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Simple as pizza pie: Pizza Shoppe focuses on wood-fired, family-friendly eating

June 20, 2017 by Jacqueline Glosniak, 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...

Jar Bar blends fresh cuisine with fast-casual vibe

by Jacqueline Glosniak, 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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New North Shore hotspot: Lucky Fish

by Alyssa Groh, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

After deciding to open their seventh North Shore restaurant, husband and wife Shana and Steve Geffen knew it was time to come home to Northbrook.

The Geffens are known for their Once Upon restaurants (Once Upon a Bagel...

Tanoshii Sushi Mike’s brings fun sushi eating to the North Shore

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...