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  • Love Connection

    Love Connection
       I'll be reopening the Looove Connection in a couple of weeks for Valentine's Day, so I thought I would use this space today to repeat my announcement in Sunday's column that our topic this year will be really bad first dates.    If you had a...
  • A picture's worth a thousand pixels

    For lunch, Sue and I had a hamburger and fries at our local diner. Let me send you a picture of us eating it so you can see it. Oh yeah, I forgot: Why on Earth would we do that? You don't care, I don't care, Sue doesn't care and from the taste of it, the...
  • Cimarusti to open Cape Seafood and Provisions in Lindy & Grundy space

    Cimarusti to open Cape Seafood and Provisions in Lindy & Grundy space
    For everyone who's been driving by the pig-shaped hole where Lindy & Grundy used to be on Fairfax, finally there's news about what's going into the location. The former butcher shop has been taken over by Michael Cimarusti (Providence, Connie & Ted's) and...
  • Williamsburg chef Tim Westby-Gibson lets ingredients 'speak for themselves'

    Williamsburg chef Tim Westby-Gibson lets ingredients 'speak for themselves'
    "Sometimes even the simplest things, if you use the right ingredients, can be fantastic," said Tim Westby-Gibson, executive chef and co-owner of Prime46forty at Monticello Marketplace in Williamsburg. He was speaking recently about his desire to offer...
  • 'Good Catch' explores state's fishing culture

    'Good Catch' explores state's fishing culture
    After 26 years as food editor at the Orlando Sentinel, Heather McPherson knows a lot about food in Florida. "I like to think I do," she says. "But what I think is really exciting and what keeps me in this job is that I'm still finding surprises." Many...
  • SUNDANCE WATCH: Robin Williams remembered, carnal acrobatics and 'The Bronze'

    The Associated Press is all over the Sundance Film Festival, from its premieres to the Hollywood glitz. Here's what they've seen and heard: ____ ROBIN WILLIAMS REMEMBERED Does the best comedy come from pain? And does that mean comedians are the most...
  • Tracing Green Bay's beloved football history trail

     Tracing Green Bay's beloved football history trail
    It's common to find copies of the Bible in hotel rooms across America. But at Debbie Jacques' guesthouse, there's a second book in the nightstand drawer: Vince Lombardi's biography. That's fitting, because among Packers fans, the former coach is a...
  • Colorado epicurean event features a strong Chicago connection

     Colorado epicurean event features a strong Chicago connection
    Epicurean travelers looking for a getaway in the spring need to check out the Broadmoor Hotel's inaugural "Taste & Savor" event, scheduled for March 5-8. The weekend's seminars will include a caviar tasting, new ways to prepare vegetables and throwing...
  • Naperville panel names recommendations for $2M events and amenities grants

    Most of those who asked to be included in Naperville’s largest locally funded grant program for the coming budget year are likely to receive less than they requested. Some appear on track to come away empty-handed – a virtual certainty when a...
  • Where to get craft beer kegs, and how to use them at your next party

    Where to get craft beer kegs, and how to use them at your next party
    A full keg of suds is the best way to kick your Super Bowl party up to the next level. And while it can seem daunting to deal with so much beer, buying, tapping and serving craft beer from a keg is really pretty simple.  Homebrewers and people serious...
  • Richard Melman to receive James Beard Foundation lifetime achievement award

    Richard Melman to receive James Beard Foundation lifetime achievement award
    Chicago restaurateur Richard Melman will receive the James Beard lifetime achievement award this year, the foundation announced Monday. The award is given to a person in the restaurant industry who has had a "positive and long-lasting impact" on food...