| May 2, 2013
| 11:41 AM
They say that when one door closes, another opens. So it seems is the case with the area's restaurants.
Mia Carolina, which opened in 2005 in the space formerly occupied by Mezzanotte — once home to Fratelli's — closed its doors on March 31....
| Nov 22, 2012
This time of year, "thankfulness" and "gratitude" are terms folks throw around so much that they almost become greeting card platitudes.
Maybe people mean it, maybe they don't.
Doctors have linked the concept of gratitude to inner peace, even physical...
| Mar 3, 2013
| 5:02 PM
The flowers left in condolence are a kind but painful reminder that De'ontae Smith is gone, as is the funeral program his mother carries around to remember the boy stabbed to death downtown just hours after the Baltimore Ravens' Super Bowl victory parade....
| Jul 6, 2014
In honor of Taste of Chicago, running Wednesday through Sunday, let's take a look at the city's savory restaurants and their sometimes unsavory customers. Eat it up:
1/ Charlie Trotter, the influential Chicago restaurateur who died last year, once...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 7:51 AM
You don't spend nearly a decade in Chicago pursuing a career in improv comedy without working a couple of jobs to sustain yourself — just ask David Koechner.
The actor and comedian best known as Champ Kind in the “Anchorman” films...
| Jan 7, 2014
Worth the trip: Brisket at Smoque BBQ
3800 N. Pulaski Road 773-545-7427
You could say that Smoque, an Irving Park barbecue restaurant that's one of Chicago's best, all started with a very large Texan.
Ten years or so before Smoque was even a dream...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 12:48 PM
At first glance, the Chicago Cultural Mile ("Where Culture & Commerce Meet") resembles nothing so much as a gerrymandered congressional district.
According to its website, this officially arty and mercantile stretch begins at Michigan Avenue and the...
| Mar 24, 2011
Last August, Gordon "Big Daddy" Biffle arrived in Las Vegas with no expectations, a man who a year prior was working in East Chicago carrying 50-pound pieces of sheetrock in steel-toed boots. Now, actor Michael Clarke Duncan and reality TV personality...
| Aug 11, 2011
Overall impression: The classic neighborhood American tavern is alive and well at J. Mark's. Its first location in Pompano Beach opened four years ago. The Fort Lauderdale spot followed last summer. Judging by the crowds, people love this place, where...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 2:52 PM
Those frogs have got to go. You know which ones I'm talking about, Glendale. Situated at the entrance of the Marketplace on Brand, the trio, now sporting a faded green facade, cower behind their tree branches, indiscriminately spitting water at you when...
| Jun 1, 2010
| 8:22 PM
Monique Yeager is the director of corporate affairs and marketing at Maitland-based Sonny's Franchise Co., the parent company of Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q restaurants. Yeager spoke with Orlando Sentinel reporter Sandra Pedicini.
CFB: Tell me a little...
| Apr 30, 2009
Epic Burger"Epic Burger (with cheese, egg, bacon)", $8.56
Epic Burger has primo real estate--not only is it close to Loop-area businesses, it's on the ground floor of the ginormous student dorm of Roosevelt, DePaul and Columbia College Chicago....