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    Travelle 330 N. Wabash Ave. 312-923-9988 Toast to a new season of "Mad Men" with a classic cocktail experience from that era: bar carts. This cocktail lounge inside The Langham hotel debuts four custom-designed bar carts on Sunday, each boasting brass,...
  • A festival for foodies this weekend

    A festival for foodies this weekend
    Cheese and wine on a lazy Saturday, what could be better? Well, how about some artisanal salami? And local (and imported) craft beers? And lots more. It's all free at Pastoral's Artisan Producer Festival on Saturday at Chicago French Market. On hand...
  • Pianist isn't limited by the size of his hands

     Pianist isn't limited by the size of his hands
    It's an hour before the recital, and the concert hall is dark and empty. In a dressing room behind the stage, Wael Farouk puts on his black tuxedo. He turns toward his wife, so she can fasten the cuffs at the end of his white sleeves. He holds out his...
  • Review: Fulton Market Kitchen

    Review: Fulton Market Kitchen
    Review: Fulton Market Kitchen 311 N. Sangamon St. 312-733-6900 Rating: !!! (out of four) Off to a good start *** QUICK HITS Loved it: The large first-come, first-served lounge. It's nice to have someplace in the neighborhood that you can come for...
  • Zagat names Chicago's top '30 Under 30'

    Zagat names Chicago's top '30 Under 30'
    Zagat announced its annual 'Chicago 30 Under 30' list, honoring local restaurant professionals still shy of their 30th birthday. The list, which ranges from chefs to cheesemongers, identifies what Zagat (and industry insiders) see as the city's stars of...
  • Chicago wedding shopping guide: West Loop

    Chicago wedding shopping guide: West Loop
    Though the West Loop's claim to fame is its buzzy restaurant district, the number of bridal businesses that have put down roots in recent years make it a destination. Note: All shops with the exception of Smitten are appointment-only. If you're coveting...
  • Decision day for Illinois primary election voters

    Decision day for Illinois primary election voters
    Illinois primary election day dawned Tuesday with voters getting to shape the Republican and Democratic fall tickets for contests ranging from governor and U.S. Senate down to the state legislature and county board. Polls opened across the state at 6 a....
  • GOP governor, Senate hopefuls travel the state to rally voters

    GOP governor, Senate hopefuls travel the state to rally voters
    Illinois Republican governor and U.S. Senate candidates are traveling the state rallying potential voters ahead of Tuesday’s primary election. Republican Bill Brady urged his supporters on St. Patrick's Day to turn out in force and repeat his 2010...
  • Feds: 'We used everything' to catch family shoplifting ring

    Feds: 'We used everything' to catch family shoplifting ring
    The suburban Chicago family stole with startling efficiency from toy stores, booksellers and coffee shops from Maryland to Texas, its matriarch often dressed in a bulky black dress outfitted with compartments for stuffing large merchandise, federal...
  • 11 Valentine's Day gift ideas unique to Chicago

    11 Valentine's Day gift  ideas unique to Chicago
    Locally inspired Valentine’s Day gifts certain to put a smile on your beloved’s face, especially if you both love Chicago almost as much as you love each other.  Abbey Brown body oils. Ditch the typical roses and give Rosebuds Body Oil,...
  • Candy stores: Chicago's sweetest spots

    Candy stores: Chicago's sweetest spots
    Chicago has always been considered the candy capital of the world, says Amy Hansen, owner of Amy’s Candy Bar in the Lincoln Square/Ravenswood neighborhood. After all, she said, it had been home to some of the biggest candy companies: Wrigley,...