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  • Bill Zehme, Johnny Carson's biographer, prepares next act

    Bill Zehme, Johnny Carson's biographer, prepares next act
    It's early evening and Twin Anchors, the venerable Old Town tavern and restaurant most famous for its ribs (and that Frank Sinatra ate them whenever he was in town), is not yet crowded, and Gina Manrique, who owns the place with her siblings Paul Tuzi and Mary Kay Cimarusti, is filling in an old friend about her children and school, and … in walks Bill Zehme.
  • A new view of 'cue

    Barbecue still holds a romantic allure. At its heart, you take meat and apply heat via smoke of a wood-burning fire. There's something primordial and attractive about the process. Unlike grilling a steak or frying a pork chop, smoking meats requires...

    Local barbecue 101

    Local barbecue 101
    Those attempting to define Chicago barbecue as one specific style will have no such luck — at the least, there are three distinct approaches found within city limits. The interesting thing is if you plot out these restaurants on a map, the...

    Bob Mamet feeling at home in Chicago

    Bob Mamet feeling at home in Chicago
      After decades living in Los Angeles and traveling the world to play pianos in various jazz joints, Bob Mamet came home. "It just feels so right," he says, two new Chicago years under his belt and a new CD conceived and about to be born here. It is...

    A screen's-eye view of Chicago

    Chicago has been involved in filmmaking since the technology's very beginnings in the early 1900s, when some of the world's first movie studios operated here. From those early days, when neighborhood kids would sneak onto the Selig Polyscope Co. lot at...