| Mar 25, 2013
| 2:54 PM
Root beer—A&W, Barq's, Mug, etc.—is really a misnomer. It's soda, made with carbonated water and sweeteners, and, as everyone knows, is totally appropriate to serve at a kid's birthday party.
Not so with two new local brews.
| Dec 7, 2010
Q: I have celiac disease (gluten allergy) and it is very hard to find restaurants in the Chicagoland area that have gluten-free menus. You can't rely on the staff to have understanding of gluten free items, and having a menu that is certified gluten...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 12:46 PM
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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...
| Jun 9, 2011
| 3:55 AM
Three people have been charged with hitting and robbing two passengers on a CTA bus on the Near West Side.
The victims suffered minor injuries in the attack, which occurred around 1 a.m. Sunday in the 1300 block of West Roosevelt Road in the Little Italy...
| May 28, 2012
| 8:25 AM
WHAT: "Celebrate Italy's 150th Birthday with an Evening of Italian Cuisine" Ė event hosted by Italian American Chamber of Commerce Ė Midwest AND the Chicago Sister Cities International Milan Committee
WHERE: National Italian American...
| Sep 29, 2010
| 7:12 PM
COSTA MESA — Chapman University President Jim Doti will take off his adult hat as a University of Chicago-schooled economist and put on a new one as a first-time author of a children's book.
On Sunday, Doti will read from his newly published work,...
| Jun 4, 2012
On a morning visit to Cosi at Grand Avenue and Rush Street, CEO Carin Stutz checked out the prep area where salads and sandwiches are made, practiced her Spanish with the baker rolling out dough for afternoon flatbreads, and told the general manager to...
| Sep 8, 2011
| 3:38 PM
On Aug. 26, a post on the Laguna Beach city website notified us about plans for road widening of Laguna Canyon Road at El Toro Road by Caltrans.
Days later, the post reads "repaving" not "widening" but still offers no mention if the project complies with...
| Dec 19, 2007
| 9:04 AM
Chicago-style pizza may owe its existence to a bad enchilada. When partners Ike Sewell and Ric Riccardo planned to open a restaurant, Sewell, a native Texan, wanted to feature Mexican food. But one of the sample meals the partners tested made Riccardo...
| May 20, 2009
| 11:49 AM
What Do You Get When Two Moroccan Brothers Open a French Restaurant in Chicago's Little Italy?
A: 10 Years of Chez JoŽl Bistro FranÁais and Garden
Chez JoŽl Bistro FranÁais
1119 W. Taylor Street
| Mar 20, 2009
Chicago developer Bob Angevin combined retail with rental property when he took over The Landmark building in Andersonville. He did the same at The Abbey condominiums in Hyde Park. So he was ready to venture into the Near West Side when the opportunity...
| Feb 16, 2009
Book chronicles the lives of working Chicago Italians for 80 years through photography and text
For more than a century, Italian immigrants and their descendants contributed their labor and talent to building the city. Chicago Italians at Work focuses on...