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Memorial Weekend’s Bests
By Chandler Rollins | May 14, 2015

1. The Dawson’s BBQ
Celebrate the kick-off to summer at The Dawson’s lush garden patio. Pile your plate sky high with chef Shaun King’s...

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Doctor's Orders
By Amalie Drury | May 11, 2015

Getting your wisdom teeth removed is a bad enough experience, reasoned Dr. Brian Shah, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon who recently opened a practice, Chicago Surgical Arts, in Lincoln Park....

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Great Taste
By Rebecca Taras | May 11, 2015

Ditching a career as a lawyer to go to culinary school was only the beginning of Catherine De Orio’s path to success. Two years ago, the fashionable foodie beat out hundreds to become the new host of Check, Please!, the PBS program that...

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By Alyse Schedler | May 11, 2015


Dearborn Street Bridge

In the waning sunlight of a crystal-clear Chicago evening, photographer Alex Nagle paused on the Dearborn Street Bridge to snap a couple of pictures of the...

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5 Florists We Love
By Sarah Freeman | May 8, 2015

1. Fleur
One of owner Kelly Thompson’s brightest and most fragrant arrangement features ranunculus, peonies, viburnum, green trick dianthus, jasmine and anemones. $150,...

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The Cat's Meow
By Nate Chapnick | May 8, 2015

Jaguars are known for their sneak attacks—silently stalking their prey until the moment they strike without warning. Unlike the jungle cat, this feral beauty makes no attempt to fly under the radar. An explosive exhaust note, large 20-inch rims with...

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True Passion
Lisa Shames | Photography by Anthony Tahlier | May 7, 2015

When you’ve been in the restaurant business for many years, 20 of which were spent heading up your own fine-dining establishment, you’re bound to have a few signature dishes up your chef’s-coat sleeve—that is, if...

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The Big Idea
By Barri Leiner Grant, Katie Kailus, Korey Huyler, Sarah Ryan and Lisa Shames | May 7, 2015

Hitting the Spot
Those who know Kate Levinson will observe that she has an almost uncanny ability to pluck aesthetically perfect locales...

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Clear View
By Jim McFarlin | May 5, 2015

Every minute of every day, some celebrity somewhere is asked to support a worthy cause. However, for Chicago’s own Amy Landecker, star of Amazon’s multiple Golden Globe Award-winning series Transparent, being invited to emcee the 30th Year Gala for the...

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A Moveable Feast
By Patti Dickey | May 5, 2015

With great anticipation, I boarded my Air France flight, which turned out to be a perfect first step on a luxurious culinary trip through glorious Burgundy. The in-flight meal by Régis Marcon, Air France’s three-Michelin-starred chef, whet my appetite for...

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Rad Man
By Ray Rogers | May 1, 2015

First things first: that ’stache! When John Slattery appears on screen in the final season opener of AMC’s Mad Men, his character, the lovably devil-may-care silver-haired ad man Roger Sterling, is working a handlebar across his handsome visage. Contrary to...

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Mother’s Day Prep Guide
By Chandler Rollins | April 24, 2015

Driehaus Museum

Looking for the perfect gift for mom? The Driehaus Musuem has got your covered. The Museum store’s annual spring trunk show will...

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