| Aug 2, 2012
At this moment, two restaurants operate at 1655 Algonquin Road in Rolling Meadows. Both share the same four chefs, serve in the same dining room and employ the same tableware and wait staff. To make things more confusing, both restaurants are named Red...
| Mar 15, 2012
Every neighborhood in Baltimore seems to have at least one reliable spot for good Chinese food.
But with its central location at Charles and 25th streets, and its hard-to-miss yellow-and-red signs, Yum's Asian Bistro feels like it belongs to the city...
| Dec 13, 2011
| 4:34 PM
Kumquat trees: Growing kumquat trees is relatively easy, and the plants deliver an abundance of fruit that can be eaten fresh, preserved, even used to make kumquat martinis....
| Dec 13, 2011
| 9:24 PM
I recently got word that Shambles received the only 4 a.m. license on Division street in Wicker Park. So naturally, I dropped in to see what was up. It had been a minute since I had been to Shambles. When I walked in the door I noticed something…...
| Dec 8, 2012
If you had asked an observer a few years ago whether the future of dining in Los Angeles was more likely to be influenced by its mobile restaurants or its pop-ups, the money would have been on the trucks. Food trucks seemed to draw from everything about...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 8:58 AM
Overall impression: While Pubbelly has been on my radar since it opened in the fall of 2010, it wasn't until February that I paid attention. That's when the James Beard Foundation included Pubbelly among its semifinalist nominations. While it didn't...
| Mar 13, 2012
UPDATE: Ramova Grill is closing for good on 4/14/12. Happy trails, Tony and staff!!!
(Orginal post from 9/27/11)
Often, while out and about covering stories in Chicago, I meet fascinating people and see interesting places that I don't get to...
| Dec 10, 2011
| 5:49 PM
I hope you're ready for a heap of restaurant news … 'cause we're about to dig in!
First, Strange Brew Tavern opened days ago at the former Jelly Beans Southside Jam space at 1996 S. Fifth St., Allentown.
Owners upgraded the 6,000-square-foot...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 4:09 AM
Nearly 100 Chicago firefighters this morning battled an extra-alarm blaze on the city's West Side that jumped from a Chinese restaurant to two storefronts with second-floor apartments, officials said.
No injuries were reported in the 2-11 alarm fire...
| Dec 20, 2011
| 3:26 PM
Although we're on the Pacific Northwest coast, the sights, sounds and smells of Richmond, British Columbia, make us feel like we've taken a trip to Asia. We hop off the shiny, driverless Metro Vancouver SkyTrain at the Lansdowne Station, a legacy of the...
| Dec 24, 2011
| 3:45 PM
'Tis the time of year for planning another round of New Year's resolutions.
It's a mere week away, so that may mean it's time to join a gym or perhaps take up yoga.
And — at least for the Lehigh Valley — there's a new concept called hot...