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  • Chef David Everett feeds Williamsburg community through restaurants, local projects

    Chef David Everett feeds Williamsburg community through restaurants, local projects
    Looking out the kitchen window of his latest project, the Colonial Capital Bed & Breakfast on Richmond Road, David Everett can see the house where his mother grew up. He wanted to buy that house, but it wasn't available. So he and his wife, Kathryn...
  • New hangars, taxiways part of major changes at Leesburg International Airport

    LEESBURG — From its beginnings as an Army airfield to advances that ushered in international-airport status, the city's airport is making yet more changes to become a leading transportation hub. Leesburg International Airport's taxiways have...
  • Bainbridge Island: Where Seattle goes for R&R

    Bainbridge Island: Where Seattle goes for R&R
    Bainbridge Island, 35 minutes by ferry from the Seattle waterfront, is an escape from city grit. For locals, the island (population 23,196) is a haven for affluent commuters. For visitors, it's an easy day trip with 30 miles of trails, seven wineries...
  • Weekend preview: Greatness on Clematis Street

    Weekend preview: Greatness on Clematis Street
    From the sweeping, sun-soaked waterfront at one end to the nightfall mystery of the bars and pubs up the block, the eclectic charms of West Palm Beach’s Clematis Street are no secret to locals. So the news that Clematis has been named one of the...
  • From art student to Acadia

    From art student to Acadia
    10:45 p.m. is not the usual time for an interview, but that is how it worked out. As I entered Acadia on South Wabash, pastry chef Ji Yoon greeted me from behind the host stand. She had been waiting for me, and was dressed in her civilians, ready to...
  • Restaurant review: Salero ★★★

    Restaurant review: Salero ★★★
    Salero is barely 2 months old, but it has Chicago's dining scene buzzing. The Spanish-inspired restaurant is the latest from Wood owner Franco Gianni, and like Wood, is run by executive chef Ashlee Aubin, who is becoming a force to be reckoned with in...
  • Jean Banchet Awards nominees announced

    Jean Banchet Awards nominees announced
    The Jean Banchet Awards for Culinary Excellence, which honor culinary distinction in the Chicago area, announced its nominees Thursday. There are four nominees in each of the 12 restaurant and chef categories; this year, for the first time, public input...
  • Cicchetti to close after Saturday service

    Cicchetti to close after Saturday service
    The thing about the restaurant industry is: "You never know." Cicchetti, the Streeterville restaurant with an impressive pedigree of kitchen talent, a restaurant our critic Phil Vettel gave three stars, has succumbed to the realities of the profit-loss...
  • Pike Place Market is a magical lure on Seattle's bustling waterfront

    Pike Place Market is a magical lure on Seattle's bustling waterfront
    Somehow, on four visits to Pike Place Market over three decades, I failed to learn where the brothel was. Nor did I hear how the first Starbucks did business for years in this neighborhood before selling its first cup of coffee. Clearly, I was missing a...
  • Velvet Underground dinner features Kahan, Merges and John Cale

    Velvet Underground dinner features Kahan, Merges and John Cale
    Big-time, chef-y, multi-course collaboration dinners are a dime a dozen in Chicago, but the one at Nico Osteria (1015 N. Rush St.) this Sunday warrants more than a cursory mention. We'll ignore the fact Paul Kahan (Blackbird, Avec, The Publican) and...
  • 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...