| May 17, 2013
| 11:28 AM
Rory Ledbetter has a problem — a gambling problem.
In his one-man show, he explains how dopamine works — it's the chemical in our brains that makes us feel good, that drives reward-driven learning. "Do this and you'll feel better," the...
| May 8, 2013
| 2:33 PM
Seminole Casino Coconut Creek promotions in May include slot tournaments, Memorial Day giveaways and a weekly Mini Cooper giveaway. Slot & Nosh Wednesdays, May 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Guests may earn 100 Player Points and receive...
| May 2, 2013
| 2:09 PM
Americans say "Bottoms up" when they hoist a few.
The French toast is "A votre Sante." When Italians raise a glass they say "Salute" or "Cin Cin," their version of a Brit's "Cheers." In India it is "Tulleho," a combination the Raj "Talley Ho" and the...
| May 6, 2013
| 10:07 AM
A shave and a haircut of yesteryear cost the proverbial two bits, 25 cents. A shave alone at The Old Bank Barbers, a soon-to-open barber shop on The Avenue in Hampden, will cost $25.
It won't be any old shave, though. Owner Daniel Wells promises an old-...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 12:17 PM
Mary Helen’s restaurant in downtown Hampton will reopen Friday, March 22, under new management.
While owner Mary Helen Jackson continues to enjoy semi-retirement, the restaurant will be managed by chef Ronald Martin and his wife, Adrienne. They&...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Studded with strawberries, this breakfast recipe is a cross between a baked French toast and a dessert bread pudding. Swap in almost any fruit depending on what's in season. Although we typically advocate using whole-grain bread, we stuck with challah for...
| 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 18, 2013
Though Sunday brunch is a year-round option, warm and sunny weather is what brings out the crowds. I can attest to that, having spent most of the last 10 fairly miserable (weatherwise) weekends hitting one brunch after another; I don't think I found a...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 2:37 PM
Pickle Barrel Deli
1565 S. Bragaw St.
$5-$10 per plate
10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday
With more news coming in and less time to leave the station for lunch, I’ve been...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 7:08 AM
It’s a random Saturday around 10:32 p.m. You find yourself and a few pals in a bar frequented by young, hipster-leaning Chicagoans. Ordering your fourth whiskey with a Coke splash, you observe the scenery. You manage to catch the eye of a girl and...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 8:22 AM
Inside a hangar on the edge of the tarmac at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport sits one of the best lunch spots in Fort Lauderdale.
Two weeks ago, I wouldn't have believed I'd ever write that sentence. But then, I found myself at Jet Runway Cafe....