| Oct 28, 2011
| 11:24 AM
The legendary Ambassador East — and its equally renowned Pump Room restaurant — were far past their prime when hotel design legend Ian Schrager bought the 85-year-old Gold Coast property.
But Public, Schrager's boutique hotel that...
| Sep 16, 2011
| 5:35 PM
Your weekly compendium of food stories from the Tribune's Good Eating and Dining staff.
*** Our Good Eating cover this week, from special contributor Susan Taylor, looks at the many varietals of apples. "The Age of the Apple"
*** September is the...
| Apr 7, 2011
Sociologists looking for the quintessential neighborhood pub would be smart to park themselves at Koco's.
This family-owned tavern in Lauraville not only serves up good local fare — excellent crab cakes and juicy wings — it is also embedded...
| May 25, 2011
| 8:41 AM
What leaked out two weeks ago on Eater.com is finally being confirmed: Star chef/restaurateur Jean-Georges Vongerichten will head up the new and improved Pump Room when that fabled restaurant reopens in the fall.
Although it might not be called the...
| Jun 7, 2011
| 12:46 PM
To cast your vote for Pump Room or Gold Coast Kitchen:
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| Jun 8, 2011
| 8:25 AM
As you may have read a couple of weeks ago, the venerable Pump Room restaurant, and the building that houses it, are being renovated by hotelier/impresario Ian Schrager and will emerge in September as a boutique hotel, to be called Public Chicago (1301 N....
| Jun 24, 2011
| 8:36 AM
So, now we have it: The Pump Room will be called…the Pump Room.
How prosaic. How uninspired. How positively awful.
That is the result of a two-week long contest conducted by hotelier Ian Schrager, who bought the Ambassador East hotel and its...
| Jan 14, 2011
I don't meet many magicians these days and that's a shame.
Magicians are among my favorite people and Chicago has a lengthy and colorful history with magic and those who practice it. It wasn't so long ago that I sat with a magician named Walter Anthony,...
| Feb 14, 2011
| 8:16 AM
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| Aug 22, 2011
| 2:29 PM
Despite the famously lengthy titles of its revues, the Second City has come up with a very short name for its new venue in the Piper’s Alley complex on Chicago’s North Side: “Up.”
Intended as a riff on stand-up comedy and the...
| Feb 17, 2011
| 12:16 PM
It’s the ultimate garage sale and everything must go.
Memorabilia from the Ambassador East Hotel and the Pump Room, once a celebrity stopover in trips from New York to Hollywood, will be available to the public in a 12-day liquidation sale starting...