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  • Fries rule at Frite Street in Avondale

    Fries rule at Frite Street in Avondale
    Mini-review: Frite Street 3006 N. Elston Ave. 312-925-1911 Rating: !!! (out of 4) Off to a good start Constraint is often the mother of invention, and it's nice to know that Chicago winters don't dampen the entrepreneurial spirit. At least that's the...
  • Morning Call Holiday Cookie Contest winners: nut tossies to raspberry gems

    Morning Call Holiday Cookie Contest winners: nut tossies to raspberry gems
    It was June 24, 1961, and Joan Frisch was getting married. A neighbor had made scores of nut tossies to serve to guests. The delicate, nutty cookie came into her life that day and became a cherished family recipe. "I have made thousands of these...
  • Larry J. Cano dies at 90; founder of El Torito restaurants

    Larry J. Cano dies at 90; founder of El Torito restaurants
    In 1954, fine dining and Mexican food were rarely mentioned in the same sentence in Los Angeles, except perhaps in jest. That is the year that a bartender named Larry J. Cano took over an old Polynesian restaurant in Encino with thoughts of creating a...
  • What Else Is Happening New Year's Eve

    What Else Is Happening New Year's Eve
    Other First Nights >> First Night Westport/Weston events (from 4 to 10 p.m.) include face-painting, animal caricatures, an inflatable park, music, a family square dance, palm readers, a magician, a ventriloquist and horse-drawn carriage rides. $15 for...
  • Wednesday: Eat. Drink. Do.

    Wednesday: Eat. Drink. Do.
    EAT Allagash Beer Dinner Dove's Luncheonette 1545 N. Damen Ave. 773-645-4060 The Wicker Park diner's first beer dinner features four courses from chef Dennis Bernard including boudin-stuffed quail and chipotle-adobo shrimp, each paired with a drink from...
  • Biz News: Sushi restaurant Temakira opens in Costa Mesa

    A sushi "hand roll" restaurant has opened in Costa Mesa. Temakira, 259 E. 17th St., specializes in temaki, a type of sushi eaten by hand that is wrapped in seaweed and made into a cone shape, according to a news release. The restaurant combines styles...
  • The uncertain future of undocumented children

    On a warm day last spring, 16-year-old Hugo Pascual Tomás and his older brother Francisco left their home in Guatemala and set off on a 2,700-mile quest to find their mother. The boys had been left in the care of their elderly grandparents in 2001,...
  • Chicago Restaurant Week 2015 dates and restaurants announced

    Chicago Restaurant Week 2015 dates and restaurants announced
    Choose Chicago has released its list of 200-plus participating restaurants for 2015 Chicago Restaurant Week, running Jan. 30 through Feb. 12. To participate, restaurants serve fixed-price menus starting at $22 for lunch and $33 or $44 for dinner....
  • Wendy's opens at Pompano Citi Centre

    Wendy's opens at Pompano Citi Centre
    A Wendy's restaurant is now open in Pompano Beach, serving customers at the Pompano Citi Centre. The restaurant opened in a building at the northwest entrance of the shopping center, along Copans Road. Aquashop, carrying a full line of surf and...
  • Freebie alert: Free Blaze pizza in Canoga Park, $1 tacos at Komodo Venice

    Freebie alert: Free Blaze pizza in Canoga Park, $1 tacos at Komodo Venice
    Blaze Pizza, the chain known for its build-your-own pies, is opening a new location in Canoga Park on Wednesday. To celebrate, the restaurant is giving away free pizzas Thursday at the new location. From 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., anyone who follows Blaze...
  • Christmas dinner with all the trimmings

    Christmas dinner with all the trimmings
    On a holiday, dinner out can be the best gift of all. Local hotels and resorts are always good bets for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dining, and many restaurants are planning lavish menus as well. Here is a sampling of what's on the menu Dec. 24 and...