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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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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:...
  • Eagle Rock Brewery's Ting Su spreads the gospel on craft beer

    Eagle Rock Brewery's Ting Su spreads the gospel on craft beer
    Growing up in a restaurant family in which a trained palate is key, Ting Su never thought much about beer. That is until she tried craft beer for the first time as an undergrad in Atlanta. In 2009, she started Eagle Rock Brewery, which she co-owns with...
  • 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: ADVENTURE ISLAND: Florida residents can purchase a "Weekday Pass" online for unlimited visits Mondays-Fridays through Sept. 7. $49 adults, $45 ages...
  • Eat this: Cubby Crunch ice cream packs hometown punch

     Eat this: Cubby Crunch ice cream packs hometown punch
    At long last, ice cream season has come to Chicago, and with it, the joyful task of choosing from one of the many eclectic ice cream shops native to each neighborhood. When in Lakeview, make sure to stop by the charming, 1950s-style storefront of local...
  • Beer can chicken on the grill takes a twist

    Beer can chicken on the grill takes a twist
    Beer can chicken. Drunken chicken. Beer butt chicken. Dancing chicken. Chicken on a throne. This is the stuff of barbecue legend, and even if you haven't heard of it, you've probably (hopefully) seen one: A whole chicken, wings casually folded behind...
  • Pet events: July 4-July 25

    Upcoming events in the pets, rescue and shelter community: July 4 PAWS Chicago adoption event at Unleashed by Petco, 2727 Pfingsten Road, Glenview; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; dogs, puppies and kittens available. July 10 Dogleg Open, a fundraiser for...
  • Taste of Chicago economics: Good for food vendors?

     Taste of Chicago economics: Good for food vendors?
    The venerable Taste of Chicago — happening July 8-12 — is inarguably a convenient way to sample a lot of local foods in an enclosed space. Rarely though is the question asked: Is the Taste a good deal for the vendors? Here we attempt to answer...