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  • What's new at N.J. beach resorts

    What's new at N.J. beach resorts
    In anticipation of a busy summer, fresh boutiques, eateries and activities are popping up all over Cape May County. Still just as appealing are some of the region's perennial favorites. Here's a look at some of the newest, along with some of the most...
  • Freebie Friday: Free stuff to start your weekend

    Freebie Friday: Free stuff to start your weekend
    Welcome to Freebie Friday, where everything here is free.   Freebie Spotlight! 7 Eleven day Free small slurpee at 7 Eleven from 11 to 7.   Cow Appreciation Day Have you herd the news? Today is cow appreciation day at Chick-fil-A. Chick-...
  • Restaurant review: Frenchy's on Park Avenue in Winter Park

    Restaurant review: Frenchy's on Park Avenue in Winter Park
    Frenchy's is the newest bistro to call Winter Park's Park Avenue home. The space has been nicely transformed. The only hint of its former life as Sweet Traditions bakery is the pastry case up front. The eatery is anchored by a long banquette that runs...
  • Wilmette nixes dentist's plan for downtown office

     Wilmette nixes dentist's plan for downtown office
    Determined to build on the momentum of Wilmette's recently revitalized downtown retail and restaurant corridor, officials this week denied a request from a North Shore dentist seeking permission to open her practice in an empty storefront. The...
  • New chef, more changes coming to Graham Elliot Bistro

    New chef, more changes coming to Graham Elliot Bistro
    Graham Elliot, who closed his eponymous fine-dining restaurant at the beginning of the year, is scoffing at rumors that his casual concept, Graham Elliot Bistro (841 W. Randolph St., 312-888-2258) might be headed down the same path. "We have zero...
  • Lindsay Lohan's latest 'last chance' -- can it save her?

    "I GUESS darkness serves a purpose: to show us that there is redemption through chaos. I believe in that. I think that's the basis for Greek mythology," says actor Brendan Fraser. WELL, AS ... a lot of you ... some of you ... a few of us -- watched the...
  • West Hollywood a hot spot for music, dining

    West Hollywood a hot spot for music, dining
    As one local puts it, "People go to Hollywood to see the handprints. When people think of what they see on TV — reality shows, the glamour, 'Entourage' — that's West Hollywood." As its name suggests, West Hollywood is bounded on the east...
  • Michelin gives, takes away

    Michelin gives, takes away
    Reactions, rants and general observations regarding the Chicago Michelin guide star ratings, which were announced Tuesday. Considering that the number of Michelin-starred Chicago restaurants has been declining (down to 19 restaurants last year), this...
  • Fashion's Night Out in South Florida

    Fashion's Night Out in South Florida
    One day in 2009 Anna Wintour – editrix of “Vogue” and the last word in all things fabulous – decided that the recession was unfashionable. Not being a shrinking violet, she set about doing something about it. After ringing up...
  • Scaling the heights

    Scaling the heights
    Can a four-star meal begin with fried smelts and end with a Butterfinger bar? My last dinner at Sixteen says yes. These are uncertain times for four-star dining in Chicago. Since last September, four previous top-rated restaurants have closed up shop...
  • Charlie Trotter preaches excellence to the extreme

    Charlie Trotter preaches excellence to the extreme
    Graham Elliot was an aspiring young cook in the late '90s carrying steaks to a party of 20 in the Charlie Trotter's Studio Kitchen when the restaurant's brilliant, mercurial owner stopped him in the hallway and grabbed one of the pieces of meat. "He...
  • Charlie Trotter's pressure cooker

    Charlie Trotter's pressure cooker
    Everyone knows Charlie Trotter as the chef of Charlie Trotter's. It's his name, his restaurant, and he's the boss. But that title “chef” has many meanings, and Trotter has embodied just about all of them during his 25 years at Charlie Trotter'...