| Dec 9, 2011
| 12:38 PM
Alpana Singh, the bottomless source of effervescence on "Check, Please," left her day job as wine director at Lettuce Entertain You several weeks ago, and for the first time in her adult life found herself with time to burn.
So customers of Pastoral...
| Mar 12, 2012
| 1:58 PM
Condolences to the friends and family of chef Michael Altenberg, chef/owner of Bistro Campagne (4518 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-271-6100), who passed away suddenly in the early hours of Saturday morning.
Altenberg, 48, was a first-rate chef; his resume reads...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 2:08 PM
The first annual 'Check, Please!' Food Truck Fest will take place at WTTW Studios (5400 N. St. Louis Ave.) from 5-8 p.m. Sept. 21. Tickets are $25 each and include two drinks and a selection of food truck fare.
Participating food trucks include Duck N'...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 9:16 AM
It's 10 a.m. Do you know where your sommelier is?
If she's anything like Alpana Singh, she's already cracked her first bottle—for work, of course.
This summer, Singh has been busy tasting more than 1,000 wines to narrow her selection for the 300...
| Jun 19, 2009
| 10:08 AM
As the weather heats up, so does the primal urge to grill and barbecue. A cold beer might seem like a logical choice to pair with outdoor fare, but the right wine can be equally delicious and satisfying.
The key to pairing wine with barbecued and grilled...
| Dec 25, 2009
Susan Robbins and her husband were renting an apartment in Andersonville when they decided to take the plunge into homeownership. They found the home of their dreams in North Park -- a brick bungalow that needed repair with a yard that needed work....