| Apr 8, 2012
Occupy is a popular theme on many a street corner and park bench.
I've been trying to churn up interest in this idea in my own home, without success.
Fifty percent of our local census, 100 percent of those younger than working age, remain resistant....
| Oct 10, 2012
If you think hummus is yummus, here's some very good news: The Loop has just added two new pita-packed Middle Eastern restaurants. In July, Lebanon-based Abou Andre Mediterranean Bistro (60 E. Jackson Boulevard 312-386-1300) launched its first U.S....
| Oct 12, 2012
| 1:05 AM
Rapid City - The South Dakota Pork Producers Council held their 1st Annual Rapid City Taste of Elegance competition on Sunday, Sept. 23, at the Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn. The Taste of Elegance Competition is one of the pork industry's premier events in...
| May 10, 2012
No restaurant better exemplifies the changing face of the Taylor Street neighborhood than 3-month-old Urban Union.
Taylor Street, the city's de facto Little Italy (no disrespect meant toward the Heart of Italy enclave at 24th and Oakley), has been a...
| May 11, 2012
Recently shuttered spots Duchamp in Bucktown and In Fine Spirits in Andersonville are miles apart, but they had plenty in common: Both were well-loved for their patios, well-mixed cocktails and shareable, snackable fare. And this spring, both spaces...
| Sep 12, 2012
"Kitchen's closed." Whether prompted by insomnia or intoxication, if you're out past midnight and hungry, hearing those two words from your server are about as damning as it gets. Luckily, plenty of bars and restaurants are offering either a condensed...
| Jun 16, 2012
| 12:59 PM
My grandmother was a terrible cook. Her hamburger patty skidded across the plate like a hockey puck. Not so with Sonia Race's grandmother. Both of hers were chefs, so she's dedicated her cute new restaurant, Zina's Healthy Corner, to them and to her mom,...
| Jun 20, 2012
| 5:32 PM
Brandon Belluscio, Brian Albe and chef Anthony Pizzo are at it again.
Four years ago, the trio opened Cut 432 — a high-style, high-priced steakhouse set improbably in an Atlantic Avenue storefront. It has everything the big steak chains have, but...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 10:40 AM
39 Jerome Ave., Bloomfield, (860) 216-5852, republicct.com
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Some restaurants embrace the idea of rustic charm, of comfy heft and rough-hewn elegance. But some restaurants don't know when to...
| Jul 14, 2012
Until very recently, I'd never actually eaten Yotam Ottolenghi's food. I'd certainly cooked a lot of it, but I had never been to one of his London restaurants. I knew the Israeli-born chef strictly from his two cookbooks, but that was enough for me to...
| Feb 16, 2012
Italians really know how to eat. A meal always begins with wine, and since no one ever drinks wine without food, a selection of antipasti (literally, "before the meal" snacks) appears on the table or sideboard. No rush, you talk, sip wine and nibble,...
| Mar 22, 2012
| 1:38 PM
The beauty of a salad bar is that it's essentially no–cook and recipe–free. With greens surrounded by fresh sides and toppings of nuts, herbs, dried fruits and cheeses, the menu is always bright — especially when you shop...