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New Trier graduate gets inspired by fellow female jokesters

June 12, 2017 by Emma Palatnik, Editorial Intern Life & Arts

Alexandra Tsarpalas has always loved comedy. Her mom even did some stand-up, so it runs in the family. 

Tsarpalas grew up in Wilmette, attended McKenzie Elementary School, Wilmette Junior High School and eventually...

Tanoshii Sushi Mike’s brings dinner and a show to the North Shore

May 30, 2017 by Courtney Jacquin, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

California rolls, Philadelphia rolls, spicy tuna — if you’re a sushi lover, there’s a good chance you’ve ordered these maki rolls before, and it’s likely what brings you into a sushi restaurant.

But at Highland Park’s...

Northbrook's Jar Bar blends fresh cuisine with fast-casual vibe

June 12, 2017 by Jacqueline Glosniak, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

After two decades spent producing for television with reporters from Connie Chung and Anderson Cooper to media mogul Oprah Winfrey, Karen Firsel knows a thing or two about what it takes to create a successful brand. 

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Northbrook's Jar Bar blends fresh cuisine with fast-casual vibe

June 12, 2017 by Jacqueline Glosniak, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

After two decades spent producing for television with reporters from Connie Chung and Anderson Cooper to media mogul Oprah Winfrey, Karen Firsel knows a thing or two about what it takes to create a successful brand. 

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Simple as Pizza Pie. Winnetka’s Pizza Shoppe focuses on wood-fired, family-friendly eating

June 19, 2017 by Jacqueline Glosniak, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

After 20 years at the Chicago Board of Trade became uninteresting and monotonous, Matt Halack knew it was time to trade his career for something more reflective of his new-found culinary talents. 

Now, nearly five...

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