| Aug 17, 2012
UPDATE: An eviction notice was spotted on Alain's door the week of Sept. 24 and calls to the restaurant have not been answered.
1355 S. Michigan Ave. 312-922-1186
Rating: 2 (out of 4) Give it some time
What happens when a Cameroon-...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 12:53 PM
Juvia, the roof-top Miami Beach restaurant, is one of Worth magazine’s Top 10 Power Lunch Restaurants in the country.
The April-May issue names the spots for business and eating.
“Great eating complements great deal-making, and these...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 6:57 PM
Stephanie Sack owns Vive La Femme, a snappy Bucktown boutique for plus-size fashionistas. While her store tends to be more flattering focused than trend conscious, she says that accessories play a major role in pulling a complete look together.
| Aug 5, 2011
| 4:22 PM
Celebrations for my recent triumph over a “food coma” came to a screeching halt, because my doctor says that people who live in Lincoln Park are not only at a higher risk for over indulging, but living anywhere in Chicago exposes people to the...
| Mar 14, 2011
| 5:50 PM
Ski Rixen at Quiet Waters Park (photo by Beth Black)
BEST PLACE TO CABLE SKI AND WAKEBOARD
Ski Rixen at Quiet Waters Park
401 S. Powerline Road, Deerfield Beach, 954-429-0215, Skirixenusa.com
No boat is needed to wakeboard, water-ski or kneeboard at Ski...
| Mar 28, 2011
| 1:20 AM
Message received: “Trust” director David Schwimmer doesn’t want to talk about “Friends.”
That became clear as I asked him by phone (after questions about his new movie, of course) what his character, Ross Gellar, is doing...
| Apr 11, 2011
| 11:27 AM
NoMI, the French restaurant at the Park Hyatt overlooking Michigan Avenue, has been closed since January. When it emerges from its gut renovations on June 3, it’ll have a name change: NoMI Kitchen.
It’s a shift from the haute and buttoned-up...
| Jun 15, 2011
Welcome to my first column in the Chicago Tribune! I hope you will enjoy my coverage of some of the most exciting events around Chicago each week.
Friends of Prentice celebrated at its 25th annual gala, "Reflections," with an elegant black-tie affair...
| Feb 17, 2012
| 12:21 PM
10 days. 200 restaurants. One city.
Chicago Restaurant Week is back and bigger than ever, with HUNDREDS of restaurants offering three-course lunches and dinners at a discounted rate ($22 for lunch, $33/$44 for dinner). This gives thousands of diners...
| Mar 16, 2012
| 12:49 PM
The chief of food services at Chicago Public Schools and two members of her staff have received gifts worth thousands of dollars from the district's two largest food vendors since 2007, a serious violation of the district's ethics code, according to an...
| Dec 5, 2011
| 10:42 AM
While nowhere as big as its local Hyatt brethren, this upscale boutique hotel oozes cool the moment you step into its dark, mahogany-toned lobby highlighted by an impressive art collection (the "Piazza del Duomo Milan" hanging near the front desk is the...