Local Flavor

Blame the Bossa Nova

By Peter Gianopulos Many chefs would’ve taken one look at the sprawling new Matrix…
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Cake Masters

Cakes boating squiggly lined birthday greetings and wavy buttercream borders? No. No.…
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One Wild and Savvy Guy

By Peter Gianopulos Scott Harris can see the future, and it’s making him yawn. This…
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Urban Indulgence

By Peter Gianopulos It’s hard to say who shrieked with more unbridled glee over the…
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The Little Cantina That Could

By Peter Gianopulos  Jim Trader, a co-owner of Front Street Cantina in Naperville,…
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Dark secrets

The holidays have a way of making Cathy Bouchard, owner of Le Chocolat du Bouchard in…
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power of coffee

By Peter Gianopulos Jennifer Fox, owner of Dragonolia Coffee (dragonolia.com), thinks…
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Getting Saucy

By Peter Gianopulos Over the years, Evelyn Rivera has been greeted by so many quizzical…
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The Fixe is In

 By Peter Gianopulos A restaurant committed to a true “seasonal dining” experience…
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About a Boy

By Peter Gianopulos Chef Niño? The boy chef? Sounds, at first blush, like a curious…
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Gourmet Grill

Although the walk-up service and laid-back atmosphere at Knead: Urban Eatery (131 S.…
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A new Treasure

By Kevin Meek How did a cooking competition, some lifelong friendships, a slight pirate…
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