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  • Restaurant Week extended for some Chicago spots

    Restaurant Week extended for some Chicago spots
    Chicago Restaurant Week ended Thursday — or did it? As has been the case nearly every year of Chicago Restaurant Week's eight-year history, some restaurants are extending their discount lunch (three courses, $22) and dinner (three or four courses,...
  • Cricket World Cup links fans to home

    Cricket World Cup links fans to home
    Neil Mohindra and Anna Lalani had 30 minutes to celebrate Valentine's Day. The couple, in their early 20s, donned their nicest clothes and perched across from each other in a booth at a local sushi restaurant. After two years of dating, both Mohindra...
  • Review: Volare's Restaurant Week menu

    Review: Volare's Restaurant Week menu
    Overheard at the table adjoining mine at Volare: "Oooh, we can order the Restaurant Week menu!" "No, that's too much food." In general, Chicago Restaurant Week menus feature sensible portions. But Benny Siddu, who owns the city and suburban Volare...
  • Is Japanese curry the new ramen?

    Is Japanese curry the new ramen?
    Matsumoto Seiji, an exceedingly shy, sweater-vested, salt-and-pepper-bearded chef north of 60 years, was tending to his simmering pot of Japanese curry. That might be the most boring sentence you'll read all day. However, I'm struggling to contain myself....
  • Everyone's a critic on 'Check, Please! South Florida'

    Everyone's a critic on 'Check, Please! South Florida'
    Seven years ago, WPBT2 borrowed a page from Chicago's public TV station and created "Check, Please! South Florida." Every episode features a trio of amateur critics who recommend and then visit the restaurants nominated by their fellow guests. So...
  • 15 for your Feb.14: Love songs or an iO square dance

    15 for your Feb.14: Love songs or an iO square dance
    Valentine's Day, St. Valentine's Day, the Feast of St. Valentine —whether you embrace it or resist it, it is here this weekend. If you're in need of some entertainment for the occasion, read on. Valentine's Night Barn Dance Jubilee: "Square...
  • Hyde Park bar The Cove Lounge is a Chicago classic

    Hyde Park bar The Cove Lounge is a Chicago classic
    The essentials: Upping your Chicago bar cred one sip at a time The Cove Lounge 1750 E. 55th St. 773-684-1013 Looks like: The yellowed basement den where your great uncle mounted his fishing trophies and let you try a sip of his Rolling Rock Smells...
  • Restaurant staff, please don't read the menu to us

    Restaurant staff, please don't read the menu to us
    By the time you read this I may already be gone, having headed for the thickest clump of wilderness, anywhere that might exist where I can still walk into a restaurant and a waiter won't ask ... "Have you dined with us before?" It's not the question...
  • Culinary Care helps fight cancer, one meal at a time

    Culinary Care helps fight cancer, one meal at a time
    One of the few good memories Wilmette native Courtney White has of her late father Barry's final fight with lung cancer in 2006 is of food: the dishes that concerned friends and neighbors brought the family every night for two months straight. Knowing...
  • In a case featuring a hit man and a Stradivarius, a priest pleads guilty as trial was to start

    A plot twist in a legal drama featuring a mobster and a violin played out Wednesday when a prison chaplain announced in court minutes before his trial was to start that he was guilty of trying to help an imprisoned mob hit man recover a hidden...
  • Historic Escape Hotel to become part of new Gale Boutique Hotel & Residences project

    Historic Escape Hotel to become part of new Gale Boutique Hotel & Residences project
    A rebirth is on tap for the historic Escape Hotel in Fort Lauderdale. In its heyday, the Escape, which opened in 1951, helped to launch Fort Lauderdale as a tourist destination, and developers are betting its restoration will fuel further development....