| May 9, 2013
To appreciate Bread & Wine, the 16-month-old restaurant in the Irving Park neighborhood, it helps to be less literal and more observant.
For instance, you might be surprised, as I was initially, to discover that the kitchen doesn't set out much bread....
| May 9, 2013
| 2:22 PM
This Sunday, May 12, is Mother’s Day, and I’m looking forward to spending the day relaxing with my family.
We have learned to keep things simple. We’ve tried going out to eat, but a meal at a crowded restaurant always seems to take up...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 2:14 PM
Jalapeno Shrimp Popper Cupcakes Cupcakes
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup yellow cornmeal
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons baking powder
2 cups buttermilk
1/2 cup pickled jalapeno pepper juice
4 tablespoons minced pickled jalapeno peppers
| Nov 27, 2012
| 9:11 PM
I've got two reasons to watch my weight over the next several weeks. First, it's the holiday season, when the national sport is overeating. Second, I've got another knee replacement coming up soon, and the lighter I am going in, the easier the recovery...
| Nov 9, 2012
Thanksgiving was fast approaching, and the holiday blockbusters were about to start. But I still hadn't seen any of the big fall movies. How was I ever going to catch up?
If I failed to make up the deficit, I wouldn't be able to outguess Roger Ebert in...
| May 5, 2012
Any discussion of Tar & Roses must begin, as your dinner probably will, with what is probably its simplest appetizer, a concoction of popcorn tossed with brown sugar, lardons and chile, like a bowl of Cracker Jack with chewy cubes of bacon instead of...
| Jul 28, 2012
When friends tell you about Next Door by Josie, the first thing they mention is the popcorn. And the popcorn's pretty good — a small pail of caramelized crunch, lightly flavored with beer and bacon grease, neither as Cracker Jack-esque as the...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 9:54 PM
You don't have to be a legal scholar familiar with Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. or the landmark Schenk vs. United States decision from 1919 to know why shouting "fire" in a crowded movie theater -- when there is no real......
| May 9, 2012
| 4:32 PM
“You’re in a different mood in the summer,” says Thomas Vitale, executive vice president, programming and original movies, Syfy. “You, as a viewer, want different things. There’s a reason that Oscar movies come out at a...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 3:57 PM
Get a large popcorn for $3 with free refills at AMC Theatres with a mobile coupon.
Show the coupon with QR code on your smartphone at the concession stand to redeem.
Click here for the deal. The coupon expires Wednesday and is one per customer or...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 6:44 AM
A woman was arrested after officers at the California State Prison in Lancaster said they caught her attempting to smuggle marijuana and tobacco into the facility in her skirt and underwear....