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  • It used to be Alberto's, now it's Arturo's Trattoria

    It used to be Alberto's, now it's Arturo's Trattoria
    The shopping center that houses Arturo's Trattoria is not nondescript. It is downright ugly. Back when this Crain Highway shopping center was home to Trattoria Alberto, it acquired an almost legendary status for being amazingly uninviting — and...
  • Gambling mixes with kids entertainment

    Gambling mixes with kids entertainment
    While toddlers ride a miniature carousel at The People's Choice Family Fun Center in north suburban Waukegan, adults play their own games at five video slot machines a few feet away. "They play; I play. We're just having fun," said mother-of-two...
  • Razed Highwood building may be replaced by apartments, retail

    An empty Highwood building that once housed a number of restaurants has been razed, as officials consider a proposed apartment complex with retail stores to replace it. The sprawling, city-owned property at 440 Green Bay Road was the site of Yiannis Opa,...
  • Retailers get ready for a brighter holiday season

    Retailers get ready for a brighter holiday season
    Consumers may be thinking more about buying candy for Halloween than gifts for the holidays right now, but food-themed tree ornaments already sprout from a display at Sur La Table in Towson Town Center. The glass ornaments — chocolate-covered...
  • L.A. wage hikes spark fierce debate

    L.A. wage hikes spark fierce debate
    Los Angeles has thrust itself into the center of one of the most contentious debates in modern economics — what happens when you raise the minimum wage? — as city leaders consider mandating $13.25 an hour. Since their inception in the...
  • Atlantic City Trump casino workers picket, target investor Icahn

    ATLANTIC CITY N.J. (Reuters) - Hundreds of unionized workers lashed out at Carl Icahn on Friday, picketing the Trump Taj Mahal Casino where the billionaire activist seeks to terminate health-care and pension plans. Members of UNITE HERE Local 54...
  • The Gadarene Swine is a carnivore chef's complicated vegan venture

    The Gadarene Swine is a carnivore chef's complicated vegan venture
    The pleasures of veganism, not so long ago the far frontier of meat-free dining, are not as elusive as they used to be. The strictures of raw-food enthusiasts, macrobiotic restaurants and paleo devotees make the demands of vegans, who demand only that...
  • Pa. scratching the lottery itch with bigger jackpots

    Pa. scratching the lottery itch with bigger jackpots
    Everyone loves those bazillion-dollar jackpots that pop up in the lottery now and again, but those bring out a lot of starry-eyed amateurs and you can bet the hard-core players view them as the French view American tourists — good for the bottom...
  • Central Florida pops cork on ocean-aged wine

    Central Florida pops cork on ocean-aged wine
    Central Florida is getting the first peek — and taste — of ocean-aged wine, a process that could revolutionize the industry. California winemaker Gustavo Gonzalez is overseeing the 2-year-old project in which barrel-fermented cabernet...
  • It's World Tripe Day! Where would Jonathan Gold celebrate?

    It's World Tripe Day! Where would Jonathan Gold celebrate?
    The first question you may have about World Tripe Day is whether the occasion in fact exists. It has not, as far as I know, been sanctioned by Congress or any other official sanctioning body, and unlike Melon Day in Turkmenistan (Aug. 9), or National Pigs...
  • Facing its first Ebola test, New York acts quickly and aggressively

    Facing its first Ebola test, New York acts quickly and aggressively
    City officials here had long worried that a patient infected with Ebola would eventually appear somewhere in this dense, bustling and chaotic city. It could quickly become a public health disaster in a place where strangers huddle together on subway...