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  • Up next at Second City? A new theater in Piper's Alley

    Up next at Second City? A new theater in Piper's Alley
    Despite the famously lengthy titles of its revues, the Second City has come up with a very short name for its new venue in the Piper’s Alley complex on Chicago’s North Side: “Up.” Intended as a riff on stand-up comedy and the...
  • Ian Schrager transforms a legend, Chicago journalists are honored

    Ian Schrager transforms a legend, Chicago journalists are honored
    The oversized invitation for the opening of Ian Schrager's newest hotel, Public Chicago, stated "no jacket required and dress knockout." And even though the party was intended to be a celebration of the hotel, formerly the Ambassador East, it also...
  • Public updates famous past

    Public updates famous past
    The legendary Ambassador East — and its equally renowned Pump Room restaurant — were far past their prime when hotel design legend Ian Schrager bought the 85-year-old Gold Coast property. But Public, Schrager's boutique hotel that...
  • Pump Room is primed & ready

    Pump Room is primed & ready
    The Pump Room is back, baby. The ghosts of former habitues Frank Sinatra, Humphrey Bogart and untold others can revel in a revamped dining room that's as relevant for today's restaurant patron as the original Pump Room was for the celebrities of...
  • This week in food writing

    This week in food writing
    Your weekly compendium of food stories from the Tribune's Good Eating and Dining staff. *** Our Good Eating cover this week, from special contributor Susan Taylor, looks at the many varietals of apples. "The Age of the Apple" *** September is the...
  • Phil Vettel gives the Pump Room two stars

    Phil Vettel gives the Pump Room two stars
    The foursome across from me could barely notice the food on their table, so intent were they on the party in the far corner. They craned their necks; they giggled; they tweeted furiously. Eventually, the female half of the group mustered the courage to...
  • SNERD - November 10th, 2011

    Raising Cain's Appetite As he attempts to rescue his reputation, political future, and front-running presidential candidacy, embattled Republican Herman Cain is dealing with allegations of sexual harassment by strapping on the feedbag. But rather than...
  • Sighting: Zac Efron, Rosie O'Donnell, Gloria Estefan at Paris Club

    Sighting: Zac Efron, Rosie O'Donnell, Gloria Estefan at Paris Club
    Following the debut of her talk show Monday, Rosie O'Donnell and her girlfriend and family had dinner at Paris Club. Singer Gloria Estefan had dinner at Paris Club after appearing on the show Tuesday, as did actor John C. Reilly following his Chicago...
  • Common: 'Hell on Wheels' role 'most fulfilling' yet

    Common: 'Hell on Wheels' role 'most fulfilling' yet
    Common said he put a significant amount of time into his role as former slave Elam Ferguson on AMC’s Wild West drama, “Hell on Wheels.” The Chicago rapper-turned-actor, however, refused to call the role difficult. “It’s the...
  • Phil Vettel recommends

    Phil Vettel recommends
    Dining out on Christmas Day is never easy, but it's not impossible. Most people know that Chinatown is always a good dining-out bet, and nearly every hotel restaurant has to provide some sort of food service, even on Christmas Day (can't let your guests...
  • Please be seated

    Please be seated
    You can't count on snow for Christmas. You can't count on a 7-3 Bears team making the playoffs. But you can count on my annual save-the-tables list, which provides dozens of last-minute, primo New Year's Eve reservations for procrastinating readers....
  • People you should know: Michael Simon, bar director at new restaurant Acadia

    People you should know: Michael Simon, bar director at new restaurant Acadia
    Who: Michael Simon, 31, West Loop Gig: Bar director at Acadia in the South Loop It’s been a serendipitous year for Michael Simon, the former beverage director and general manager at Graham Elliot in River North. After leaving the restaurant and...