| May 26, 2011
| 12:18 PM
Background: Max's Grille celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. That's almost a generation, and judging by the crowds that wait for one of the 150 seats on the always bustling patio, it's a much-loved destination for young and old, locals and...
| Jun 2, 2011
Kenny Chesney had already recorded 11 songs on his new album, "Hemingway's Whiskey," when he decided to scrap all but a few of them and start from scratch.
It was the end of 2009, and he was about to take a year off from music.
But, Chesney said, "I...
| Jun 1, 2011
| 9:24 AM
The taste of victory is either stone crab or barbecue flavored.
While the Heat and the Mavericks fought on the basketball court last night, a friendly battle of bishops simmered in the background: a wager between Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami and...
| Jun 1, 2011
| 12:18 PM
Best reason to go: The low prices. Entire meal for four, including one beer, one wine, an appetizer and two desserts: $56.41 plus tip. They also use humanely raised steak or chicken and offer organic and vegetarian choices. Finally, there are the...
| Jun 15, 2011
| 5:52 AM
Nancy Ackerman knows her crusts. As the owner and baking genius of 4 & Twenty Blackbirds, she elevates the first layer of each dessert to something sublime, starting with crushed graham crackers at the base of the cranberry orange cheesecake and key...
| Jun 16, 2011
Eventually, the restaurant team of Kevin Boehm and Rob Katz will open a restaurant that fails to live up to expectations. Mostly because expectations for this everything-touched-turns-golden duo keep rising.
How can they not? From Boka to Girl & the Goat...
| Jul 22, 2011
| 2:43 PM
I was in the garage when I heard the scream. I knew the sound the way you know your own child's cry. Because this was my child! I rushed in and found her shrieking and shaking.
"Huge roach! Huge roach!" She kept repeating, eyes fixed on the kitchen trash...
| Jul 28, 2011
| 12:08 PM
First impression: Walk into the noisy, light-filled lobby of The Westin Diplomat and you could be at any family friendly resort. Walk to the left, across the threshold of Hollywood Prime, however, and you immediately feel the embrace of high-end...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 7:41 AM
If I were going to a restaurant that served bar food — or a gastropub, as we call them today — I'd want to make sure its French fries were in order. But the fries at English Tap and Beer Garden disappointed me. They weren't crisp, were near...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 1:01 PM
GT Fish & Oyster
531 N. Wells St. 312-929-3501
Rating: !!!! (out of 4) Already hot
The scene: Seriously bustling. The decor at GT in River North, the latest Boka Restaurant Group eatery, is all ships-at-sea paintings, plates set with fishing sinkers...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 7:02 AM
The building at the corner of Belair and Mountain Roads in Fallston has a reputation as one of those spots where no restaurant seems able to survive.
Tony Ashe, owner and general manager of the Mallet, the newest restaurant at the location, hopes to...