| Dec 3, 2013
| 5:42 PM
The holidays bring out a potpourri of parties. The latest was hosted by La Crescenta resident Lynne Muro. Her home decorated for Christmas brought out the holiday spirit in her guests last Saturday. A gift exchange and lunch of hors d’oeuvres,...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 10:09 AM
The Joseph Meyerhoff Senior Center/Southeast Focal Point in Hollywood is holding a 35th anniversary brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 15 at the center, which is located at 3081 Taft St.
The brunch celebrates the center's 35 years of...
| Dec 3, 2013
Make your first meal of the year count at these hangover-healing brunches on Jan. 1.
65 W. Kinzie St. 312-836-0290
Eat: Choose from filling fare such as the the Breakfast Balboa--shaved prime rib, mozzarella and hash browns, topped...
| Dec 1, 2013
The bearded man quietly navigates the dimly lighted Hinterland restaurant to the corner table where my boyfriend and I sit. It's like the star of "Walker, Texas Ranger" has just appeared in this gastropub. "Does anyone ever ask you if you look like...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 10:38 AM
Four-time Olympic gold medal swimmer Janet Evans will lead the 48th Laguna Beach Patriots Day Parade as grand marshal, according to a news release.
The March 1, 2014, parade will feature the theme, "Home of the free because of the brave."
| Nov 24, 2013
A trip to Austin, Texas, inspired some of my holiday cooking. Well, with a little help from my sisters. We discussed how and when to serve a version of the amazing hearty, spicy red chili posole topped with a poached egg I so enjoyed there. Their advice:...
| Nov 23, 2013
It's the holidays. The relatives are here, and you're tired of cooking and cleaning and then doing it all over again the next day. You need to get them out of the house — for brunch. Please, not a buffet. No mob scenes. You need a restaurant with...
| Nov 21, 2013
Got a few use-'em-or-lose-'em vacation days to burn before the calendar turns over to 2014? Besides sleeping in, having an extra cocktail the night before and watching trashy daytime television, you'll also be able to finally hit up those ever-so-...
| Nov 20, 2013
1462 E. 53rd St. 773-288-1010
Rating: 3 (out of 4) Off to a good start
I have never found a fly in my soup. But, I have had a glass of red wine spilled on a new white dress shirt, found hair in my food and had a plate of ravioli dumped in my...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 5:53 PM
Cooking a full Thanksgiving meal is a lot of work. If you'd like someone else to worry about the cooking, here are some places that will be open and ready to serve Thanksgiving lunch and dinner.
33 Taps is offering a special "Next Day" turkey sandwich...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 3:20 AM
Though the first whispers of snow have made their way into this week's weather forecast, the Catonsville Farmers Market is still going strong.
The market began May 5 and has run every Sunday since on the parking lot behind Friendly's restaurant in the...
| Nov 2, 2013
If you have spent much time in L.A.'s farmers markets, you have probably run into C.J., Chris Jacobson, an affable chef, tall enough to be an NBA power forward, who seems to know every farmer in town. He worked on the line for a while at the old...