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  • In the Persian world of 'ta'arof,' they make offers that will be refused

    The Battle of the $18 Ice Cream Bill had a certain "Game of Thrones" quality to it.
  • Vermilion chef Rohini Dey: What it's like to tape a reality show

     Vermilion chef Rohini Dey: What it's like to tape a reality show
    When Rohini Dey opened Vermilion in 2004, she wanted to bring the flavors of her childhood in India to River North — with a Latin twist. Enter dishes like lobster stewed with cloves, cardamom and chilies, and glowing reviews; even four years after...

    Shell hath no fury: Angry Crab and Happy Crab flourish

    Shell hath no fury: Angry Crab and Happy Crab flourish
    The two restaurants in focus today are brought to you by crabs with feelings. Both restaurants are less-than-a-year-old shellfish specialists with cartoon crustacean mascots. One crab woke up on the wrong side of his sand bed — you can tell by his...

    Pipeworks Brewing works through growing pains

     Pipeworks Brewing works through growing pains
    Just before launching Pipeworks Brewing in 2012, co-founder Beejay Oslon celebrated his imminent foray into the beer industry with a new tattoo across his fingers, just below the knuckles. Across his right four fingers, in a greenish-reddish gothic font,...

    Cornetti aren't croissants: Conjure memories of Italy at home

     Cornetti aren't croissants: Conjure memories of Italy at home
    Food friends traveling to Italy often ask me where to go for the best spaghetti alla carbonara in Rome, or where they might find the best pizza, or gelato. I love all of those iconic Italian foods, but my favorite Italian treat is something else:...