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  • Illinois Ballet Academy Performs “Clara’s Dream”

    In December of 1892, the first production of The Nutcracker was held at the Imperial Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia.  This classic Christ ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 2:06 pm
  • Mixology Marvels

    A finely-crafted cocktail has the potential to elevate a gathering from ordinary to fabulous. But, unless you have a professional mixologist in the fa ...
    Nov. 4, 2015 - 11:26 am
  • To cheese or not to cheese- that’s never the question

    “Experimentation” is a fitting word to describe the contents of a cheese plate or charcuterie tray. ...
    Nov. 4, 2015 - 11:22 am
  • Ticket to Ride

    I never truly grasped the significance of date nights until I became a mother. Not only did “me time” get placed on the backburner but soon, so did co ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 11:39 am
  • Tapping into the craft beer craze

    While the range of choice from craft beer can be a little overwhelming to some who gravitate toward an old favorite brew, there’s no doubt that tastes ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 11:36 am
  • The Traveler’s Palate with Marco Conte

    It’s that time of year for pumpkin and spices...what better way to bring in the fall season than with a creamy pumpkin Crème Brulee.  It’s very easy t ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 11:32 am
  • Wine and wanderlust

    Sometimes owning and running a wine shop has it perks. It’s a lot of work and a lot of stress and heartache, but also very rewarding in so many ways.
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 11:28 am
  • Setting the scene

    An empty tabletop to a host is much like a blank canvas to an artist.  It provides the perfect opportunity for the hostess to reflect personality, whi ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 11:24 am

    G et ready to stomp grapes, spit grapes and taste some grapes – in wine form – at Lynfred Winery’s annual Oktoberfest.
    Sept. 8, 2015 - 9:32 am

    Wine is one of those things that can make or break a great meal.  But a lot of pairing isn’t just the meat or fish, but rather how that meat or fish i ...
    Sept. 8, 2015 - 9:04 am

    Flur | 1 Riverside ROAD, Riverside The first time we walked into Flur, we loved it. It’s pretty, inv ...
    Sept. 8, 2015 - 9:01 am

    Fire & Wine | 433 N. Main Street | Glen Ellyn Enjoy an upscale pizza experience in the heart of down ...
    Sept. 8, 2015 - 8:54 am

    Blueberry Hill | 49 S. La Grange Road | La Grange It’s been said that breakfast is the most importa ...
    Sept. 8, 2015 - 8:45 am

    Ditka’s | 2 Mid america Plaza, Suite 100 | Oakbrook Terrace Has midweek got you down? Gear back up a ...
    Sept. 8, 2015 - 8:39 am
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