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Quick Bites: North Shore restaurants get ghoulish for Halloween with spooktacular fall dishes

October 20, 2019 by Staff Report Life & Arts, Dining Out

As we creep closer to Halloween, our consumption of apples, pumpkins and other fall foods and beverages grows at a bloodcurdling pace. 

With another two months before the frightening cold of winter horrifies us all, make sure to howl for...

Dining Out: Northbrook chocolate shop, eatery, expands beyond international chain

by Erin Yarnall, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

Leonidas Kestekides first made his name known on an international stage at the 1910 World’s Fair, in which the Greek sweetmaker presented his pastries to the world and won a bronze medal.

In the past century, his name...

Dining Out: Maria’s Bakery offers Italian cuisine, family feel in Highwood

by Nick Frazier, Contributing Sports Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

When you’re the best in your craft, it can be hard to walk away when you’re at the top.

Gino Pollari found that out when he tried to retire from the restaurant business. It was only six months until Pollari came out of...

Dining Out: New Trier grad brings award-winning pastry techniques to Onward in Chicago

by Jason Addy, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

After working in fine-dining restaurants throughout the United States, Northfield native Kevin McCormick is dishing out "upscale but approachable" creations just a few minutes from home as the executive pastry chef at Onward in Chicago.

The...