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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...

Quick Bites: Delectable ice cream dishes abound in North Shore eateries

June 26, 2017 by Staff Report Life & Arts, Dining Out

Behold — the ice cream dish. So simple. So universally beloved. Witness the mathematical perfection of its spherical shape, and the way its proffering effects a smile on she who receives it.

In summer, ice cream is...

Poultry paradise: Chicken wings abound on the North Shore

by Staff Report Life & Arts, Dining Out

Chicken is such a versatile food. You can turn stock and meat into a hearty soup, dice up and toss into a salad or bread and serve with macaroni and cheese to make a kid’s meal favorite.

In recent years, demand for...

Bangkok meets Tokyo in Lake Bluff

by Megan Bernard, Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

Years ago, Kip Sangsawang worked as a United Airlines flight attendant, making the six-hour route from Bangkok, Thailand to Tokyo, Japan four to five times per month. 

During layovers in Narita, Sangsawang, originally...

Dining Out: Jest the way you like it

by Courtney Jacquin, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

When Leonard Innocenzi, known by most as Lenny, told his dad he wanted to open his own restaurant, his dad called him a “buffo” — Italian slang for clown.

In his 20s at the time, Innocenzi didn’t know much about the...