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  • Feeling at home with New Orleans dining

    Feeling at home with New Orleans dining
    Marvin Day leaned across the marble counter at Camellia Grill and gave my buddy an animated post-meal fist bump. "Good energy transaction," Day said with a smile as wide as the Mississippi River. It was also a welcome mat. A brotherly hug. Reassurance...
  • Video gambling skyrockets in Illinois

    Video gambling skyrockets in Illinois
    Jack Berkey's hands appeared neon pink in the glow of a video slot machine, but luck was elusive on this particular night at Third Base Sports Bar and Grill in southwest suburban Rockdale. That was all right by Berkey, who said he can have a beer and...
  • Hot Doug's: The exit interview

    Hot Doug's: The exit interview
    The restaurant Hot Doug's, and the very idea of it, was a cosmic event. We will never again in our lifetime see a restaurant where devotees stand in line for 12 hours to sample a hot dog (which was what happened this past Saturday). Surely, other...
  • Marc Parker, supporter of arts at Barrington High

     Marc Parker, supporter of arts at Barrington High
    Marc Parker sat in the audience for a performance of "Once Upon a Mattress" at Barrington High School in 2008, watching his son on the same stage and in the same play that he had performed in nearly four decades earlier, his mind and heart filling with...
  • OCT 9 | Blue Sky: Rick Bayless on Letting Vision Drive Success

    OCT 9 | Blue Sky: Rick Bayless on Letting Vision Drive Success
    On Thursday, October 9, acclaimed chef Rick Bayless will share with Blue Sky Innovation how he has stayed true to his vision as he has built a restaurant, food and media empire. Bayless joins the Chicago Tribune’s Colin McMahon at the National...
  • Review: Dove's Luncheonette

    Review: Dove's Luncheonette
    Review: Dove's Luncheonette 1545 N. Damen Ave. 773-645-4060 Rating: !!!! (out of 4) Already hot "No cross-table dancing allowed." I still don't know what that means, but it was on a sign stuck to the wall at The Lantern, a diner I used to hang out in...
  • BYOB Files: Herb

    BYOB Files: Herb
    Welcome back to the BYOB Files, a monthly showcase for Chicago's favorite bring-your-own restaurants. This month, we visit Herb, a relatively new Thai restaurant in Edgewater with a spa-like interior and seasonal menu that brings it a step above the...
  • Is 'Black-ish' Title Just Another Sambo's?

    We left Chicago in a van heading for a camping trip in Michigan. I didn't really know my traveling companions, and my girlfriend at the time knew just two or three who were friends of friends. But on the road, you get to know folks pretty quickly and...
  • Blackhawks Swedish traditions

    For the past few years, Niklas Hjalmarsson has invited some of his teammates including Jonathan Toews to Tre Kronor in the North Park neighborhood for Swedish julbord, which is a smorgasboard served at Christmas dinner. The restaurant, which has...
  • Catch of the day: National Seafood Month

    Catch of the day: National Seafood Month
    Florida ranks among the Top 12 states for fresh seafood production, according to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Commercial fishers in the Sunshine State catch more than 84 percent of the nation's supply of grouper, pompano,...
  • Line forms here for people who hate lines - even for Hot Doug's

    Line forms here for people who hate lines - even for Hot Doug's
    You may have heard the old crack about the two kinds of people in the world: Normal people, and people who are always saying, "There are two kinds of people in the world." As the joke suggests, stuffing all humans into two boxes is a ridiculously...