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  • Cemitas Puebla opens West Loop location Saturday

    Cemitas Puebla opens West Loop location Saturday
    Cemitas Puebla, the quirky Humboldt Park taqueria known for its belly-busting sandwiches, is opening its second location this Saturday in ... guess where? The West Loop. It’ll join an already formidable restaurant row on Fulton Market between...
  • 10 places to get uni, beyond the sushi bar

    10 places to get uni, beyond the sushi bar
    Now that foie gras is just a delicious ghost of our culinary past, uni is the delicacy with top billing on every trend-conscious menu in L.A. It’s a strange food, when you think about it. How did anyone know to open up a spiny sea urchin and feast...
  • Hillstown Grange Fair higlights East Hartford's agricultural roots

    The National Grange has been a part of America's rural and agricultural history for 147 years, and puts traditional family values, leadership and volunteerism are at the forefront of its activities. On Saturday, Sept. 13, the Hillstown Grange in East...
  • Wine review: 2013 Venica Pinot Grigio 'Jesera' Collio

    Wine review: 2013 Venica Pinot Grigio 'Jesera' Collio
    The name is quite a mouthful, but this Pinot Grigio from the Collio DOC on the Italian border with Slovenia is worth seeking out. This is no simple, easy-drinking Pinot Grigio, but a wonderfully complex, rich white the color of pale onionskin. "Jesera"...
  • Tinley Park invests another $57,000 in eatery at 'Taj Mahal' Metra station

    Tinley Park invests another $57,000 in eatery at 'Taj Mahal' Metra station
    Less than two years ago, Tinley Park's leaders unveiled a $12 million train station that Metra's then-chairman called "the Taj Mahal" of the transit system. The elaborate project included a $600,000 investment from the village in a privately run...
  • Fragrant Food, Family Fun At Bethlehem, Mystic Garlic Festivals

    Fragrant Food, Family Fun At Bethlehem, Mystic Garlic Festivals
    Things are about to get aromatic around the state this fall, as festivals honor the pungent plant in Mystic and Bethlehem. The 7th annual Garlic Festival at Olde Mistick Village on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 20 and 21, features farmers, artisans,...
  • Baltimore area is getting more breweries

    Baltimore area is getting more breweries
    Brewer Justin Bonner acknowledges that he used to be more of a wine geek. But he said he stopped short of buying a vineyard on the Eastern Shore when he realized it just how tough it would be to grow quality grapes in Maryland. Nonetheless, the former...
  • Frostburg hotel represents the 'mountain side of Maryland'

    Frostburg hotel represents the 'mountain side of Maryland'
    — In the heart of this town on the old U.S. National Road in Western Maryland, a woman leans on the front desk of an 1890s-era hotel, her face a study in mixed emotions. Tina Storey loves her work as office manager of Failinger's Hotel Gunter, the...
  • Go Away With ... Caitriona Balfe

    Go Away With ... Caitriona Balfe
    Born in Monaghan, Ireland, a resident of Los Angeles and currently working around Glasgow, Scotland, actress Caitriona Balfe says she can relate to her time-traveling character, Claire Randall, in the Starz series "Outlander." "I've lived in Los Angeles...
  • Dining scene: From Ahi Tuna burgers to kimchi quesadillas

    Dining scene: From Ahi Tuna burgers to kimchi quesadillas
    Temple Street Eatery 416 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, 954-123-4567, TempleStreetEatery.com After two decades of Christina Wan's Mandarin House serving Broward County, Wan has debuted this fast-casual dumpling and noodle bar in the Fresh Market...
  • Chicagoan Ben Weprin launching Graduate Hotels

    Chicagoan Ben Weprin launching Graduate Hotels
    The night after I graduated from Northwestern, I stayed with my parents in a Fairfield Inn in Gurnee, 32 miles north of campus. It was the closest room my family could find and afford. More than a decade later, downtown Evanston boasts all of five...