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Lake Geneva Oktoberfest offers color, food, pumpkins

Take a ride up to Lake Geneva this weekend for gorgeous views of fall color. The lakefront tree displays, designed by top landscape architects such as Jens Jensen the designer of Chicago’s Columbus Park and other Chicago parks, offer glorious bursts of brilliant yellow, mellow orange and fiery reds. They’re expected to be at their […]

What chefs don’t learn in culinary school

“I didn’t realize I was going to get screamed at for 10 years of my life,” says Sean Sanders of Browntrout in North Center. Sanders is one of nine Chicago-area chefs who recounted the surprises that await culinary workers once they leave cooking school in a recent Chicago Sun-Times article.