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  • For branding, many places adopt signature scents

    For branding, many places adopt signature scents
    Between the bouncy music and the stacks of colorful jeans, visitors to the Benetton store on Chicago's Michigan Avenue might catch a whiff of a growing marketing trend. Mounted high in the corner beside the store entrance, a scent diffuser, installed in...
  • Villa Moderne memories

    Villa Moderne memories
    Q: Can you tell me anything about the Villa Moderne Nite Club from back in the 1940s and 1950s?   We are trying to remember where it was located in the Chicagoland area and some of its history. --Doris Ruchalski, Chicago A: I was able to find some...
  • Chicago Restaurant Week: Junk food platter at Chuck's

    Chicago Restaurant Week: Junk food platter at Chuck's
    Though he was born in Evanston and famously won an Iron Chef America cooking challenge (in the “Battle Hamburger” episode), Kerry Simon is far better known outside Chicago than here, thanks to his restaurants in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and...
  • Hotel developer gets 6 years for evading $1.7 million in taxes

    Hotel developer gets 6 years for evading $1.7 million in taxes
    A former Chicago real estate developer who converted hotels in Chicago, Miami Beach and other cities into condominium-hotels has been sentenced to six years in prison after pleading guilty last year on federal tax evasion charges, prosecutors said....
  • Save the Tables 2013: Your table is reserved for New Year's Eve

    Save the Tables 2013: Your table is reserved for New Year's Eve
    New Year's Eve is just six days away. Do you have your dinner reservations yet? If not, I've got a few extras. More than 130, actually. As I've done for the last 13 years (and 18 of the last 20), I've made reservations, in my name, at restaurants...
  • A comeback for pastry chefs

    A comeback for pastry chefs
    The final flourish of your meal arrives at the table — a rich pudding of chocolate cremeux ("creamy" in French), candied pistachios, a crumble made from ground pistachios, and both dehydrated and frozen mandarin. Its deliciousness almost obscures...
  • Sighting: Bulls were on parade for New Year's Eve

    Sighting: Bulls were on parade for New Year's Eve
    Rather than spend New Year’s Eve at a private party or on the couch watching the ball drop on TV, some celebrities braved the Chicago-in-January weather and hit the town to ring in 2014. The Bulls’ Derrick Rose, Bears’ Alshon Jeffery,...
  • Lacking sufficient lodging, L.A. tourism growth lags rivals

    Lacking sufficient lodging, L.A. tourism growth lags rivals
    In the battle for tourists, Los Angeles is losing ground to rivals Orlando, Fla., New York, and Chicago. L.A. County has broken its own record for annual visitors three years in a row — thanks to a rebounding economy, sunny California weather...
  • 'The Voice' Contestants to Hit the Road for Summer Tour

    Contestants from NBC's hit singing competition "The Voice" will hit the road this summer for a 31-city North American tour. The tour, headlined by season five winner Tessanne Chin, will kick off June 21 at San Antonio's Majestic Theatre and includes...
  • Diego Luna: 'Cesar Chavez' is no history lesson

    Diego Luna: 'Cesar Chavez' is no history lesson
    Diego Luna is in director mode. The Mexican actor ("Y Tu Mama Tambien," "Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights") effectively called "Cut!" on himself as a siren interrupted him mid-answer during a recent interview at the Peninsula Hotel. "Is this going to...
  • Patrick Fahy's star still rising

    Patrick Fahy's star still rising
    Patrick Fahy, three-time semifinalist for the James Beard Foundation's outstanding pastry chef award (finalist in 2011) is well-known to Chicago dining fans. In the past five years, Fahy has been executive pastry chef at Blackbird, Avec and The Publican;...