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  • The legendary Pump Room retains its name

    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...
  • Saturday, March 17, 2012

    5 - 6 a.m. The Satursday Morning Show with Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong  5:05 a.m.   It’s the 30th anniversary of the Farm Toy and Antique Tractor Show in Sublette, Illinois.  Max Armstrong visits with Don Dingus, one of the show founders,...
  • Sunday, March 18, 2012

    5 - 5:30 a.m. The Great Outdoors with Charlie Potter  5:30 - 6 a.m. Love Changes Life 6 - 6:30 a.m. The Lutheran Hour 6:30 - 9 a.m. The Sunday Papers with Rick Kogan 6:35 a.m.  Listen to highlights from the latest “Chicago Live!,”...
  • Up next at Second City? A new theater in Piper's Alley

    Up next at Second City? A new theater in Piper's Alley
    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...
  • Ian Schrager transforms a legend, Chicago journalists are honored

    Ian Schrager transforms a legend, Chicago journalists are honored
    The oversized invitation for the opening of Ian Schrager's newest hotel, Public Chicago, stated "no jacket required and dress knockout." And even though the party was intended to be a celebration of the hotel, formerly the Ambassador East, it also...
  • Public updates famous past

    Public updates famous past
    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...
  • Pump Room is primed & ready

    Pump Room is primed & ready
    The Pump Room is back, baby. The ghosts of former habitues Frank Sinatra, Humphrey Bogart and untold others can revel in a revamped dining room that's as relevant for today's restaurant patron as the original Pump Room was for the celebrities of...
  • This week in food writing

    This week in food writing
    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...
  • Phil Vettel gives the Pump Room two stars

    Phil Vettel gives the Pump Room two stars
    The foursome across from me could barely notice the food on their table, so intent were they on the party in the far corner. They craned their necks; they giggled; they tweeted furiously. Eventually, the female half of the group mustered the courage to...
  • SNERD - November 10th, 2011

    Raising Cain's Appetite As he attempts to rescue his reputation, political future, and front-running presidential candidacy, embattled Republican Herman Cain is dealing with allegations of sexual harassment by strapping on the feedbag. But rather than...
  • Sighting: Zac Efron, Rosie O'Donnell, Gloria Estefan at Paris Club

    Sighting: Zac Efron, Rosie O'Donnell, Gloria Estefan at Paris Club
    Following the debut of her talk show Monday, Rosie O'Donnell and her girlfriend and family had dinner at Paris Club. Singer Gloria Estefan had dinner at Paris Club after appearing on the show Tuesday, as did actor John C. Reilly following his Chicago...