| May 13, 2012
A week doesn't go by without a phone call or two asking about a lounge with live music that serves food — substantial food.
Le Rouge Wine Bar & Tapas on Orlando's Sand Lake Road fills that bill. Not far from Le Rogue, the bar at Ocean Prime...
| May 13, 2012
| 9:49 PM
A dilapidated crabbing boat that caught fire and sank near Whidbey Island is threatening the famed Penn Cove shellfish operation, home of the nation's largest and oldest commercial mussel farm.
The fire broke out late Saturday night 300 yards from the...
| May 19, 2012
If you want a glimpse into the near future of contemporary American dining, head down to Power Plant Live, where a promising new restaurant named Kettle Hill has put down stakes. It's a farm-to-table restaurant for the century's second decade.
| Oct 18, 2012
| 6:37 AM
When I interviewed Stéphane Lang-Willar just before his restaurant opened in July, I wondered what the former president of a chain of European restaurants that served mussels would have to say to American diners. He said he wanted to offer something in...
| May 24, 2012
Named for a departed pooch, Zak's Place is as friendly and eager to please as was its namesake.
Zak's Place has been flying under the radar for most of its five years in downtown Hinsdale. It did get a nice mention from Chicago magazine for its burger...
| May 24, 2012
If you plan to do some boating on North Texas lakes this holiday weekend, here are three words state officials want you to remember: clean, drain and dry.
If you plan to do some boating on North Texas lakes this holiday weekend, here are three words...
| May 31, 2012
| 7:02 AM
BOYNE CITY — An innovative tapas menu, understated nautical decor, and an expansive view of Lake Charlevoix are among the features at the new Blue Harbor Grille restaurant at Sommerset Pointe Yacht Club near Boyne City.
The restaurant offers...
| Jun 2, 2012
First of all, Black Hogg, the name of the new Silver Lake gastropub, doesn't refer to a heritage pig or even a plain old hog or wild boar. According to the staff, it takes its name from the alternative definition of hogg, which the Oxford English...
| Jun 23, 2012
The 2011 Domaine de Reuilly Pinot Gris Rosé is an elegant summer-weight wine.
Hooray for summer and rosé and this bargain Reuilly Pinot Gris from the eastern Loire Valley. This rosé made entirely from Pinot Gris is quite unique year after year, but in...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 5:43 PM
Charlie Coburn is always searching for something on the beach near Moclips, from sand dollars to bald eagles -- but this was a first for him.
“Charlie was running out, he was the first one there, and I said, ‘What is it?’ And he said,...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 12:46 PM
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Abigail's American Bistro
493 Roger Williams Ave., Highland Park, 847-849-1009
Abigail's surrounds diners with a sophisticated setting of soothing earth tones with splashes of color and a menu of...