| Oct 12, 2012
| 12:24 PM
When the Royal Winnipeg Ballet arrives in Chicago on Nov. 2, it will play at a hall that has been one of Chicago's crown jewels since its construction in 1889: Dankmar Adler and Louis Sullivan's Auditorium Theatre. But if you read the official...
| Oct 22, 2012
When the Goodman Theatre announced its prices for its current production, "Sweet Bird of Youth," starring Diane Lane, it listed $89 as the top ticket price for that show, a price that duly appeared in this newspaper. And had you bought your decent main-...
| Oct 21, 2012
| 2:56 PM
JACKSON, Wyo. — If the antler door handles don't announce what lies ahead at The Gun Barrel Steak and Game House in this idyllic mountain getaway, then Winchester does.
Standing just inside The Gun Barrel's front doors, Winchester is 1,500 pounds...
| Apr 29, 2012
| 7:34 PM
Sunday, April 29, 2012
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. — Shepherd University senior Nathan Minnich, a Waynesboro High School graduate, set two school records Sunday and hit a solo home run in the first game of the Rams’ West Virginia...
| Nov 8, 2012
Time once again for my annual exercise in humiliation, as I try to predict the star recipients in the 2013 Michelin Chicago Guide, which hits bookstores Wednesday.
This is the third year that Michelin has published a Chicago guide, and if there's one...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 12:46 PM
This list is not all-inclusive
Abigail's American Bistro
493 Roger Williams Ave., Highland Park, 847-849-1009
Abigail's surrounds diners with a sophisticated setting of soothing earth tones with splashes of color and a menu of...
| Sep 6, 2012
Popular WTTW-Ch. 11 restaurant show "Check, Please!" is among the most successful locally produced series in Chicago television and an oasis of public television reasonableness in an otherwise frenetic restaurant scene. The series begins its 12th season...
| Jun 19, 2012
| 12:26 PM
An "extreme" vacation often is in the eye of the vacationer. A week in Paris might be an extreme vacation to some people. A grand tour of the paper clip distribution warehouses of central Ohio would be extreme to someone else.
But other "extremes" cannot...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 8:23 AM
UPDATE: WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18TH, 8:19AM
University Park Community Center preschool DELAYED until 10am. Facility is open regular hours.
Portland Parks & Recreation's Community Music Center has CANCELLED all preschool music classes for today. ...
| Jan 20, 2012
| 5:18 AM
The AAA Five- and Four-Diamond Awards for restaurants and hotels were announced this morning, and Chicago wound up tied with New York with the most five-diamond restaurants in North America.
All of Chicago's Five-Diamond restaurants or hotels were repeat...
| Sep 27, 2012
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...
| Feb 9, 2012
There are Valentine's Days. And then, there are Valentine's Days.
You know the difference. Sometimes the stakes are higher, the pressure greater, the need to make a statement crucial.
You want a restaurant that reflects that importance, and if that...