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  • 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...
  • My (almost) favorite dishes from 2014

    My (almost) favorite dishes from 2014
    Last week, my colleague Phil Vettel and I unveiled our 10 favorite dishes we ate in Chicago restaurants in 2014. Narrowing the list down to five each was yeoman's work, and we were pained to leave out a number of worthy contenders. So here, now, are...
  • Buying a ticket instead of making a reservation

    Buying a ticket instead of making a reservation
    So you just read a rave restaurant review, you have an anniversary approaching and that settles it: you'll splurge on dinner for two at RPM Steak. We're sure you'll enjoy the New York Strip, the risotto with white truffles and the romance … of a 4:...
  • Cigarettes flame out as more Americans quit smoking

    Cigarettes flame out as more Americans quit smoking
    Millions of Americans are mulling New Year's resolutions this week. Some will be made — and broken — before sunset. But thousands will resolve to quit smoking and ... stick to it. We know that because the proportion of Americans who smoke...
  • 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...
  • Chicago dining 2014 in review: A world-class year

    Chicago dining 2014 in review: A world-class year
    We Chicagoans know in our hearts we're the bee's knees, but 2014 was a year food lovers everywhere saw us for what we already knew ourselves to be. A restaurant other than Alinea won three Michelin stars. A mixologist was deemed best in the world. A...
  • Roes for the holidays: Party dishes with different types of caviar

     Roes for the holidays: Party dishes with different types of caviar
    Caviar, once upon a holiday past, meant a tin of Caspian sturgeon roe nestled in ice with a mother-of-pearl spoon, accompanied by Champagne. Today, concerns about the environmental impact of those fabled Caspian fisheries — and one's budget —...
  • 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...
  • Jimmy Bannos Jr. pushes restaurant legacy in new directions

    Jimmy Bannos Jr. pushes restaurant legacy in new directions
     In spite of its wild popularity and critical acclaim, and hence the large crowds that usually keep me out of restaurants that are wildly popular and critically acclaimed, the Purple Pig is where I was sitting one recent night awaiting the arrival of some...
  • Rick Bayless' 'Mexico: One Plate at a Time' serves up 10th season on PBS

     Rick Bayless' 'Mexico: One Plate at a Time' serves up 10th season on PBS
    He has three renowned Mexican restaurants in Chicago, five Tortas Frontera outposts (including three at O'Hare International Airport) plus several Frontera Fresco eateries. He's written eight cookbooks, and his Frontera Foods company makes sauces,...
  • Closeness in the kitchen for Bannos family

    Closeness in the kitchen for Bannos family
    I couldn't believe that 6 o'clock on a Thursday night was a good time to connect with the father-and-son Bannos team, but I was assured that it was best for getting them in the same place. As I entered The Purple Pig, I started having my doubts about...