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  • Ten @ 10: A few more sandwiches we have loved

    Ten @ 10: A few more sandwiches we have loved
    In April we gave folks 30 sandwiches for 30 days, some of the best the area has to offer. But Chicago is a big place and we could do 365 days of sandwiches if we wanted to. So here's a few more of personal favorites that didn't make the original list...
  • Dinner and a movie

    Dinner and a movie
    Man, I wish I'd gotten this assignment two years ago. The task of matching Oscar-nominated films to appropriate restaurants is challenge enough, but it's even harder these days, thanks to the Academy's esteem-building decision to expand the number of...
  • 'Vampire Diaries,' 'Chuck' coming to C2E2

    'Vampire Diaries,' 'Chuck' coming to C2E2
    This year's Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo will be especially nerdy--but cool at the same time. That's because the cast members from "Chuck" and "The Vampire Diaries" will be there. C2E2, which takes place March 18-20 at McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake...
  • Keeping the Old West alive in Santa Ynez Valley

    Keeping the Old West alive in Santa Ynez Valley
    Santa Barbara County's Santa Ynez Valley is known for its fine wines and upscale horse farms, but some of the Old West remains, including two historic stagecoach stops that continue to operate as successful restaurants. Cold Spring Tavern, near the top...
  • Gifts good enough for the famous

    Gifts good enough for the famous
    Celebrities are cashing in on their fame by designing clothes, concocting fragrances, writing books and creating fine art. For those shopping for the celebrity obsessed, it has never been easier. Anderson's Bookshop in Downers Grove and Naperville...
  • 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?...
  • How RJ Grunts (and other Chicago restaurants) got its name

    How RJ Grunts (and other Chicago restaurants) got its name
    What’s in a name? For recent James Beard Award-winning restaurateur Rich Melman, it began 40 years ago with an involuntary emission of sound, which led to his restaurant empire. Here's the story of how RJ GruntsĀ and other notable restaurants...
  • 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...
  • Charlie Trotter's restaurant to close in August

    Charlie Trotter's restaurant to close in August
    New Year's Eve is a time for drama, but chef Charlie Trotter outdid himself Sunday. Shortly after midnight, in front of some 100 guests in his eponymous restaurant, Trotter dropped a bomb: At the end of August, after the acclaimed restaurant celebrates...
  • So what's in store, and on stage, in 2012?

    So what's in store, and on stage, in 2012?
    Happy new year! So what do we have to look forward to in 2012 in the world of Chicago theater? Let's start with new places to see shows. The first new theater to open in 2012 likely will be the Rivendell Theatre in the Edgewater neighborhood — a...
  • Bravo's Andy Cohen says Chicago's turn is coming

    Bravo's Andy Cohen says Chicago's turn is coming
    If you want to know why there’s not a “Real Housewives of Chicago,” Bravo TV exec Andy Cohen has the answer. Or not. “That's a good question,” Cohen told RedEye in a recent phone interview. “We’ve done...