • Awards breakfast honors Martin Luther King Jr.

    The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Committee Inc. of The Villages will present its 12th annual Commemorative Awards Breakfast scheduled for 9 a.m. Jan. 10 at the Savannah Center at 1545 Buena Vista Blvd. in The Villages. This year's theme...
  • Bryan Podgorski brings beets and Thomas Keller's influence to Tanzy

    Bryan Podgorski brings beets and Thomas Keller's influence to Tanzy
    Bryan Podgorski is the chef at Tanzy, a new Italian restaurant in Westwood with outlets in Scottsdale, Ariz., and Boca Raton, Fla. He started his culinary career by making pasta at a small restaurant in Northern California more than two decades ago. After...
  • Readers Recommend: When in Rome, stay at Daphne Inn and eat at Moma

    A good friend and I had a delightful week in Rome at the end of September. We stayed at the lovely Daphne Inn, a boutique hotel near the Piazza Barberini. Rates were reasonable for such elegant and friendly digs, about $270 per night. Up the street is...
  • 12 Cocktails of Christmas at Level Two

    12 Cocktails of Christmas at Level Two
    To kick off the holiday season, Level Two (633 N. Saint Clair St., 312-274-4444) is offering a 12 Cocktails of Christmas limited-edition drink menu. The concoctions will feature house-made bitters and seasonal flavors and will be available Dec. 14-25....
  • Commentary: Preventing illness begins in the produce aisle

    *This post has been corrected, as noted below. For many American families, a healthy lifestyle begins at the supermarket. Nowhere else are more crucial decisions made about our overall health than in the aisles of the local grocery store. Whether you...
  • Dangerously Delicious Pies returning to Hampden

    Dangerously Delicious Pies returning to Hampden
    A Dangerously Delicious Pies shop will take over the Breathe Bookstore and Cafe location in Hampden. Breathe's owner Susan Weis-Bohlen announced the transition in an email newsletter. "We will be closing our Hampden location on Dec. 31," the message...
  • Restaurant review: Bohemian House ★★

    Restaurant review: Bohemian House ★★
    At one point there were as many as a dozen Czech restaurants in the Chicago area, most of them grouped along Cermak Road (named after a Czech-born former Chicago mayor), in Cicero and Berwyn, and along Ogden Avenue in Brookfield. I used to call the area...
  • Restaurant review: River Roast ★★

    Restaurant review: River Roast ★★
    I would call 3-month-old River Roast a can't-miss concept, except that concepts have missed at this address before. River Roast sits inside the historic Reid Murdoch building, in a sprawling space that once was home to Bob Chinn's (a short-lived attempt...