| Jun 30, 2011
| 9:05 AM
As I type this item Thursday morning, the first ever Trump Bridge to Bridge farmers market is setting up on the Riverwalk along Trump International Hotel and Tower (401 N. Wabash Ave.).
But don't panic. You have all day to check it out as Bridge to...
| May 19, 2011
| 11:56 AM
Matt Eversman has gotten a lot of positive attention in his seven months as executive chef at Saigon Sisters. Reviews have been positive to glowing (read my smiley-face take on his cooking here), and he recently was named Time Out Chicago's "Breakout Chef...
| Jan 14, 2012
Richard Threlkeld, a former CBS and ABC correspondent who covered the fall of Saigon and helped establish the CBS "Sunday Morning" show with weekly stories that showcased his prodigious energy and incisive writing, died Friday in a car crash on Long...
| Aug 29, 2012
Of the foreign journalists who had been alerted to a shocking political protest against South Vietnam's U.S.-supported government, only one — Malcolm Browne of the Associated Press — arrived in June 1963 to document it.
His photos of Buddhist...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 5:12 PM
For those of us who loved the unique and impossibly light Taiwanese snow ice served at Cloud 9 in Lakeview, the closing of the little shop was a big disappointment.
That's why we were so pleased to see snow ice on offer at the new store opening at the...
| Mar 6, 2011
As I sat on a high ledge of the 734-year-old Mingalarzedi Temple, looking out over the hundreds of ancient temples around Bagan, I wondered how long it would take a visitor to see them all. Archaeologists say there once were about 5,000 temples, but...
| Sep 27, 2011
| 9:48 AM
Matt Eversman's new restaurant won't open until early next year, so the When is a bit uncertain. But we have some information about the What and Where.
Oon Chicago will be a Southeast Asian-style restaurant with contemporary American influences, says...
| Oct 27, 2011
It's just before the dinner rush at Huong Giang, a central Vietnamese restaurant in Westminster's Little Saigon, and dozens of dim-sum-like dishes obscure our tabletop. Chopsticks eagerly reach for fat little shrimp-filled dumplings and impossibly...
| Jan 26, 2012
Southern California's one big bowl of noodles for anyone who loves Southeast Asia's many incarnations. And we're not just talking about pho and pad Thai. Look to the Central Vietnamese restaurants of Westminster for your fix of mi quang, neon-yellow...
| Mar 31, 2012
| 12:18 PM
Fresh mango glistening the brilliant orange of a late-summer sun, glutinous rice balls glowing a radiant pandan green, tender taro cakes blooming the same piercing purple as a field of lilacs.
Bhan Kanom Thai is a rainbow rush of colors. The Hollywood...
| Oct 7, 2010
In the hyperspecialized kitchens of Little Saigon, where dining by dac biet (a restaurant's prescribed list of house specialties) is almost a moral obligation, nem nuong cuon is a matter of contention. For every dozen batches of slack, sloppy spring...
| Nov 5, 2010
| 9:34 PM
First Vietnamese American Bank has been shut down by state regulators, five years after opening in Orange County's Little Saigon neighborhood as the only U.S. community lender with a core clientele of Vietnamese immigrants. Under an agreement with the...