| Feb 6, 2013
| 5:14 AM
Some occasions require a touch of romance.
Nothing too formal or over the top — no scattered rose petals or strolling violins. Just good, interesting food served capably in a special setting.
Baldwin's Station in historic Sykesville is just the...
| Feb 8, 2013
Mizner Park's forest-fantasy Italian restaurant and movie-theater combo offers $5 artisanal cocktails in the bar and lounge area during happy hour. Mixologist Adam Seger got his liquor-industry wings learning wines in California and working Chicago's...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 9:25 PM
The brewmaster said "mouthfeel" and I knew I was in over my head.
This was some years ago, surrounded by fellow beerophiles in the belly of the beast at the Sam Adams brewery in Boston. Sam's top hop-ologists did their experiments here, a lab of sorts to...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 9:38 AM
Chicago Pet Show
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Kane County Fair Grounds
525 South Randall Road
Pig Skins with Sharp Cheddar
Makes about 32 wedges
| Oct 17, 2012
| 12:14 PM
On a recent Saturday night at Banditos, the taco and tequila bar located in the heart of Federal Hill's party scene, inconsistent service overshadowed the Tex-Mex spot's laid-back vibe.
While some details were easy to enjoy (portions of the decor,...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 8:28 AM
Following the lead of successful companies like AirBNB, a new app called Local Drunk helps connect strangers by finding someone for you to have to beer with. Which is great. Because whenever I meet up with random strangers from Craigslist, my only...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 6:04 AM
Federal civil rights investigators have found "reasonable cause" to believe that police in Portland, Oregon, use "unnecessary or unreasonable force" with persons who have mental illness, the U.S. Justice Department said.
The department's civil rights...
| Mar 16, 2012
| 9:16 AM
The St. Patrick’s Day beer with the best reputation? Hint: It’s not Irish.
Samuel Adams is the suds brand that is best perceived in the U.S. by adults of drinking age, according to YouGov BrandIndex. The research firm’s Buzz Score...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 8:32 AM
The new Greene Turtle at McHenry Row is set to open February 14. It'll become the Maryland company's 31st location, the result of an aggressive expansion strategy.
The opening is a day before another high profile bar-restaurant opening: Heavy Seas Ale...
| Jan 13, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Broncos versus Patriots is much more than Tim Tebow vs. Tom Brady. Now, the mayors of Denver and Boston have gotten into the act, and they're sniping back and forth about one of those traditional friendly wagers over sporting events.......
| Feb 16, 2012
| 4:24 PM
Details have finally emerged about construction activity at the former Lone Star Steakhouse & Saloon on Whitehall's Grape Street. Crews are making final touches for Keystone Pub & Grill, a sports pub planned to open as early as mid-spring, owners said...