| Sep 13, 2013
1729 N. Halsted St. 312-337-6070
With Steppenwolf and The Royal George Theatre just down the street, this dining room makes a stunning setting for a pre-theater dinner or date. Former Charlie Trotter's chef Giuseppe Tentori changes the contemporary...
| 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...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 11:07 AM
The Jean Banchet Awards for Culinary Excellence — the local Emmys equivalent to the James Beard Foundation Awards — is the annual ceremony celebrating the achievements in Chicago’s restaurant community. This year’s nominees were...
| Jul 16, 2013
You can’t blame “Fruitvale Station” star Michael B. Jordan for being tempted.
“I was actually thinking about calling up Michael Jordan’s Steakhouse [today] and just getting dinner reservations,” the 26-year-old...
| 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...
| Jan 20, 2012
| 5:18 AM
The AAA Five- and Four-Diamond Awards for restaurants and hotels were announced this morning, and Chicago wound up tied with New York with the most five-diamond restaurants in North America.
All of Chicago's Five-Diamond restaurants or hotels were repeat...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jan 28, 2012
| 11:58 AM
The Jean Banchet Awards, the local Emmy's of the restaurant world, were announced in a lavish ceremony hosted by Steve Dolinsky and Alpana Singh at the Fairmont Hotel Friday night. The awards were part of the 15th annual Grand Chefs Gala. Chef Jimmy...