| Aug 17, 2010
Shadows are growing longer and days are growing shorter, but don't for a second think summer is over — even if the kids are heading back to school. There are plenty of sultry days in store. Warm weather can extend well beyond Labor Day; just ask any...
| Mar 22, 2012
Spring has just begun, and yet we've already had more than a month of agreeable weekend-brunch weather. The mind-boggling warm weather we've been enjoying lately has me thinking that balmy Sunday afternoons will continue forever. Which is crazy, of...
| Dec 22, 2011
You know, a lot of people tell me their favorite part of the column is the obituaries.
I'm really hurt.
It is, however, that time of year to remember the A&E folks we lost in the past 12 months.
Two-time Oscar winner Elizabeth Taylor died in March,...
| May 3, 2012
Mother's Day is one of the biggest dining-out days of the year, which to me makes it one of the worst days to actually dine out, because it's a crazy-busy day for restaurants. But if mom wants to dine out, and this is the one day of the year when you...
| Sep 8, 2012
| 5:57 PM
The loss of Paws to Tail in the Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley earlier this year left a void for those dog and cat owners depending on the shop for its natural, holistic and organic raw, dry and canned pet foods and treats.
Paws of Tail's former...
| Jun 13, 2013
Time to show dear old dad some of the love you showed mom last month (you did remember mom last month, right?). Here are more than two dozen Father's Day dining options, including one event taking place the night before Father's Day, and one that will...
| May 2, 2013
In the last six months, three highly regarded restaurant chef/operators — Stephanie Izard of Girl & the Goat, Graham Elliot of his eponymous restaurant, and David Flom and Matt Moore of Chicago Cut Steakhouse — have opened sequel restaurants,...
| Nov 19, 2012
In reality, “Red Dawn” star Josh Peck says, Twitter would be the No. 1 communication tool during a foreign invasion.
“#holy[bleep],” says the actor, best known for Nickelodeon’s “Drake and Josh” series and...
| Apr 18, 2013
A year or so ago, not long before chef Ryan McCaskey opened Acadia in the South Loop, he began thinking about what his soon-to-be restaurant might serve at brunch. A lifelong Deadhead, he was traveling around the country, following what remains of the...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 5:20 PM
Glastonbury's Rooftop 120, known for its third-floor perch overlooking Hebron Avenue, introduces an alfresco Sunday brunch on April 28.
The four-season rooftop bar and lounge plans a menu of starters (yogurt and fruit parfrait, oatmeal brulee, smoked...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 4:36 PM
A recap of the Michael Jackson episode of "Glee."...