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Son Rise
By Ari Bendersky | November 13, 2017

 

IT WAS ONLY a matter of time before Rich Melman, founder of Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, would pass the torch of the restaurant empire he founded in 1971 with the opening of R.J. Grunts. Like the transfer of the crown from a king to...

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Well Manored
The Editors | November 13, 2017

IN SUMMER 2016, chef Jimmy Papadopoulos did a tasting for Boka Restaurant Group’s Kevin Boehm and Rob Katz that blew the restaurateurs away. The catch? The duo didn’t have a space for the talented chef. That changes this month with the...

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Raising the (Wine) Bar
By Melanie Rud Chadwick | November 13, 2017

 

The Press Room
Nestled in the heart of the West Loop, this 70-seat wine bar touts an extensive array of offerings sourced from...

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Silk Stalking
By David Zivan | November 13, 2017

 

YOU MAY NOT have known this, but bralettes are very hot right now. You, like me, may not really even know what a bralette is. But you, like me, may sometime soon find yourself with cause to purchase lingerie—here come the...

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Good Will Planting
By Andrea Mills | November 13, 2017

 

LESS THAN AN hour’s drive from Atlanta and even closer from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, a movement is underway that’s putting the farm at the heart of the farm-to-table concept. “...

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Page Turners
By Drew Limsky | November 13, 2017

 

A Life in Pictures
Norma Stevens collaborated with Steven M.L. Aronson to record the life of a true 20th century photography icon in Avedon: Something Personal ($40, Spiegel & Grau...

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Dream Weaver
By Lisa Shames | November 13, 2017

 

THE ART OF letting go is something Paul Heyer knows well—literally. The artist often finds inspiration for his paintings in exploring what it means to be free from the limits of our physical bodies, including via dreams and the...

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Eat, Drink & Be Merry
By Lisa Shames | August 21, 2017

1. House Rules Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House in Hyde Park, one of the best examples of Prairie-style architecture, is stunning on its own. But Sept. 20, it gets even better when chefs Matthias Merges and...

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Words to Eat By
By Lisa Shames | August 21, 2017

First things first: Yes, The Publican’s signature chicken is included in Cheers to The Publican, Repast and Present ($40, Lorena Jones Books, an imprint of Ten Speed Press) coming out this fall. As are 149 other recipes...

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A Spirited Affair
By Lisa Shames | August 21, 2017

Kaveh Zamanian admits he wasn’t always a fan of bourbon; scotch was more his jam. But that all changed when he met Heather Bass, a Kentucky native who introduced him to the American whiskey’s attributes—as...

Clever Rabbit

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The Green Party
Maggie Hennessy | August 21, 2017

Bad Hunter
This sunny West Loop spot led the plants-first charge in Chicago with a beautifully executed, mainly meatless menu and lighthearted vibe. “There...

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