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  • Drink this: Chicago Politics is a smooth sweet-and-spiced mix

     Drink this: Chicago Politics is a smooth sweet-and-spiced mix
    The Freehand Chicago hotel, which opened June 1, offers an eclectic place to eavesdrop and try new flavors. An octopus smiles down from the wall of its bar, The Broken Shaker, where on a recent night tourists chatted about hotels and locals discussed...
  • Eat This: Pretzel croissant is bread of choice at Cafe Vienna

     Eat This: Pretzel croissant is bread of choice at Cafe Vienna
    The German soft pretzel is a delectable invention, as is its French cousin, the flaky croissant. So why not combine the two into one magnificent superbread? Providentially, a cozy Austrian cafe and bakery in Lincoln Park has done just that. The...
  • Vermilion owner Rohini Dey: What it's like to tape a reality show

     Vermilion owner 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...
  • Florida travel calendar for August

    Florida travel calendar for August
    Check out festivals and events in August across the state. View events this coming weekend, or view the whole month's offerings by region below. This list is organized by region. Central Florida: (Including Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, Sanford,...
  • 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. The two middle-aged Iranian men strode to the register at Saffron and Rose Ice Cream with their hands on their wallets. One quickly unsheathed his credit card and gave...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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:...
  • 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...
  • 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...