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  • Chicago Restaurant Week: Phil Vettel's picks

    Chicago Restaurant Week: Phil Vettel's picks
    The first Chicago Restaurant Week ran for eight days in 2008 and featured 35 participating restaurants. This year's Chicago Restaurant Week, which begins Jan. 30 and will run through Feb. 12, will feature more than 300 city and suburban restaurants....
  • Today's Chicago Woman publishing last issue in January

    Today's Chicago Woman publishing last issue in January
    Today's Chicago Woman, a monthly magazine for professional women and an early megaphone for the city's feminists, will end publication next month after 32 years, founder and president Sherren Leigh said Tuesday. The January issue, which hits newsstands...
  • Bartender Paul McGee rides the tiki wave with Logan Square bar Lost Lake

    Bartender Paul McGee rides the tiki wave with Logan Square bar Lost Lake
    Hold on to your cocktail umbrellas: Paul McGee is opening another tiki bar in Chicago.  McGee led the resurgence of tiki cocktails in Chicago with the opening of Three Dots and a Dash with Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises in 2013 and, before that, tiki...
  • Christmas dining options from Phil Vettel

    Christmas dining options from Phil Vettel
    Dining on Christmas Eve is easy, but finding restaurants open on Christmas Day is hard. Here are a few places to consider. Brasserie by LM. Serving a three-course menu for $35. Options include roasted squash soup, short ribs with spice-roasted apples,...
  • Bald Eagle Watch, Wilderness Weekend and other Midwest travel events

    Bald Eagle Watch, Wilderness Weekend and other Midwest travel events
    Illinois Jan. 17-18: Quincy Bald Eagle Watch. There will be outdoor viewing at Lock & Dam 21 and indoor exhibits and activities at the Oakley Lindsay Civic Center. 217-228-0890, tinyurl.com/n6mmlhn. Miles from Chicago: 310 Jan. 17-18: Winter...
  • Steven Balourdos, Chicago restaurateur and real estate executive, dies

     Steven Balourdos, Chicago restaurateur and real estate executive, dies
    Born in Greece, Steven Balourdos was a crewman on a cargo vessel when he jumped ship to make a new home in the United States, where he eventually made his way to Chicago and success in the restaurant and real estate businesses. His business sense was...
  • Jon Lester buys Cubs' pitch of being part of something historic

    Jon Lester buys Cubs' pitch of being part of something historic
    The Cubs' wooing of Jon Lester had absolutely nothing to do with Ronnie Woo-Woo, and was a perfect example of knowing your client's needs and his comfort zone. All the contenders were offering more money than Lester could spend in 100 lifetimes. But...
  • 10 treats to bring to holiday parties

    10 treats to bring to holiday parties
    Let's be honest: The last thing that anyone will want to see at that office potluck, family dinner or ugly sweater party is yet another generic box of wreath-shaped cookies from the grocery store. The goods at these 10 bakeries, restaurants and cafes...
  • BYOB 'sip and paint' studios spreading in the suburbs

    BYOB 'sip and paint' studios spreading in the suburbs
    Though several guests at Bottle & Bottega's Tuesday night art party in Glen Ellyn said they hadn't painted since they were kids, it didn't matter. The night's festivities were decidedly adult. As local artists showed participants how to paint empty...
  • Pat Quinn's parting gifts

    Pat Quinn's parting gifts
    If the old Pat Quinn were around, he would be booking a hotel conference room for a Sunday morning press conference to scream about the shenanigans of a lame-duck governor. That Quinn would roast the lame-duck governor for sliding his former campaign...
  • Chicago running coach getting back on his feet after shooting

    Chicago running coach getting back on his feet after shooting
    When Uriel Lara needs to pray, he doesn’t go to church or light a candle in his Avondale apartment. He goes to the forest preserve in suburban Willow Springs and runs 10-16 miles on the trails there. The miles don't come as easy as they used...