| Dec 13, 2012
Over the past few years, Logan Square has become more and more of a magnet for bar and restaurant owners looking to set up shop—and a flurry of new openings this fall and winter have only cemented this status. Here's a close-up look at one recent...
| Dec 13, 2011
| 9:24 PM
I recently got word that Shambles received the only 4 a.m. license on Division street in Wicker Park. So naturally, I dropped in to see what was up. It had been a minute since I had been to Shambles. When I walked in the door I noticed something…...
| Feb 21, 2012
| 4:34 PM
With this being the week Chicago has chosen to mark as their restaurant week, I decided I would go along with that, but toss it …...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 4:47 PM
Hedy Goldsmith of Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink in Miami has been nominated for Outstanding Pastry Chef in the prestigious 2012 James Beard Foundation awards, the nation’s most prestigious recognition program honoring professionals in the...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 8:58 AM
Overall impression: While Pubbelly has been on my radar since it opened in the fall of 2010, it wasn't until February that I paid attention. That's when the James Beard Foundation included Pubbelly among its semifinalist nominations. While it didn't...
| Mar 13, 2012
UPDATE: Ramova Grill is closing for good on 4/14/12. Happy trails, Tony and staff!!!
(Orginal post from 9/27/11)
Often, while out and about covering stories in Chicago, I meet fascinating people and see interesting places that I don't get to...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 4:09 AM
Nearly 100 Chicago firefighters this morning battled an extra-alarm blaze on the city's West Side that jumped from a Chinese restaurant to two storefronts with second-floor apartments, officials said.
No injuries were reported in the 2-11 alarm fire...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 6:30 AM
It’s hard to predict what we can expect from Chicago’s celebrity scene in 2012. There could be another blockbuster movie coming our way (like “Man of Steel” in 2011) or one passing us over (“The Dark Knight Rises”). And...
| Oct 24, 2012
If you only find yourself in Bridgeport for a Sox game, beers at Maria's Community Bar or the occasional meatball sub at Ricobene's, it's time to return. Three new restaurants have opened in the past month alone, which boosts dining options in this mostly...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 12:46 PM
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Abigail's American Bistro
493 Roger Williams Ave., Highland Park, 847-849-1009
Abigail's surrounds diners with a sophisticated setting of soothing earth tones with splashes of color and a menu of...
| Jan 29, 2012
Fine Food Delivery, which delivers food from local restaurants to Hagerstown residents, opened Nov. 1, 2011, in Hagerstown.
Owners Austin and Dora King said they were sitting at home one night, exhausted and hungry, but tired of ordering pizza and...