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  • Dining Review: A distinctive mingling of Mediterranean tastes

    Dining Review: A distinctive mingling of Mediterranean tastes
    I had never been to Portobello’s in Montrose before. It worried me that when all the other restaurants in town were hopping, Portobello’s sometimes sat quiet. Now that I’ve been there and thoroughly enjoyed it, I have a theory....
  • Cheers for the holidays! Stock your bar in advance for the festivities ahead

    The holiday season has arrived and guests will be knocking on your door through the end of the year, jazzed to enjoy some good cheer. Make your parties merrier by stocking your cocktail bar in advance for those who will be drinking alcohol. Then, you'll...
  • Worth a trip: Banh mi at Lotus Cafe

    Worth a trip: Banh mi at Lotus Cafe
    Worth a trip: Banh mi at Lotus Cafe 719 W. Maxwell St. 312-733-7595 How many civil engineers does it take to build a great Vietnamese sandwich? Judging by the excellent banh mi served at Lotus Cafe in University Village, the answer is at least one. It...
  • St. James students host family Thanksgiving feast

    St. James students host family Thanksgiving feast
    A pre-holiday Thanksgiving meal drew more than 500 to the St. James School gymnasium on Nov. 20. Students invited parents and grandparents to the annual lunchtime feast of turkey, potatoes, vegetables, stuffing, gravy and homemade desserts. The annual...
  • Taqueria Mexico: Simple, Messy And Delicious

    Taqueria Mexico: Simple, Messy And Delicious
    Earlier this summer I was introduced to the torta. A torta, my friend Caroline told me after a hunger-inducing day of gardening and home projects, is a Mexican panini: toasted bread, avocado, beans, tomato, a spread of mayonnaise, and a choice of meat....
  • New on DVD: 'The Hundred-Foot Journey,' 'Cantinflas,' 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' and more

    This week's new DVD releases are full of food, fun and fighting. "The Hundred-Foot Journey," Grade B: An Indian family launches a restaurant across the street from a popular French restaurant. Helen Mirren stars. Director Lasse Hallstrom has put...
  • Country and western bar opens in Oak Forest

    Country and western bar opens in Oak Forest
    Rockin' Horse Saloon and Grill, a new watering hole with a definite country feel, opened last month at 5200 W. 159th St. in Oak Forest. "We even have reclaimed barn wood decorating the inside," said general manager Bob Potokar of the former Oxygen...
  • Four food and wine events: Bubbly, Bordeaux, white truffles and more

    Four food and wine events: Bubbly, Bordeaux, white truffles and more
    Calendar not yet completely full for the next couple of weeks? Good. To fill in those blanks, here are some possibilities tailored for food and wine lovers. Champagne & Alsace tastingĀ  On Thursday Dec. 4 from 6 to 8 p.m., the luxe Beverly Hills wine...
  • Have a holly jolly Christmas

    Have a holly jolly Christmas
    EVENTS Baum School of Art Holiday Gift Gallery: Work by area artists and artisans. Reception 6-8 p.m. Dec. 10. Through Dec. 19. Baum School of Art, 510 Linden St., Allentown, 610-433-0032. http://www.baumschool.org. A Brandywine Christmas: Holiday...
  • Tilted Kilt lilts into Palmer

    Tilted Kilt lilts into Palmer
    Lehigh Valley foodies and football fans have a new venue to frequent following Tuesday's opening of the area's second Tilted Kilt, at 80 Kunkle Drive in Palmer Township. The Celtic-themed sports pub, joining the 3-year-old venue on Allentown's Lehigh...
  • Feast of Seven Fishes dinner at Tesori

    Feast of Seven Fishes dinner at Tesori
    Celebrate the holidays with a nod to Italy. Tesori (65 E. Adams St., 312-786-9911) the Italian-inspired restaurant in the Loop led by chef Andrew Deuel, will include a festive seafood special on its menu Dec. 22-24. The Feast of the Seven Fishes,...