| Sep 16, 2011
| 9:52 AM
Scores of shows are opening in Chicago this fall. Here are 10 productions to anticipate with particular relish.
Just a few weeks after the opening of the Broadway transfer of the Kennedy Center revival, Chicago director Gary Griffin stages...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 7:00 PM
Get those taste buds and appointment books ready.
Starting Sunday, locals will have one week to enjoy the best bang for their restaurant buck as OC Restaurant Week rolls back into town.
This year 100 restaurants from throughout the county will...
| Mar 2, 2012
| 4:39 PM
It's easy to mistake the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago's new seventh-floor lobby for a gallery. The off-white walls act like a canvas to pieces such as a woman's torso made entirely of coins; a large, stark-blue homage to French artist Yves Klein's "IKB 191"...
| Sep 24, 2011
| 8:50 AM
The heavy hitters were out at last night's Hamburger Hop, a friendly burger competition that serves as the kickoff event to this weekend's Chicago Gourmet food and wine festival.
But the little guys came out on top.
Bandera, a small restaurant on...
| Oct 11, 2011
| 4:05 AM
Did you hear the one about the hamburger that went to college?
Bobby's Burger Palace opens Thursday in College Park, the seventh in a small but quickly expanding group of restaurants launched in July 2008 by the chef, restaurateur and television...
| Oct 10, 2011
| 1:30 PM
Michael Mina's self-named San Francisco restaurant has been named Esquire's Restaurant of the Year. That's good news for Baltimoreans.
Mina's Wit & Wisdom is scheduled to open in the Four Seasons hotel in November. "If Mina is there the night you visit,...
| Oct 11, 2011
| 11:08 AM
Wit & Wisdom posted announced an opening date, or at least mentioned an opening date in passing, on its Twitter page.
Michael Mina's restaurant in the Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore is scheduled to open on Nov. 1.
UPDATE (Oct. 12, 10:30 a.m.): A rep for...
| Oct 16, 2011
Up in the northwest forest where Washington, Idaho and British Columbia converge, there's a lazy little international border crossing called Nelway, about the size of a gas station.
"Where are you headed?" a Canadian border patrol agent asked when my...
| Oct 17, 2011
| 7:02 PM
The Resort at Pelican Hill is Condé Nast Traveler readers' top resort in the country, according to the results of the annual 2011 Reader's Choice Awards released last week.
Pelican Hill, which celebrates its third anniversary Nov. 26, scored 96.3 in...
| Oct 28, 2011
Silhouette Stages presents this Tony Award-winning musical comedy through Saturday, Nov. 5, at Slayton House, 10400 Cross Fox Lane in Columbia. Shows at 3 p.m. today and 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Tickets are $18; $15 for seniors and...
| Nov 8, 2011
| 8:50 AM
New restaurants opened at snail's pace over the first 10 months of 2011. All of a sudden, they're arriving at jack-rabbit speed.
In a span of 19 days, three new restaurants will have opened, all within a nine-block radius. And another restaurant will re-...