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  • Couple's reception at 1681 home keeps budget at historic lows

    Couple's reception at 1681 home keeps budget at historic lows
    Some days come down to this: the perfect mixture of autumnal sunlight and crispness, the throaty renditions of a jazz quartet, the elegance of dining under a tent - and the backdrop of a red house brimming with historical significance. For Joan Thorne...
  • Say goodbye to these three Stone beers

    Say goodbye to these three Stone beers
    Stone Brewing Co has been challenging the beer status quo for nearly 20 years, but the fan-favorite craft brewery has decided to streamline its catalog of year-round offerings by discontinuing three of its signature brews. The first brand to get cut...
  • Easy dinner recipes: Three great pizza ideas in under an hour

    Easy dinner recipes: Three great pizza ideas in under an hour
    Some nights are made for pizza. But before you reach for the phone to dial up your favorite delivery, consider homemade, or at least semi-homemade. In the time it takes to have a hot pie delivered to your door, you can make a perfectly good custom pie...
  • Dorie Greenspan, 'Holiday Cookies' cookbook among IACP award finalists

    Dorie Greenspan, 'Holiday Cookies' cookbook among IACP award finalists
    The world loves cookies. "Holiday Cookies," the Chicago Tribune's compilation of more than 100 winning recipes from its annual cookie contest, is a finalist for the 2015 International Association of Culinary Professionals cookbook awards. The annual...
  • Orlando theme park and attractions discounts, prices and hours

    Orlando theme park and attractions discounts, prices and hours
    Here's a selection of attractions offering reduced prices, check websites for details and restrictions: AQUATICA: "Splash and Save" ticket with admission starts at $24 when tickets are purchased online. Aquatica "Any Day" passes start at $37 when...
  • Thomas Keller's Ad Lib in Napa gets a reprieve until October

    Thomas Keller's Ad Lib in Napa gets a reprieve until October
    Thomas Keller’s Ad Lib will live on until October. For those lamenting that you never made it to Keller’s pop-up at the Silverado Resort & Spa in Napa, you just got a reprieve. Ad Lib, the lauded chef’s tribute to classic American...
  • Readers weigh in on restaurant wine corkage policies

    Readers weigh in on restaurant wine corkage policies
    Saturday’s story on corkage policy brought in a serious pour of comments and emails from readers. A reader from Villa Park, who prefers to remain anonymous, says that he occasionally brings his own wine to restaurants and that they tend to be...
  • Lollicup, the huge bubble tea company, has a boba school. Who knew?

    Lollicup, the huge bubble tea company, has a boba school. Who knew?
    When it opened in 2000, Lollicup, which began life as a single tea shop in the San Gabriel Valley, was one of the only boba shops in the United States. Then came the boba craze, during which the company expanded like, well, bubble tea. Today the company...
  • The search for the perfect noodle

    The search for the perfect noodle
    Recently I stopped into a neighborhood noodle shop (you know these shops — they can be found in almost every mall or on corners in some Chicago neighborhoods). Not being familiar with the menu, I asked the counter guy if they offered a flight of...
  • Easy dinner recipes: Pasta-like vegetable ideas for Gluten-Free Wednesday

    Easy dinner recipes: Pasta-like vegetable ideas for Gluten-Free Wednesday
    Many pasta options are out of the question if you're trying to pursue a gluten-free diet, but that doesn't mean you can't have fun. In addition to gluten-free pastas, vegetables and fruits can be sliced or "shaved" to mimic the traditional noodles....
  • Sierra Nevada Hop Hunter uses hop oil to robust hop effect

     Sierra Nevada Hop Hunter uses hop oil to robust hop effect
    What it is: In a crowded craft beer market, Lagunitas Brewing gave Sierra Nevada quite a gift earlier this year: free advertising. Lagunitas owner Tony Magee thought the label on Sierra's new Hop Hunter India Pale Ale veered a bit too close to his own IPA...