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Getting in the Mix
Lisa Shames | November 26, 2014

“Fusion” is sometimes considered a bad word. We blame those terrible ingredient mashups of the late ‘80s (roast-beef sushi rolls, anyone?). These days, however, some creative Chicago chefs are tapping into their own...

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Spirited Developments
Anthony Todd | November 26, 2014

At the ripe old age of 6 years old, Koval is the granddaddy of the craft-distilling industry in Chicago; it was one of the first modern small...

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Reel Life
Joel Reese | November 26, 2014

We’ll say it: Sophia Bush is probably working harder than you.

The 32-year-old actress stars as Detective Erin Lindsay on NBC’s hit show Chicago P.D., and in her spare time, Bush is an ardent activist for myriad issues, including...

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Peak Performers
Katie Anne Orr | November 26, 2014

When fitness firecrackers Tracy Roemer and Bonnie Micheli coined the concept for Shred415—a fierce cocktail of high-intensity running, weights and hot beats (sometimes spun by live DJs)...

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The Stylists
Jessie Sardina | August 20, 2014

300 W. Grand Ave., 312.895.1577

Nicholas Hansen doesn’t want his clients to leave his showroom just looking good; he...

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Wine Tuned
Isaiah Freeman-Schub | August 20, 2014

Clockwise from left: Domaine Jacques Prieur Corton-Bressandes Grand Cru (2012), $290, at; Warwick derby shoes, $1,695, by John Lobb...

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No Plain Jane
Jim McFarlin | August 20, 2014

North Side native Gina Rodriguez, who parlayed her childhood love of performance with the local salsa troupe Fantasia Juvenil into a burgeoning acting career, stars in one of the fall’s most-talked-about new series: Jane The Virgin,...

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Meat Market
Lisa Shames | August 20, 2014

In the not-so-distant past, charcuterie-making was limited to fancy-pants French restaurants and old-school butcher shops. These days, pâtés, terrines, rillettes, sausages, salumi and a number of other meaty specialties are popping up on restaurant...

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Field's Day
Jessie Sardina | August 20, 2014

In the past, if a gentleman was in the market for a new suit, he looked to Marshall Field & Company. Standing tall and strong on Chicago’s bustling State Street, the grand retail landmark, with its glimmering Tiffany ceiling and congenial...

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Spirits Rising
David Zivan | August 20, 2014

A company built on the pursuit of quality doesn’t enact big changes without careful consideration. A conversation with Bill Terlato at his family company’s headquarters in Lake Bluff, Ill., reveals how the storied wine business...

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A Relentless Pursuit
Dan Hyman | August 20, 2014

It’s a beautiful California day, late-June. Charles Tillman is cruising through the mountains just outside of San Diego, his wife and four children in tow. Pure domestic bliss. One has to wonder, though; in such a setting, could Tillman...

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