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  • At long last, Rich Melman a Beard award winner

    At long last, Rich Melman a Beard award winner
    Maybe it was the name. Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises. How else do you account for its Chicago founder, Rich Melman, being nominated six consecutive times for the James Beard Foundation's outstanding restaurateur of the year award and never winning?...
  • 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...
  • 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'...
  • Charlie Trotter gets ready to hang it up

    Charlie Trotter gets ready to hang it up
    Charlie Trotter says he first thought of closing his namesake restaurant after his plane sat on the tarmac at LaGuardia Airport on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001. “I realized really how fragile the world is,” he reflects. “I love what I...
  • What can Wicker Park expect in 2011?

     
    The good: A vegan restaurant, drug store, street murals, a new park. The bad: Possibly more graffiti and earlier last calls?...
  • Vegan fast food on its way

     
    Finally, the abandoned lot at the corner of Milwaukee and Honore Avenues is being built up. What's going there?...
  • Hefty Burglar Hits 17 Stores In 2 Months

    Hefty Burglar Hits 17 Stores In 2 Months
    Cops are searching for a heavyset man who is wanted for burglarizing 17 Manhattan stores in two months. Dubbed the "Hefty Burglar," police say the suspect usually cuts through the metal pull-down security gate of businesses, enters through the front door...
  • Making Chicago's top chef

    Making Chicago's top chef
    Grant Achatz moved up the aisle of the plane, his carry-on draped over his gaunt frame. It was October at Reagan National Airport, a rare moment of calm for Chicago's top chef, whose wary eyes belong to a man older than 36, and whose life has been blessed...
  • Cruise Homeport spotlight: Port of Tampa

    Cruise Homeport spotlight: Port of Tampa
    Located within 500 miles of the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico and Western Caribbean islands, the Port of Tampa is an ideal departure point for seven-day or shorter cruises to Cozumel, Costa Maya, Roatan, Belize City, Grand Cayman and other Western Caribbean...
  • Lincoln Park's wild kingdom

    Lincoln Park's wild kingdom
    Being bored is not an option in Lincoln Park, where the kinetic lifestyle verges on sensory overload. With its potpourri of restaurants, shops, amenities and close proximity to downtown Chicago, it's no wonder the North Side neighborhood's unique...
  • Chinatown: A 'hidden jewel' worth seeking

    Chinatown: A 'hidden jewel' worth seeking
    For Chinese and Chinese-Americans, the word "jia" is not lost in translation. Loosely interpreted, it means family or home, even homeland. For the Chinese who worked the railroad yards in Chicago in the 1870s and those arriving in the periodic waves of...