| Dec 6, 2012
| 5:46 AM
The food offerings at the 41st annual lighting of Mount Vernon's Washington Monument on Thursday will be more diverse than ever, according to Michael Evitts of the Downtown Partnership, one of the event's organizers.
Clustered in a holiday village in the...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 8:49 AM
This list is not all-inclusive.
Doubletree Hotel, 5000 W. 127th St., Alsip, 708-272-4223
Open all day to accommodate hotel patrons and the public, Allgauer's is casual yet sophisticated and with recent renovations it's...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 8:15 AM
We're no strangers to the constant struggle between wanting to eat something on the go and not wanting to further clog your arteries or give McDonald's any more American dollars. If a cheap, healthy and portable meal sounds like what you're looking for,...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 12:38 PM
Sunrise Pita and Grill was the perfect spot to discover on the week of Yom Kippur. At this restaurant, you can get a bellyful of kosher food that will leave you satisfied while leaving your wallet similarly stuffed.
Open since 1988, Sunrise Pita sits...
| Oct 10, 2012
If you think hummus is yummus, here's some very good news: The Loop has just added two new pita-packed Middle Eastern restaurants. In July, Lebanon-based Abou Andre Mediterranean Bistro (60 E. Jackson Boulevard 312-386-1300) launched its first U.S....
| Oct 11, 2012
| 8:40 AM
MM's Gyros & Spuds
24 Temple st., Hartford
860-796-5589 and http://www.mmgyrosspudsinhartford.com
Like most cuisines, Middle Eastern food is great when it's done well and disappointing when botched. Luckily, this low-profile café, hidden away on a...
| Apr 30, 2012
| 9:07 AM
1) Mamoun's Falafel Restaurant
You want falafel? Anyone in town will tell you where to go: Mamoun's. They're open 365 days a year, until 3 a.m. Yes, even on Christmas, and I know this because I tested this last year and had my first ever Yuletide...
| May 15, 2012
| 2:07 PM
Try a bite of chicken sausage. Or Cajun-spiced chicken salad. Or tabbouleh. Or Turkish coffee. All while checking out live music, theater and original art.
If this sounds like marvelous food for body and soul, well, that's the idea.
It's all part of...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 6:47 AM
Shapiro's Cafe was a little erratic when it opened. Its hours of operation seemed whimsical, and the staff sometimes acted surprised when customers walked in.
But the midtown spot has settled into a groove, and now Shapiro's feel like a permanent part of...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 11:10 AM
121 Allyn St., Hartford, (860) 278-0202, aladdinhalal.com
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668 Farmington Ave., West Hartford, (860) 233-8168, tangierswh.com
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| May 25, 2012
Each week we tell viewers what they can get for free. This week's free list: 1) Zumba Party 2) Fleet Week Activities 3) Falafel Eating Contest
Zumba Party with Diana McCray Tuesday, June 5, 7:00-8:30pm
Zumba combines Latin and International music as a...