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  • Fixed-price lunch at Blackbird great deal

    Fixed-price lunch at Blackbird great deal
    Who eats: This West Loop dining room pulls in business types, a surprising number of students and the occasional mild-mannered reporter. Why eat: Blackbird is one of the finest restaurants in the country (multiple James Beard nominations) as well as...
  • Restaurant review: The Strand House in Manhattan Beach

    Restaurant review: The Strand House in Manhattan Beach
    The Strand House in Manhattan Beach commands an enviable position at the edge of the ocean-side town overlooking the pier. No accident, since owner Michael Zislis is already a big presence here with his Shade Hotel and a number of casual restaurants,...
  • 2012 bar and restaurant review: Highs, lows and delicious trends

    2012 bar and restaurant review: Highs, lows and delicious trends
    When it comes to adventures in dining and drinking, Chicago definitely delivered this year. Hot chefs expanded their empires with new restaurants. New words made their way into our nightlife vocabulary. And, of course, there were doughnuts. And pie. And...
  • City Winery enters a crowded music and restaurant market

    City Winery enters a crowded music and restaurant market
    Into a live music scene already stuffed with clubs, City Winery promises something different: Music and food in a wine-country atmosphere. But will it be enough to draw traffic from already well-trafficked clubs and restaurants within miles, if not a...
  • Wicker Park & Bucktown notables and staff favorites

    Wicker Park & Bucktown notables and staff favorites
    Trenchermen 2039 W. North Ave. 773-661-1540 Chefs (and brothers) Mike and Patrick Sheerin left their posts at acclaimed restaurants -- Blackbird and The Signature Room, respectively—to jam out together cooking seasonal, globally influenced...
  • Review: Embeya

    Review: Embeya
    Review: Embeya 564 W. Randolph St. 312-612-5640 Rating: !!! (out of four) Off to a good start It seems like there's a new restaurant opening in the West Loop every other week these days, and Thai Dang, the chef of recently opened Embeya, is just happy to...
  • Turkey president shops at Brooks Brothers and other NATO sightings

    Turkey president shops at Brooks Brothers and other NATO sightings
    The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, had dinner at upscale Mexican restaurant Mercadito Monday while in Chicago for NATO. And as you would expect, he had plenty of company. Besides the Prince's table of seven, the large...
  • Mini-review: Alimentari

    Mini-review: Alimentari
    Alimentari Osteria 621 W. Randolph St. 312-382-8880 Rating: 3 (out of four) Off to a good start The backstory: Sometimes, a restaurant can get by on its location and not a whole lot more. Despite its circa-2005 martini list and just-OK sushi, Meiji,...
  • Review: Trenchermen

    Review: Trenchermen
    Review: Trenchermen 2039 W. North Ave. 773-661-1540 Rating: !!!! (out of 4) Already hot   ------- What's in a name? trench•er•man (noun) A person who enjoys food. "It refers to a hearty eater; that's the actual definition, and we want...
  • Harford County police blotter: Shrimp stolen in Aberdeen

    The Harford County Sheriff's Office and Maryland State Police report: Aberdeen Matthew Smothers, 42, of the 200 block of Mayberry Drive, was charged Thursday with second-degree assault. A door was stolen from a construction site Wednesday in the...
  • Weekend preview: We're OK with S3 and C&I BBQ

    Weekend preview: We're OK with S3 and C&I BBQ
    What do an alluring new restaurant on one of South Florida’s most dazzling beachfronts and an urban outdoor barbecue with free burgers, dogs and beer pong have in common? Perhaps not much, but we’re interested in both for the same quality-...