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  • At long last, Rich Melman a Beard award winner

    At long last, Rich Melman a Beard award winner
    Maybe it was the name. Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises. How else do you account for its Chicago founder, Rich Melman, being nominated six consecutive times for the James Beard Foundation's outstanding restaurateur of the year award and never winning?...
  • 2 of singer's favorites: Bahamas, motorcycles

    2 of singer's favorites: Bahamas, motorcycles
    Born in Utah and raised in Alaska, singer Jewel Kilcher, known professionally simply as Jewel, has put down roots in Texas with husband Ty Murray. She debuted in 1995 with her album "Pieces of You," which sold more than 15 million copies, thanks to her...
  • Fixed menu at Vie for $35 next week

    Next week Vie, chef Paul Virant's Michelin-starred restaurant in Western Springs, will offer a three-course menu for $35 as part of a weeklong promotion by Yelp. A wine pairing will be available for an extra $15. What's on the menu? Crispy parisienne...
  • Red tape tangles chefs wanting to improve school lunch

    Red tape tangles chefs wanting to improve school lunch
    When top Chicago chefs visited a Northwest Side lunchroom this fall and found bags of Tostitos with ground meat as the main course, their first instinct was to roll up their sleeves and start cooking. Within a month, the group of chefs — who call...
  • California hotels hosting culinary classes and events

    California hotels hosting culinary classes and events
    Hungry for a change of pace? Eat, drink and indulge your need to escape during a foodie weekend, a tasty trend sweeping the hotel industry. You can compare flights of wine, learn how to make sushi or whip up a classic French dessert. Then retreat to...
  • Our Laguna: Laguna says 'bonjour!'

    The youth of sister cities Laguna Beach and Menton, France, cemented relations this week. The Laguna Beach Sister Cities Assn. entertained students from Menton and their two chaperones with dinners at local restaurants, field trips, some free time to...
  • Chicago's top chefs hold garage sale, bake-sale benefit

    Garage sales with mismatched glassware and old power tools are pretty common. The garage sale scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Michelin-starred NAHA restaurant will be anything but common. Dubbed the Culinary Garage Sale & Bake Sale, bargain...
  • Local restaurants serve up healthful kids meals

    Local restaurants serve up healthful kids meals
    There are lots of good reasons parents avoid taking their kids to nice restaurants, including tight budgets, cranky behavior (all around) and a lack of healthy kids meal options.  There’s not much restaurateurs can do about the first two issues, but...
  • Kohler is awash in history, but that's not the best part

    Kohler is awash in history, but that's not the best part
    KOHLER, Wis. — If the words "company town" bring to mind mean-spirited, penny-pinching bosses bereft of benevolence, then it's unfair to use that term to describe Kohler. Regardless of the label, though, this is clearly a town that the Kohler family...
  • Indulge: A singular sip crafted from top-notch ingredients

    Indulge: A singular sip crafted from top-notch ingredients
    It’s not incongruous to pair "good" with "indulgence." Not when you’re talking about the bloody mary at Perennial Virant: fresh, light, spiced nice, pickled vegetables garnishing. Do it with the most healthful ingredients. Beautifully...
  • Downstate plates

    Downstate plates
    No longer is Chicago just "the best place to eat between New York and San Francisco," but now it is endorsed by outsiders as one of the finest dining cities in the world. The Michelin Guide's entry into Chicago last November, plus Alinea's No. 6 ranking...